"After College, What's Next?"
- Friday, October 15, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:15pm
- Inspiration Hall – NAH 201
On Friday, October 15, 2021, from 4-to-5:15 pm, join Bruce Campbell and Honors Presents in Inspiration Hall to conduct an 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 discussed include: (1) the progression 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.
About the organizer:
Bruce Campbell practiced law with the firm of Perkins Coie for nearly 40 years. Perkins Coie has 21 offices throughout the world and is the largest law firm based in the Pacific Northwest. Bruce was the chair of the 70-lawyer Product Liability Litigation practice group. Bruce has litigated disputes in state and federal courts in the USA and before courts or administrative bodies in India, France, Greece, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia. Bruce currently serves on MSU’s Honors College External Advisory Board, is active in the school’s Mentor-Mentee program, and helps teach a seminar offered once a year on Constitutional Law.
Weston Fricke – Mr. Fricke is the Managing Partner at Madison Valley Partners in Bozeman, MT. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Simms Fishing Products where for nine years he helped grow the business into an international renowned fishing apparel brand. Prior to joining Simms, Mr. Fricke spent eight years running a private consulting practice that provided CFO and business advisory services to growth-oriented companies. He began his career in accounting & audit with Arthur Andersen in Seattle. Mr. Fricke, a 4th generation Montanan, grew up in the Bitterroot Valley in southwestern Montana and is particularly passionate about cultivating business opportunities in Montana for Montana natives. Mr. Fricke has resided in Bozeman with his wife and three kids since 2003. He received BA’s in both Business & History from the University of Washington.
Brianne Rogers – Ms. Rogers serves the state of Montana as a regent on the Montana Board of Regents. In this capacity, she and the other six regents oversee the 38,000-student Montana University System. Ms. Rogers has over a decade of political, policy, communications, and management experience, having held director positions in both Washington, D.C. and Bozeman, Montana for U.S. Senator Max Baucus, as well as serving as Montana Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator John Walsh. In 2011, Ms. Rogers produced the two-week 2,500-attendee Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Second Senior Officials Meeting in Big Sky, and in 2013 she co-produced the 4,000-attendee Economic Development Summit in Butte. Since 2015, Ms. Rogers has been Sarah Calhoun’s right-hand woman, helping to produce the Red Ants Pants Music Festivals and earning the Montana Office of Tourism’s Event of the Year award. Ms. Rogers lives in Bozeman with her black lab, Foxx, and spends her free time chasing upland birds and waterfowl hunting. Ms. Rogers earned her BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.
Richard Helzer – Mr. Helzer is an Emeritus Professor and former Director of the School of Art at Montana State University. Mr. Helzer has a long and distinguished career as a working artist in Sculpture and Metalsmithing. He has shown his work throughout the U.S. and Europe. Among the grants and awards Mr. Helzer has received are the Western States Artist Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. His commissions include work in the Library at Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT, and a 90-foot sculpture commission at the Angelo Musco School in Catania, Sicily. During Mr. Helzer’s time as Director, he raised the funds and oversaw the construction of the Paul and Terry Melvin Graduate Art studio building and established the Semester in Italy Program for the School of Art. Mr. Helzer received his BA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and his MFA from the University of Kansas.
*Please RSVP for this event.*
**In order to receive HONR 202 credit, you must be scanned in to the presentation using the Corq App by a member of the Honors Presents Team.**
***Disclaimer:RSVP does NOT meaning that you will automatically be able to attend.***
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