Scheduled Presentations Browse our schedule of upcoming career presentations. These half-hour sessions feature a live, interactive exchange between professionals and students. It’s a great way for students to get firsthand tips as they explore career options.

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Upcoming Presentations

Social Media for Issue Based Campaign Strategy & Govt Branding

Presented by: Gail Sumi, Member Engagement and Communications Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Date(s):

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:20 AM
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:15 AM

Description: Social media strategy is an important part of political issue campaigns and of branding. Gail Sumi manages the League of Wisconsin Municipality’s communications including the organization’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. She’ll address how the League is using social media on issue based campaigns including #JustFixItWI, getting people involved and interested in funding pothole fixes. Plus check out #CityHallSelfie on Twitter. She’ll talk about branding government too.

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American Transmission Company Real Estate: A career in Right-of-way!

Presented by: Julie Hanson, Senior Real Estate Representative, American Transmission Company, LLC

Date(s):

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:30 AM
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:15 AM

Description: When you think of a career in Real Estate, you typically think of buying and selling houses. At American Transmission Company, the Real Estate department buys rights-of-ways or easements from landowners, which gives our company the right to construct, operate and maintain our poles and wires. A career as a right-of-way representative includes acquiring and managing these real estate interests, including buying land in fee or easements, leases, contracts, permits with either landowners, corporations and governmental agencies. Julie will share her journey of beginning as a Real Estate Technical Assistant and her path to become a Senior Real Estate Representative, her responsibilities as a RE Representative, and educational requirements to become a right-of-way agent.

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Is Being a Business Owner all it’s Cracked Up to Be?

Presented by: Kati Whitledge, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Cosmetologist, Author & Podcaster, Inspired Enterprises, Inc. & Be Inspired Salon, Inc.

Date(s):

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:30 PM

Description: Join Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author and Podcaster, Kati Whitledge for a look into the journey of starting new businesses. What does it take? Will it be worth it? Kati will give you the realistic insights to beginning, enduring, and enjoying the life of an entrepreneur.

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Organic Agriculture – Not Just for Hippies Anymore

Presented by: Angie Sullivan, Grazing, Specialty Crops, Financial and Transition Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection

Date(s):

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:15 PM

Description: Organic agriculture is the fastest growing segment of agriculture in the United States. In 2015, organic sales reached $43.3 billion, up 11% over the prior year. Organics is no longer a ‘fringe’ movement of hippie farmers. Major corporations such as, General Mills, Dean Foods, Kelloggs, Kraft and Pepsi are getting into the organic marketplace. Organic product sales are consumer driven by people who want to feel like they know where their food is coming from and take comfort in knowing the food is grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Organic agriculture is not ‘better than’ conventional agriculture in any way. It’s another choice in the marketplace for consumers.

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