Organizational Development Consultant, JB Hunt Transport, Inc.
Topic: Be able to engage with all levels of a company
Derek is a Organizational Development Consultant with JB Hunt Transport, Inc., a Fortune 500 freight shipping services company. Although he started in an internal operational position with the company, Derek now works with JB Hunt's clients and
customers to help resolve their own logistical issues, which will benefit both parties in the long run. He tells interested students to learn how to communicate with all tiers of a company, from the trucking department up to the executive level.
Environmental Program Manager, US Air Force
Topic: Communicating on many levels
Bill is the Environmental Program Manager for the United States Air Force. His main responsibility is to travel to military installations that are suspected of having contamination in the ground, running tests, and then proposing remediation plans.
Bill also tells us the best way to prepare your resume for your first government job!
Geology (Bachelor), Environmental Management (Masters)
Deputy Chief, Office of Communications, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Topic: Knowing your message
Michelle is the Deputy Chief in the Office of Communications at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her main objective is to share the story of NASA Goddard and engage the community in it's current missions and programs. Michelle does this
through traditional media, social media, and community outreach events. Find out what Michelle has to say about not only landing a government job, but successfully navigating a career in one!
Communication Studies (Bachelor)
Aerospace Engineer (Soyuz Lead), NASA
Topic: Supplementing the technical knowledge
Mark is an Aerospace Engineer and the Soyuz Technical Lead on NASA's Flight Dynamics team. With four launches to the International Space Station per year, Mark is responsible for "providing operational, safety and mission assurance
assessments of Soyuz spacecraft upgrades and modifications" as well as being on-hand at Mission Control for launch preparation, launch, on-orbit operations, final descent, and crew recovery.
Liberal Arts (Bachelor), Technical Management (Masters)
Special Programs Administrator, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Topic: Mutual understanding
Kane is a Special Programs Administrator with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. After serving two tours in Iraq, Kane came home and decided to use his experience in a high-threat environment as an inspiration for his new career. He now
develops technology projects within the police department to ensure the street force, who enter high-threat environments daily, have the information they need to come home safe.
Management Information Systems (Bachelor), Criminal Justice (Masters)