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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.

**SPECIAL National Career Development Week 2020 Career Chats**

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.

 

We are still adding professionals to our 2020/21 academic year, so please keep checking for more opportunities.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Angie FryeAngie Frye
Nurse Manager - Neuroscience
Spectrum Health

Check out this recording of  Career Chats Nurse Manager on our YouTube channel!
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm
britney_gunnell_spectrumhealth_org_MThumbBritney Gunnell
Spectrum Health
Respiratory Therapist

Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Respiratory Therapist on our YouTube channel!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Matt schwarck with MASKMatt Schwark
OphthalmicTechnician
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology/Blue Sky Vision

Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Ophthalmic Technician on our YouTube channel!
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

3:30pm - 4:00pm

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

Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Manager of Radiology Services on our YouTube channel!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

3:30pm - 4:00pm

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

Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Clinical Services Manager - Oncology on our YouTube channel!
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Rachel DevadattaRachel Devadatta
Speech-Language Pathologist
The Speech Pathology Group
 

Check out this recording of  Career Chats Speech-Language Pathologist on our YouTube channel!
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Doug AyersDouglas Ayers
Registered Nurse 
Grand Valley State University


Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Registered Nurse on our YouTube channel!
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Thursday, October 8, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm
DSDavid Sefton
Physical Therapist
Ivy Rehab
 

Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Physical Therapist on our YouTube channel!
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Alyssa ReynoldsAlyssa Reynolds
Nurse Technician
Helen Devos Children’s Hospital


Check out this recording of  Career Chats - Nurse Technician on our YouTube channel!
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm
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Clinical Supervisor
Spectrum Health Medical Group

** Recording Coming Soon!
 


 


Tuesday, October 20, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm

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

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM *** NOTE: TIME CHANGE

GLGabe Laney
Nurse Manager - Neonatal ICU
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Sherri Rodriguez HeadshotSheri Rodriguez
(Medical) Social Worker
Calvin University
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Nathan RoselNate Rosel
Physical Therapist
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation
Register Here!