Career Chats


    To stay updated on future meetings and find information covered in past meetings, go to: http://career-chats.webnode.com/

    Career Chats, a series of meetings with professionals, was started by OPHS senior Rachel Lin to aid students in their college and career decisions and is now being managed by OPHS junior Elena Yan with guidance from Mrs. Friedman. This is an opportunity for students to meet a variety of professionals who share their career experiences and insights. This program allows students to learn more about different career options that they could pursue during and after college. Students can come and listen to the speakers and ask any questions.


    When are the meetings held?

    All meetings will be held via Zoom from 12:05-12:40pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The dates of the Fall 2020 Career Chats are 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, and 12/3.


    When was our last Career Chats session?

    Our last Career Chats was held at lunchtime on Thursday, 9/17. We had an exciting panel of 3 outstanding guest speakers and you can listen to the recording if you missed this event:

    1. Yanick Wilisky: Visual Effects Producer/Film & Streaming Series (yanick@hybride.com)

    2. Marichelle Daywalt: TV advertising producer and production accountant (maradaywalt@yahoo.com)

    3. David Zweig: Creative Director (davidzweig@gmail.com)


    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 926 1986 9095

    Passcode: careerchat


    Who can attend?

    All grade levels are welcome and highly encouraged to attend!


    When are future Career Chats?

    Thurs. 10/1: Technology/Software Panel

    Bryan Magoffin: Senior Security Architect at CheckPoint Software Technologies LTD

    David Liu: Engineering Manager/Social media at Facebook


    Thurs. 10/15:  Education Panel

    Vanessa Heller: 6th grade teacher

    Hillary St. George: Senior Librarian for branch of the L.A. Public Library

    Jeff Salzman: Nature Watch Owner/CEO


    Thurs. 11/5: Financial Services/Management Consulting Panel

    Anna Thomas: Velocity Mortgage (commercial mortgages)

    Sean Boyd: Management Consulting (Infrastructure/Project Finance)

    Erica Groten: Owner/Technical Writing for the mortgage banking industry


    Thursday, 11/19: Law 

    Neil Radick: Attorney at L.A. County Alternate Public Defender’s Office


    Thursday 12/3: Biomedical/Biopharma Panel

    Larry S. Ring: Biomedical Engineer

    Suresh Mohan: Center for Autism (healthcare)

    Malhar Ambhaikar: Biopharma


    Missed past meetings?

    Information from past meetings with some supplemental information is recorded on https://career-chats.webnode.com/

    Stay tuned for future Career Chats sessions and stay connected with Career Chats!

    Join the email list/contact us: https://career-chats.webnode.com/

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Last Modified on September 17, 2020