Jim Allsop and Keith McCafferty: "After College, What's Next?"
- Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Norm Asbjornson Hall, Inspiration Hall (201) - view map
It’s never too early to start planning your future! Jim and Keith will be visiting Montana State University to lead an interactive session on career planning. This one-hour event will be a discussion that will allow students to question the presenters on the challenges and benefits associated with the career paths chosen. Topics that will be touched upon include: (1) the progress and nature of the presenters’ careers following graduation from college; (2) the opportunities that currently exist for graduates in these fields; (3) how best to prepare for possible employment in these fields; and (4) what is it the presenters wish someone had told them when they were in college?
Jim is an inventor and, as a guiding figure behind Allsop Inc., a manufacturer of recreational, electronic, home and garden, and other consumer products. Allsop Inc. is based in Bellingham, Washington, and conducts manufacturing, marketing, sales, and distribution operations throughout the world. Jim has been instrumental in the development of products ranging from road and mountain bikes to a wide range of computer accessories. Jim graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Keith is a Spur Award winning novelist for Viking/Penguin Books, whose Sean Stranahan mystery series is set in Southwestern Montana. In addition to being a contributing editor of “Field & Stream,” for which he penned the survival and outdoor skills columns for many years, Keith has had articles published in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Mother Earth News, Grays Sporting Journal, and the Chicago Tribune, covering subjects ranging from murder to wolves to Ernest Hemingway’s missing steamer trunk of fishing tackle, which inspired Keith’s novel “Cold Hearted River,” the 2018 Will Rogers Gold Medallion Award winner for Best Fiction. Keith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Duke University and holds a Masters in Journalism from The University of Michigan.
- Honors College