Honors Presents: "Life After College: What’s Next?"
- Friday, September 18, 2020 from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
- NAH 137 - Montana State University
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Honors Presents “After College, What’s Next?”
On Friday, September 18, 2020, from 5:15 to 6:30 pm , we will assemble in Room 137 of Norm Asbjornson Hall to conduct another informal presentation on career opportunities following graduation. Presenters will share their experiences that led them to different and rewarding careers. This 75-minute event will be a discussion that will allow students to question the presenters on the challenges and benefits associated with the career paths chosen. The topics to be addressed at the presentation include: (1) the progress and nature of the presenters’ careers following 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? Please join us for this fun discussion.
Our presenters on September 18, 2020, will be:
Graham Neale. Graham is the Wildlife Biologist for the Eastern Montana National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Strike Team for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. The Strike Team is based out of the Region 1 office in Missoula, and Graham works out of the Supervisor’s Office in Bozeman. The Strike Team is invited to take on challenging vegetation management projects on eastern Montana National Forest lands and grasslands. Graham’s work includes assessing project impacts to threatened and endangered species in relation to the NEPA and Forest Plans. In Montana, those species are typically grizzly bear, Canada lynx, and wolverine. Previous to his position with the Forest Service, Graham worked to launch the Montana Sage Grouse Habitat Conservation Program in Helena. This included building a compensatory mitigation program for development projects in sage grouse country. Graham also worked as a private consultant for 15 years, managing endangered species projects related to San Clemente island fox, gray wolves, woodland caribou, bat species, desert tortoise, peregrine falcons and bald eagles. Graham received his undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies and Economics from Warren Wilson College and his Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana School of Forestry and Conservation.
Bruce Zimmerman. Bruce is a writer and producer who has been working in the television industry for the past 25 years. Bruce’s career in Hollywood has included work on features, TV movies, mini-series, and more than a dozen one-hour dramas, including THE DISTRICT, JUDGING AMY, CSI:NY, and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Most recently, he wrapped up nine seasons as a writer and Co-executive Producer on the CBS procedural drama CRIMINAL MINDS. In his capacity as a producer, Bruce is responsible for all that is involved in shepherding a script through production – budget, locations, casting, special effects, stunts, hair and wardrobe, etc. He also oversees post-production, making the final editing and music decisions once an episode has been shot. Bruce is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, where he has served on the judging committee for the annual Emmy awards. In association with the Writers Guild, he has also worked as a mentor for new members of the Guild and partnered with CBS to develop their diversity writers program. Prior to his work in Los Angeles, Bruce attended San Francisco State University and wrote four mystery/suspense novels published by HarperCollins.
Fritz Penwell. Fritz is the President and CEO of High Fashion Garments Inc. (USA) and High Fashion Silk (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd (China), both of which are subsidiaries of the High Fashion Group (Hong Kong). High Fashion Group is the largest manufacturer in the world of silk garments and textiles. HFG pioneered innovations such as “washable silk” and “sandwashed silk.” Fritz has developed fashion programs for major retailers, designers, garment manufacturers, and wholesalers throughout the world. Fritz provides input on trends in fabrics, color, and design that will eventually appear in numerous distribution channels that influence manufacturers and purchasers of apparel. Prior to beginning his lengthy career in the fashion industry, Fritz received his BS degree from The Ohio State University and an MS degree from Temple University.
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