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CAREER CHATS - VIRTUAL CAREER EXPLORATION SERIES


Kent ISD’s Career Chats are designed to provide 7-12 grade students a virtual opportunity to meet real professionals employed in real jobs.  This series of 30-40 minute sessions will highlight professions from a variety of career pathways, giving students the opportunity to learn more about a career of interest, or to explore new options.  Professionals will share their own career path, along with valuable industry insights that support student career exploration.  Students will have an opportunity to ask their own questions through the platform’s chat function.

If you are interested in being one of our Professional Guests at a future Career Chat, please complete this brief form, and we will follow-up with you!

Questions? Contact Krista Harmon, kristaharmon@kentisd.org, or 616-365-2369.

A Career Chat series focused on health care positions is being developed for Feb/March 2021.  Please check back soon.

 

RECORDINGS OF THIS YEAR'S CAREER CHATS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW.

Learn more about an area of interest, or choose one to explore! Our career mentors have shared valuable insights into their own career paths, while also giving you valuable information about their industry that will help you with career decisions.  

 

Matt CookMatt Cook
VP of Community Relations
Lake Michigan Credit Union
 

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Check out this recording of  Career Chats on our YouTube channel!
 


 


AdamAdam Groulx
Project Manager
Wolverine Building Group

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Check out this recording of  Career Chats on our YouTube channel!
 


 

Lindsey TilleyLindsey Tilley
Sr. Training and Learning Specialist
Amway

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Kloosterman_LauraLaura Kloosterman
Landscape Designer
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Wafa HaddadWafa Haddad
Founder/CEO
Noors Heaven of West Michigan Services

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Angela BurkeAngela Burke
President and Chief Talent Architect
Palladian West

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Check out this recording of  Career Chats on our YouTube channel!

 


 

Austin WillisAustin Willis
Recruiter
Spectrum Health
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Check out this recording of  Career Chats on our YouTube channel!

 


 


Angie FryeAngie Frye
Nurse Manager - Neuroscience
Spectrum Health
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Check out this recording of  Career Chats Nurse Manager on our YouTube channel!


 


 


Matt schwarck with MASKMatt Schwark
OphthalmicTechnician
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology/Blue Sky Vision
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Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Ophthalmic Technician on our YouTube channel!

 


 


 Christopher SpallerHSChristopher Spaller
Manager of Radiology Services
Mercy Health Saint Mary's

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Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Manager of Radiology Services on our YouTube channel!


 


 

 

MarKay Riipa HeadshotMarKay Riippa
Clinical Services Manager - Oncology
Mercy Health Saint Mary's

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Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Clinical Services Manager - Oncology on our YouTube channel!


 


 


Rachel DevadattaRachel Devadatta
Speech-Language Pathologist
The Speech Pathology Group
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Check out this recording of  Career Chats Speech-Language Pathologist on our YouTube channel!

 


 


Doug AyersDouglas Ayers
Registered Nurse 
Grand Valley State University


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Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Registered Nurse on our YouTube channel!

 


 


Alyssa ReynoldsAlyssa Reynolds
Nurse Technician
Helen Devos Children’s Hospital


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Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Nurse Technician on our YouTube channel!

 


 


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Clinical Supervisor
Spectrum Health Medical Group



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Deb WatersDeb Waters
Pediatric ER Nurse Educator
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Pediatric ED

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GLGabe Laney
Nurse Manager - Neonatal ICU
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
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Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Nurse Manager - Neonatal ICU on our YouTube channel!

 

 

 

Sherri Rodriguez HeadshotSheri Rodriguez
(Medical) Social Worker
Calvin University


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Nathan RoselNate Rosel
Physical Therapist
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation

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Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Physical Therapist on our YouTube channel!