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I love to present at career panels

I love to present at career panels.

I love to share career advice with students about technology careers. I love to encourage students to get  into technology. Technology has enabled me to do things I enjoy and I feel that it can do the same for others.

Oftentimes, some students are not aware of the opportunities available in technology. I’m glad to share with them and open their eyes to the possibilities, especially since technology is so widespread and there are many things that one can do to work in the tech industry, not just software development (which happens to be my specialty).

I love to present at career panels!

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I love to prepare for career panels

I love to prepare for career panels.

I love to visualize the presentation as I do with all speeches. It helps me get ready and more confident about the presentation.

Best of all, the preparation shows through on the day of the career panel.

I love to prepare for career panels!

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I love to plan career events for students

I love to plan career events for students.

I am helping a friend with a career event she is planning at a local college. As you may have guessed from a previous post, I enjoy these activities that help students and I love that she asked me to help put on this one.

Naturally, we want this to be a successful event so planning for it makes sense since it is a 3 hour event, there are several panel members and we are expected to have a 100-student audience.

We want to make it as valuable to students as possible. (That’s the purpose, right?)

All of this preparation will be worth it when students come up to us and tell us that the information we shared was valuable. 🙂

I love to plan career events for students!

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I love to be thanked for sharing career advice

I love to be thanked for sharing career advice.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to participate in a career panel at the local state college, Seminole State. It was an enjoyable experience.  I hope to do it more often in the near future at Seminole State and other schools in the area.

For those not familiar with career panels, the purpose is to answer student questions about careers in general and the careers of the professionals present. How did they get to where they are? How do they break into the field and other such questions. The setup is normally a group of 3 to 5 professionals sitting in front of an audience of 20 to 60 students.

I enjoy the interaction and curiosity of the students, young and old. I love that they are really interested in improving and helping themselves.

I find that sharing career advice is fulfilling. I feel good that I can make a positive impact in people’s lives. If they take the panel’s the advice and do something great, all the better! We will have created a better world.

It is also a nice touch to receive a note of appreciation. I also received a surprise gift, a $10 Starbucks card. So I can consider this my first paid speaking engagement. 🙂

I love to be thanked for sharing career advice!

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