November 15, 2017
Oregon City High School had a special advisory to help students learn more about their various career options. We had 37 guest speakers who spoke with students about Careers. Guest speakers covered how much education was required, what do they actually do at their job, skills needed. Also very important was how much money did they make! Students were also given time to ask questions.
Students were given the opportunity to select which guest speaker they wanted to hear. There were 1,100 students who chose to particpate.
During the session from Eder Campuzano, reporter for the Oregonian; students learned there is a teen section in the Oregonian. The Oregonian also offers a High School Journalism Institute each summer. Here is information about last years Journalism Institute. All-expenses-paid program on the Oregon State campus in Corvalis.
The State of Oregon Employment Department website has valuable information to investigating Careers. Under the Career & Business Information category. Select Look Up Wages & Job Info. This search offers a multiple of information including, description, what license and certification needed, educational requirements, where to go to school, skills, employment outlook, wage range.
Who knows maybe of these students have now chosen to be a fighfighter, journalist, electrician, drafter, auto mechanic, teacher, nurse, pharmacist, lawyer, police officer or many other careers all because of what they learned from these presentations.
Thank you to all the guest speakers for your help in preparing our students for career success!
This video was shared from guest speaker, Eder Campuzano,reporter for the Oregonian.
But it is also very appropriate for students as they enter into the career field.
Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
Research and Development Manager, Dannon Frozen Yogurt – Laurie Washington
Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications
Stage Manager – Linda Apperson
Reporter, Oregonian – Eder Campuzano
Software Training Specialist, Meridian Link – David Meyer
Manager of Online Education, Intel Corp – Anne Batey
Senior Business Analyst Consultant –Kim Ossenkop
Energy & Engineering
Lab Director/Metallurgical Engineering – Jaret Frafjord
Project Estimator in Plumbing and Water Treatment Industry – Rich Grisham
Aeronautics – Bill Tidd
Electrical Apprentice and Journeyman Electrician – Haley Williams and Ralph Williams
Architecture & Construction
Commercial Interior Design – Erica Frafjord
Operations Manager in Heavy Civil Construction – Tim Hayner
Drafter/3D Architecture Modeling – Chris Kitts
Sheet Metal Superintendent, Portland Mechanical Contractors – Eric Montoya
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Automotive Technician – Wryann Van Riper
Automotive Instructor, CCC – Tom Landeen
Registered Nurse, Providence Willamette Falls – Kellie Canchola
Pediatric Registered Nurse, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital - Julie Casey
Program Manager/RN, Multnomah County Corrections Health – Myque Obiero
Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente – Fideliz Lim
Government & Public Administration
Oregon Women’s Veterans Coordinator and Army Veteran – Elizabeth Estabrooks
Insurance Agent and Entrepreneur, TJ Beck Agency – Thomas Beck
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
Lawyer, Buckley Law P.C. – Richard Mario
Law Professor and Retired Military – Doug MacEllven
Lieutenant Firefighter, Clackamas Fire District 1 – Steve Hoffeditz
Correctional Officer – Brendan Rogers
Police Officer - Spencer Rohde
Education & Training
High School Teacher – Megan Wenzinger
High School Teacher - Pat McDonald
High School Teacher - Greg Hellman
Commercial Advertising Project Manager, Ramsay Signs –Garrett Gibson
Marketing/Advertising – Brent Bohrer
Business Management & Administration
Franchise Owner, Menchie’s – Vicki Calcagno
Creative Marketing, Chef/Urban Farm, Fashion – Jamie Melton, Stacy Givens, and Nai Zhao
Small Business Owner/Ecommerce, smALLFLAGs.com – William Gifford
Business Management & Administration
Partner at Public Relations Firm, Quinn Thomas – Rick Thomas
Branch Manager, Key Bank – Emily Goodman