Founder and Chief Technology Officer, POWr
Topic: Add value by making existing ideas better
Ben is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer at POWr, a tech start-up that creates plugins for companies to grow their businesses online. Whether its creating customizable forms or launching an e-commerce platform, Ben and his team work tirelessly
to ensure all of their customers (in the millions) are receiving the care and support necessary. Ben walks us through the typical day of a CTO as well as some of the responsibilities he faces as a public-facing founder.
Engineering Science (Bachelor), Engineering Science (Masters), Applied Science & Technology (Doctorate)
Product Development Specialist, 3M Company
Topic: Stay adaptable while considering your responsibility
Daniel is a Product Development Specialist at 3M Company. Working in the abrasives division, Daniel works with his team to develop products for use on everything from cleaning battleships to sanding projects at home. He explains the entire production
process and how 15% of his time is devoted to personal creations to share with the team.
Materials Science and Engineering (Bachelor), Materials Science and Engineering (Doctorate)
City: St. Paul
Business Development Executive, The W2 Group
Topic: Research emerging trends in your free time
Phil is a Business Development Executive based out of Philadelphia, PA. He serves as the Managing Principal for both The W2 Group, a marketing and business development firm, and Tech3D, a nonprofit that brings 3D printing education to schools and
smaller businesses to "help create makers".
Psychology (Bachelor), Administration (Masters)
Technical Recruiter, SMCI
Topic: Follow entertainment industry for latest trends
Dionna is a Technical Recruiter with SMCI, a software management consulting firm. Dionna walks us through the main functions of her role, which include everything from the initial candidate search up to the final interview and job offer. She tells us
her best piece of advice when crafting a resume is universal: copy the keywords word-for-word from the job ad.
Business Administration (Bachelor)
City: Los Angeles
Kindergarten Teacher, Orange County Public Schools
Topic: Know how to communicate on multiple mediums
Abigail is a Kindergarten Teacher with Orange County Public Schools. Based out of the Orlando area, Abigail is responsibly for teaching both academic knowledge and general life skills to children in preparation of moving on to elementary school.
Abigail walks us through a typical (long) day and explains why kindness is the cornerstone of every lesson.
Elementary Education (Bachelor), Education (Masters)