Virtual Career Fair

With the support of community partners sharing their time to empower youth with career presentations, these videos are filled with valuable information heightening your career awareness. Watching them is an excellent way to learn about the skills and education needed to obtain careers across various pathways. Many speakers have included additional resources and links, which can be found below.

College Athletic Director: Donald Brooks

Donald Brooks is a graduate of Springfield College, a Division III school where he played football. Donald fell in love with sports at a young age and started to chase the dream of working in sports by being the manager of the high school basketball team in addition to playing football. He continued to pursue that dream in college where he took a job as an equipment manager, coached sports at summer camps, and worked at sports internships. Learn how Donald gained skills and experience as a coach and built strong networks throughout his life, which helped him become the athletic director of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Corporate Finance: Karen Fascina

A University of Florida graduate, Karen Fiscina has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about business, finance, and corporate consulting by viewing Karen’s video.
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Cyber Security: Nandita Rao

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (2011) in Pittsburgh, PA, Nandita Rao is now a business owner. for a cybersecurity firm. Learn more from watching her video and taking her advice; “…apply for internships so that you can see how your chosen career operates…”
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Financial Analyst: Nicole Skrinnik and Kevin Kelley

Nicole Skrinnik, a recent University of California Berkeley (2019) joined Union Bank as a financial analyst. With a major in Business Administration, Nicole shares her knowledge about business and finance with Junior Achievement and Oakland Tech High School students.
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Broadcast Journalism: Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED

A graduate of Howard University and U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Pendarvis Harshaw is currently a KQED columnist and host of the podcast Rightnowish. Learn how Pendarvis started his writing and journalism career in high school, and how he uses his current platform to shed light on, and uplift, Bay Area arts, culture, and people.
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Pediatric Nurse: Kayla Stuart

Kayla Stuart is a pediatric nurse in Tennessee. Kayla is a natural nurturer and began her career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), then became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Kayla discusses her journey to earn her CNA and LPN licenses while working, and how she decided to work in pediatrics. Learn how to become a CNA, LPN or RN, and the different duties for each position.
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Energy Utility Management: Alisa Okelo-Odongo

Alisa Okelo-Odongo is a graduate of U.C. Davis. Alisa got her first job out of college by networking during her unpaid, college internship. While working at PG&E as a Public Affairs Representative, Alisa earned her MBA while working full-time. Learn about what specific skills and life experiences Alisa relied on to advance her career at PG&E, eventually becoming the Director of Regulatory Reporting & Governance.
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Social Worker Supervisor: Jeanetta Mack

Jeanetta Mack is a graduate of Oakland Senior High School, University of California Berkeley (BA), and California State University, East Bay (MS Ed). After joining the teaching corps as part of Teach for America, Jeannetta became a social worker and now supervises a team of social workers with Alameda County Social Services. Learn more about her career pathway to social work supervision, and how you can work in the social services field.
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