Executive Director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater
OC Career Symposium
Sadly, our Second Annual OC Career Symposium was thwarted by an unavoidable snow day. We appreciate all our participants' commitment to this event and look forward to a successful Symposium next year!
Read the description of this year's plans below for an idea of what to expect in 2020.
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 esteemed Keynote Speaker, janera solomon, 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, advice and thoughts on the themes below:
All Things Tech
Climate/Environment: The World Around Us
Engineers Make the World Work Smarter
Lifelong Learning and Career Opportunities in Education
Outside the Box: Unique and Non-Traditional Careers
When Creativity and Career Collide
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.
Thank you to the following women who volunteered their time to share their stories and inspire our students!
Research Engineer, University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
First-Year Medical Student/Medical Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Founder, CEO & Artistic Director, Hill Dance Academy Theatre
Owner, 13 Films production company; actor, writer, producer, and director
Director of Environmental Art, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Author and CEO, J & I Publishing, LLC
Senior Portfolio Manager, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Vice President - Project Manager, Bank of New York Mellon’s Treasury Services
Youth Community Outreach Coordinator, Casa San Jose
Senior Director of Undergraduate Studies, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Fundraising and Development Coordinator, 350 Pittsburgh
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of English
Ecologist, Research Assistant and PhD student, University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Principal, Barack Obama Academy of International Studies
Civil Engineer, Arcadis
Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Risk Management Center
Associate Counsel, Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel
Software Developer, NuRelm