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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

In our ongoing mission to prepare the young women of Oakland Catholic for the future, the offices of Advancement, School Counseling, and School Administration are pleased to once again offer the OC Career Symposium to our ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders. 

The day will kick off with our Keynote Speaker, Meghan Rafferty, followed by panel presentations, discussions and Q&A sessions that reflect a range of career pathways and options. Students will have the unique opportunity to hear from a diverse array of female professionals as they share their experiences, wisdom, and advice.

Students will utilize FlexTime Manager (CCW site) to plan their day based on their career interests. OC Counselors will provide insight on how to pose articulate questions as well as general conference decorum. Given the professional nature of the symposium, students are permitted to wear either their school uniform or business attire.

Click here to download this year's 2022 OC Career Symposium Program.


2022 Keynote Speaker

Meghan Rafferty, OCHS'03 is the executive producer of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, a position she has held since September 2021. She joined NBC Nightly News as senior producer in 2017, working closely with the Investigative unit and on breaking stories, from the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX to covering the longest government shutdown in history. In 2018, Rafferty took on the role as senior broadcast producer, leading the team in the control room throughout the pandemic. In early 2021, Rafferty began coordinating Cross Platform Initiatives across NBC News broadcast and digital platforms.

Prior to NBC News, Rafferty was with CNN for 10 years where she produced many of Wolf Blitzer’s interviews with Presidents and world leaders. As a producer with The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, she lead the show’s editorial planning and worked as a field, package and control room producer. Rafferty won an Emmy for her role in the network’s 2012 election coverage and a Peabody for her work during the 2011 Gulf Oil Spill.

In 2009, Rafferty also launched Christiane Amanpour’s Amanpour program, working as the lead editorial producer. Before that, she worked for CNN Presents as an associate producer for Soledad O’Brien, helping to produce award-winning In America documentaries.

Rafferty holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Boston University.


2022 Panelists

 


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