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Wednesday, December 8
 

11:00am EST

Being Multilingual and Culturally Fluent
Verizon is a global communications technology company, and being multilingual helps employees connect across the country and bridge cultural gaps. Join Adriana Dawson, Community Engagement Director, and Jennifer Stacey, HR Business Partner, to explore how their language skills and cultural fluency has given them an edge in their careers.

This session will offer a live interpreted audio feed in Spanish. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Stacey

Jennifer Stacey

Human Resource Business Partner, Human Resource
avatar for Adriana Dawson

Adriana Dawson

Community Engagement Director, State Government Affairs


Wednesday December 8, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Zoom

11:00am EST

Why Do I Need Math Skills?
Ever wonder, “When are we going to use this?” during math lessons? Join Frank McCann, Principal Engineer, and Kelly Dillard, Senior Manager of Capital, Revenue, Expense & Operations, to talk about how they work with numbers big and small. Whether they’re doing quick math on a project or reporting on billions of dollars, students can learn how these Verizon employees use their math skills every day.

Speakers
avatar for Frank McCann

Frank McCann

Principle Engineer - Network Engineering, Field Engineering and Construction
avatar for Kelly Dillard

Kelly Dillard

Senior Manager - Capital, Revenue, Expense & Operations, Global Products & Services


Wednesday December 8, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Zoom

11:00am EST

Problem Solving & Improving the Customer Experience
Sometimes all it takes is one helpful and friendly conversation to make someone’s day. For Daniel Velazquez, Retail Manager, and Donald Spaulding, Business Consultant, the goal at their jobs is to find solutions and help make the customer experience better. Join us to learn how these Verizon professionals work with others and use their problem-solving skills to make everyone’s day just a little bit brighter.

Speakers
avatar for Don Spaulding

Don Spaulding

Senior Innovation Advisor, VIP
avatar for Daniel Velazquez

Daniel Velazquez

Retail Manager, Consumer - Retail


Wednesday December 8, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Zoom

11:00am EST

Using Your People Skills
Being able to relate to people and communicate effectively are key for any job. Known as “soft skills,” hiring managers are looking for team players who are flexible, adaptable, and good problem solvers. Join Detra Fullmer, Manager of Contract Management & Operations, and Bernadette Brijlall, External Communications Manager, to talk about how they use their “people skills” to create solutions at work every day.

Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Brijlall

Bernadette Brijlall

External Communications Manager, Corporate Communications
avatar for Detra Fullmer

Detra Fullmer

Manager, Contract Management & Operations (Wireless)


Wednesday December 8, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EST
Zoom

12:00pm EST

Exploring Career Journeys
There are many paths and winding roads in most career journeys. Join Kathleen Jones, Distinguished Engineer, and Amy Lloyd, Director of Contract Management, to explore how to follow what interests you and embrace opportunities. Learn how these Verizon employees leveraged trade school and experience in unrelated fields to help them land their job today.

This session will offer a live interpreted audio feed in Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lloyd

Amy Lloyd

Director Contract Management, Contract Management
avatar for Kathleen Jones

Kathleen Jones

Distinguished Engineer - Systems Engineering, Technology Product Development


Wednesday December 8, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Zoom

12:00pm EST

Honing Your Leadership Skills
Follow the leader! Some people seem to be born to lead, while others grow into it over time. Join Kate Fay, Associate Director of Global Network & Technology, and Belinda Harris Senior Manager of Learning & Development, to explore their leadership journeys and the skills they learned along the way. Kate and Belinda will provide insight on the programs available to develop leadership skills, as well as the values that come with stepping into a leadership role.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Harris

Belinda Harris

Senior Manager, Learning & Development
avatar for Kate Fay

Kate Fay

Associate Director, Core Equipment Engineering


Wednesday December 8, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Zoom

12:00pm EST

Post Your Way to a Job! Careers in Social Media
Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, oh my! These social media platforms are a great source of entertainment, but have you ever considered making a career out of them? Joseph Farrell Jr., Senior Analyst of Risk Management, and Herb Nyarko, Public Relations Analyst, will share how they use social media to connect with their customers, collect their feedback, and pique their interest. Students may be surprised to hear that their jobs aren’t all about scrolling, but incorporate math and science, too!

Speakers
avatar for Herb Nyarko

Herb Nyarko

Public Relations Analyst, Corporate Social Responsibility
avatar for Joseph Farrell Jr.

Joseph Farrell Jr.

Senior Analyst for Risk Management, Risk Management & Compliance


Wednesday December 8, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Zoom

12:00pm EST

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
What was once a staple in sci-fi movies is now a career path for students to explore! Artificial intelligence and machine learning are on the forefront of technology innovation. In this panel, Gregory Welch, Distinguished Architect, and John Manchisi, Network and Technology Integration Lead will talk about their work in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual reality. Learn more about what an average work day looks like for professionals in the field and ask questions about how their work is advancing our everyday technology. 

Speakers
avatar for John Manchisi

John Manchisi

Network and Technology Integration Lead, Business Transformation
avatar for Gregory Welch

Gregory Welch

Distinguished Architect, Verizon Business, 5G Acceleration and Innovation


Wednesday December 8, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm EST
Zoom

1:00pm EST

Storytelling Your Way
Passionate about creative writing? Join Carly Pavlinik, Manager of Business Transformation, and Carolyn Krug, Product Marketing Manager for Broadband Equipment, as they share how a powerful story encourages support and buy-in among colleagues and customers and how "boring" numbers can be compelling when told through a storyteller lens. Crafting a story connects people, motivates them, and can transform a business from inside out.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Krug

Carolyn Krug

Product Marketing Manager, Broadband Equipment, Verizon Consumer Group, Device Marketing & Product
avatar for Carly Pavlinik

Carly Pavlinik

Manager of Business Transformation, Finance


Wednesday December 8, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Zoom

1:00pm EST

Careers in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and Engineering Innovations
What could remote surgery, Angry Birds, and Star Wars possibly have in common? John Turato, Distinguished Engineer, and John Manchisi, Network and Technology Integration Lead will explain how the 5G products Verizon is developing will make a difference in the world. They are building and selling new products that will leverage 5G technology to create the factories of the future, remote surgery, AR/VR, wayfinding, and signature experiences for media and entertainment.

This session will offer a live interpreted audio feed in Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for John Manchisi

John Manchisi

Network and Technology Integration Lead, Business Transformation
avatar for John Turato

John Turato

Distinguished Engineer, Emerging Technologies


Wednesday December 8, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Zoom

1:00pm EST

How Technology Helps Our Communities
We don’t live or work in a vacuum. Adriana Dawson, Community Engagement Director, and Stanley Usovicz, State Government Affairs Regional Director, partner with their communities to share support programs and initiatives that benefit those communities. They outreach to the local communities using many tools, like social media, to promote the work that Verizon and community partners are doing.

Speakers
avatar for Stanley Usovicz

Stanley Usovicz

Regional Director, State Government Affairs
avatar for Adriana Dawson

Adriana Dawson

Community Engagement Director, State Government Affairs


Wednesday December 8, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Zoom

1:00pm EST

Working with Government
Political figures are always in the public eye, but what does working with the government actually look like for the average citizen? Michele Cinquegrano, State and Local Government Affairs Manager, Matt Clark, State and Local Government Affairs Director, and Candice Austin, State Government and Community Affairs Director, will share their experiences educating local governments on products and services, visiting State Houses to testify on legislation, and learning the ways that business and government collide. 

Speakers
avatar for Candice Austin

Candice Austin

Director, State Government & Local Engagement, Legal and Public Policy
avatar for Michele Cinquegrano

Michele Cinquegrano

Manager, State Government Affairs
avatar for Matt Clark

Matt Clark

Manager, state and local government affairs and community engagement, Public Policy


Wednesday December 8, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST
Zoom

2:00pm EST

It’s OK to Fail
It’s scary to try new things and it can be frustrating to get the wrong answers. Baiju Joseph Thalupadath, Senior Manager of App Support, and Domenique Frazier, Senior Manager Learning and Development, will share with students that it’s OK to fail and how to learn and grow from mistakes. Speakers will share the risks they’ve taken and how their ups and downs have helped frame their careers.

Speakers
avatar for Domenique Frazier

Domenique Frazier

Senior Manager Learning and Development, Business Excellence
avatar for Baiju Joseph Thalupadath

Baiju Joseph Thalupadath

Senior Manager of App Support, Web Platforms - Verizon Business Group


Wednesday December 8, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Zoom

2:00pm EST

Putting the Pieces Together: Resolving Complex Problems on the Job
There is no problem great or small that doesn’t have a solution! John Womack, Senior Analyst of Business Operations, and Jeremy Turk, Senior Client Executive, share their experiences solving complex puzzles and how connecting dots, problem solving, and conflict resolution are integral to their careers. Learn how they mastered explaining complex technical issues to non-technical people on a regular basis. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Turk

Jeremy Turk

Senior Client Executive, Channel Sales, Verizon Business Group
avatar for John Womack

John Womack

Senior Analyst, Verizon Consumer Markets


Wednesday December 8, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Zoom

2:00pm EST

Helping Others Through STEM
How are STEM careers instrumental in helping others? How do telecommunications play an important role in the education, medical, and entertainment industries? What are the opportunities for your students in the wireless industry? How can technology assist in natural disaster responses and 911 service connectivity? Bryant Lewis, Network Operations Engineer, and Edwin Ratchaganathan, Senior Manager of Technology Project Management, will highlight how they give back through their work.

Speakers
avatar for Bryant Lewis

Bryant Lewis

Local Manager - Network Operations, Global Network and Technology - Wireline Network Operations
avatar for Edwin Ratchaganathan

Edwin Ratchaganathan

Senior Manager - Technology Project Management, Global Network and Technology


Wednesday December 8, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Zoom

2:00pm EST

Success Through Teamwork
Teamwork makes the dream work! Detra Fullmer, Manager of Contract Management & Operations, Diane Goydan, Manager of Business Intelligence, and Donald Spaulding, Business Consultant, are no strangers to the importance of working in teams to creatively solve business challenges. Their teams are building the future with technology and helping communities and the environment. Learn how these leaders leverage teams and collaborative work to accomplish big goals!  

This session will offer a live interpreted audio feed in Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Detra Fullmer

Detra Fullmer

Manager, Contract Management & Operations (Wireless)
avatar for Diane Goydan

Diane Goydan

Manager of Business Intelligence, Finance Operations
avatar for Don Spaulding

Don Spaulding

Senior Innovation Advisor, VIP


Wednesday December 8, 2021 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Zoom
 
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