Oct. 5: Seventh Annual Career Symposium

Event Details

Date: October 4, 2012

Times: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Augustana College campus classrooms

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

The 2012 Augustana Career Symposium, an annual event where regional industry leaders are invited to present their experiences for students, will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, in various Augustana classrooms.

The Symposium will feature the following sessions and speakers:

►8 a.m. Technology and Marketing (MC 201)
Deane Barker ‘97, Content Management Practice Director at Blend Interactive
Dave Medema ‘06, Developer at Electric Pulp
Steve Pederson, CEO of Bright Planet

►9 a.m. Management (MC 201)
Mike Knight ‘82, President of Alliance Management
Patrick McAdaragh ‘81, President and CEO of Midcontinent Communications

►9 a.m. Future of Stewardship (MC 102)
Kerri DeGraff ‘06, Development Director at Feeding South Dakota
Paul Krueger ‘97, Executive Director of Make a Wish Foundation

►10 a.m. Psychology (MC 201)
Allie Brooks '10, Registered Nurse at Sanford Health
Jason Leach '05, Police Officer for the Sioux Falls Police Department
Jennifer Lovik '05, Counselor at The Glory House
Amanda Waite '05, Children's Program Social Worker at Children's Inn

10:30-10:55 a.m. Refreshments and networking in the Madsen Center Atrium

►10:40 a.m. Communication (HUM 301)
Bethany Rasmussen Anderson '07, Legislative Aide for State Representative Joan Ballweg
Amanda Conrad Berg '05, High School Teacher at Columbus High School
Kelsey Buchholz '08, In-Game Producer/Teacher for SF Skyforce NBA D-League/SF Schools
Julie Clark '00, Founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club

►11 a.m. Accounting (MC 103)
Jeremy Aylward ‘07, Financial Specialist at USD
Stacie Burch ‘04, Staff Accountant at KMWF & Associates
Stacey Denke ‘07, Financial Analyst at Sanford Health
Nate Gonseth ‘04, Senior Audit Manager at Eide Bailly

►11 a.m. Finance/Entrepreneurship (MC 101)
Blaine Crissman ‘84, Partner at Badlands Capital
Paul Mohrman ‘72, Principal Partner/Director of Client Development at South Atlantic Systems Group, Inc.

►2 p.m. English & Journalism (HUM 123)
Kurt Brost '93, Director of Real Estate Services for Sanford Health
Kate Holmquest '02, Curriculum Developer & Coach at Wright
Karin (Bumgardner) Miller '87, Writer/Editor at Working Words, Inc.
Leah Simmons '05, Marketing & Training Coordinator at Johnstone Supply

►2 p.m. Theatre (EMC Theatre)
Amanda Conrad Berg '05, High School Teacher at Columbus High School
Joe Gentzler '06, Quality Assurance Analyst at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Rebecca Hjelle '03, Senior Pastor at Blair First United Methodist Church
Bob Wendland '10, Arts Educ. Program Coordinator at the Washington Pavilion
Wyatt Yager '04, Ceremony & Events Coordinator at Mount Marty College

►3 p.m. Biology (GSC 101)
Dr. Kyle Seifert '97, Associate Professor of Biology at James Madison University, will discuss "Antimicrobial Compounds, Dry Eye, and Bed Bugs – Three Collaborative Research Projects at James Madison University"

Learn more or Register today!

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Sandi Vietor
Augustana College Career Center