Speakers target career pathways

The Career Pathways Speaker Series has two upcoming events in April, featuring prominent figures in the world of business and government.

Chad Steele (Photo from Twitter.com)

Chad Steele, vice president of public relations for the Baltimore Ravens, will speak on April 22, 2019, to discuss a variety of topics, including event planning, marketing, and stadium operations management.

Steele will talk about his career path and opportunities for students interested in careers in the field of sports, from professional athletes to occupations supporting sports, said Zamira Simkins, department chair of business administration.

Steele previously has worked as the director of media relations for the Ravens, and prior to that as the public relations manager for the San Francisco 49ers.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. and end roughly at 3:15 p.m.

Karen Brooks, assistant director of monetary affairs and reserves function manager for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, will discuss current monetary policy and career opportunities within financial regulation agencies on April 25, 2019.

The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States, and was created by Congress over 100 years ago to provide a safer, more flexible system for America. This event will start at 12:30 p.m. and end at 1:45 p.m.

The Career Pathways Speaker Series is a newly established initiative of events that brings credible professionals to Stevenson to discuss their careers. The series “is organized to give BSOBL students an opportunity to explore various career paths,” said Simkins. The event also gives students an opportunity to hear how established career professionals began their careers and how they evolved over time. In previous events, there have been between 70 to 100 attendees, said Simkins.

The speaker series started on Oct. 16, 2018, when SU alums Garren LaFond and Lauren Jackson from SC&H, a management consulting, auditing and tax firm discussed their career paths and outlined opportunities for business, accounting and information systems students, said Simkins. Lafond and Jackson spoke about available positions at SC&H in a recruitment effort.

The second event of the speaker series introduced Dr. James Bond, International Monetary Fund expert in economic development, on Nov. 8, 2018. Bond discussed the evolution of his career and career opportunities with international organizations.

Each event will take place in the Brown School of Business and Leadership (BSOBL) courtroom. All students and faculty are invited. For more information or questions, contact Simkins through campus email.

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