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 in 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.

All Career Chats Take Place on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3:30-4:00 pm.

All Career Chats are recorded and housed in our archive. Please visit kentisd.org/careervideos


ATTENTION TEACHERS/COUNSELORS:  Career Chats have been approved for SCECHs. Go the Kent ISD PD Hub to register.


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.

Featured Upcoming Career Chats

Big Joe Pesh - Radio Host Mix 95.7 - Townsquare Media
Montana Major - Development Director Lions & Rabbits Center for the Arts
Tyler Murray - Senior Financial Analyst Spectrum Health

Upcoming Guests for February - Careers in Business and Finance:

February 10 - Development Director
February 15 - Senior Financial Analyst
February 22 - President & Director of Supply Chain
February 24 - Financial Reimbursement Analyst

Register here for the February Career Chats

All sessions are from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


 

All career pathways are important and we have selected the following ones to focus on this school year (2021/2022)

October - Health
November - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
December - Information Technology
January - Arts/AV/Communication
February - Business and Finance
March - Hospitality, Tourism and Leadership
April - Education and Human Services
May - HOT Jobs (In demand occupations!)

Click the links below to register for these upcoming chats

Upcoming Career Chats

Big Joe Pesh - Radio Host Mix 95.7 - Townsquare Media
Montana Major - Development Director Lions & Rabbits Center for the Arts
Marcus Manders - Director of Supply Chains, Operations & Sustainability Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Stacey Willis - Financial Reimbursement Analyst Mary Free Bed