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Saturday, October 20
 

8:15am PDT

Light Breakfast
Saturday October 20, 2018 8:15am - 8:45am PDT
Auditorium

8:45am PDT

Welcome and Introduction to the Event
Speakers
avatar for James Cartnal

James Cartnal

Principal, La Canada High School
I grew up in Covina, a town about twenty-three miles east of Los Angeles and about 20 minutes away from LCHS.  After high school, I attended the University of California, Irvine.  I majored in history and minored in German language and literature and global peace and conflict studies... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
Auditorium

9:00am PDT

9:40am PDT

The Modern Architect
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What does a modern architect do?  Forget everything you've seen in movies and on TV; learn about the 21st-century architect's role in a radically changing world.  Discover what it takes to become an architect, and the varied career paths available with an architecture degree.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Principal / Adjunct Professor of Architecture, KO:DA Architecture / Cal Poly Pomona
Kevin O’Brien is a Los Angeles based architect and educator with over 25 years of experience in the design of wide variety of architectural projects. He is a specialist in educational design for both K-12 and Higher Education, and has taught and lectured widely throughout Southern... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
213

9:40am PDT

An Unconventional Career in Corporate Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you set yourself on a path to success when you have no clue what you want to do? Cindy Guenther will describe her unconventional path to becoming a senior finance leader at Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. She'll talk about what she loves (and hates) about working for a large, public company... and how joining an "un-sexy" manufacturing firm can lead to a rewarding career (hint: it's all about the people).

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Guenther Williams

Cindy Guenther Williams

Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, Avery Dennison
I work for a global, publicly-traded Fortune 500 manufacturing company with revenue of approximately $7 billion. In addition to leading the investor relations function, I oversee the company’s retirement plans, and serve as a trustee and chief financial officer of the Avery Dennison... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
113

9:40am PDT

An Unconventional Road to Success
Limited Capacity seats available

I am very privileged to serve as the current Mayor of the City of La Canada Flintridge.  I never ever imagined myself in this role although I have always enjoyed public service.  Early on I was intrigued with the business world was fortunate to have a successful career in that arena prior to my involvement in local government.  I look forward to sharing with you the unconventional way I achieved success as a businesswoman, the choices I made and the lessons that I learned along the way that led me to my current vocation.  

Speakers
avatar for Terry Walker

Terry Walker

Mayor, City of La Cañada Flintridge


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
228

9:40am PDT

Consulting: The Best Job You Have Never Heard of.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, come to learn about a career that has limitless possibilities. Hear an overview of the consulting business, who we work with, the issues we address, and who/how we hire our resources/talent.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Radabaugh

Tina Radabaugh

Partner, Los Angeles Office, Bain & Company Consulting


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
102

9:40am PDT

Living with PURPOSE
Limited Capacity filling up

Karl Johnson immigrated from Central America to the US on a bus with $200 in his pocket at age 18 and was on his own from that point on.  He paid his way through college.  Soon after arriving, he read a book written in the 1920s, that would change his life.  As a result, he was in a position to retire in his thirties.  He now runs a local investment firm, enjoys magic, spending time at his lake house with family, and is learning to play the ukulele.  He will talk about how to live with passion and purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

CEO, Global Wealth Capital Management


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
216

9:40am PDT

Planning Your Most Amazing Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Planning Your Most Amazing Future to Know Who You Are, Why You are Here and Where You're Going

Speakers
avatar for Matt Plocher

Matt Plocher

Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
212

9:40am PDT

Your Personal Best, Your Own Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Career and educational paths may not go as designed, but by giving your personal best you can reach your goals despite taking an unexpected route. Local LCHS alum Alice Choi will share how her background in Chemical Engineering, Investment Banking, Fashion Sales Planning, and Stay-at-Home-Mommying all added to her current role in Analytics for Disney Consumer Products.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Choi

Alice Choi

Manager, Business Analytics & Insights, Disney Consumer Products
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyM.S. Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
202

9:40am PDT

YOUR Success
Limited Capacity seats available

College is a great experience – Live it and Enjoy it. Your success is:  Finding Your Passion, Being a student for Life, Learning how to fail, Living the Life you Choose, Being Humble, Taking Personal Ownership, Dreaming Big, Having Fun


Speakers
avatar for Maryann Pirkey

Maryann Pirkey

Director of Sales, PepsiCo
Director of Sales, Pepsico


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
204

9:40am PDT

Designing & Building Dreams
Limited Capacity seats available

Designing and building attractions, theme parks, global museum exhibitions, and special events for brands such as "Jurassic Park", "Harry Potter", "CARS" and "Frozen" can be a fun and rewarding dream job. But it is important to know the type of education, training and tools you will need to succeed. This session will take you behind the magic and provide you with a list of resources to help you pursue your dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Newquist

Eddie Newquist

Executive Creative Director, GES


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
302

9:40am PDT

Get Your Head in the Game (industry)!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Alex Seropian has been making video games for over 25 years, notably as the founder of Bungie Studios (creators of Halo) and as a Senior Vice President of Videogames for Disney. Alex will share seven life-changing lessons from a career that’s been equal parts entrepreneurship, creativity and technology - all wrapped up in the ever-changing video game industry.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Seropian

Alex Seropian

CEO, Industrial Toys, Halo


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
209

9:40am PDT

Hot Sketch // Drawing Cars and Getting Paid To Do It.
Limited Capacity seats available

What do a Toyota Prius and a Bugatti Chiron have in common?  They started with an idea, a purpose, and a sketch.   This session will give you a snapshot at the career as a car designer and will look at career opportunities in other industrial design fields.  

Speakers
avatar for Brycen Hicklin

Brycen Hicklin

Automotive Designer, BYD Automobile Company Limited


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
201

9:40am PDT

Insights Into Education: A Kinder Teacher and 10th Grade Teacher Meet
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Bill Lively

Bill Lively

Educator, La Cañada High School
avatar for Mandy Redfern

Mandy Redfern

Educator, La Cañada Elementary School


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
305

9:40am PDT

What I Have Learned From Teaching College Students
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and early twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has been recognized - “emerging adulthood”.  Teaching undergraduate students at the University of Southern California for the past 14 years has given me direct insight into the lives of emerging adults.  This talk will share some of the unique challenges college students face, barriers to their success and optimal health, and strategies to overcome those roadblocks to help you build your own path.  

Speakers
avatar for Kim Eggleston, Ph.D.

Kim Eggleston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
217

9:40am PDT

The World of Engineering
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for MiMi Aung

MiMi Aung

Project Manager, Mars Helicopter, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
I am the Project Manager for Mars Helicopter at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.  Mars Helicopter is a project currently developing a Helicopter to perform the first time ever demonstration of aerial flight at Mars.  The Helicopter is... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
101

9:40am PDT

Be BOLD. Be FEARLESS: When I Threw Things Against the Wall And They STUCK!
Limited Capacity seats available

I’ve had a successful career in commercial advertising and have never worked a 9 to 5!  

Yep… it’s true.  

How I made a “good-paying job” afford me the freedom to pursue my passion as a filmmaker and a mental and world traveler. And, how I created opportunities for myself in the entertainment industry by being fearless and ASKING FOR WHAT I WANT!


Speakers
avatar for Tamika Miller

Tamika Miller

Director/Writer/Producer, MIKAMIL Entertainment, Inc.


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
207

9:40am PDT

Imagineering: How Technology and Creativity Combine to Create Awesomeness
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Scott Trowbridge

Scott Trowbridge

Creative Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
801

9:40am PDT

Speak into My Microphone; Journalism as Career and Calling
Limited Capacity filling up

Why journalism matters, for you and for everyone.  

Speakers
avatar for Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal

Host, National Public Radio, Marketplace


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
103

9:40am PDT

The Fearless Approach
Limited Capacity filling up

Jennifer Lee, writer/director of FROZEN, will talk about her journey from an insecure, day-dreaming kid to the Chief Creative Office of Walt Disney Animation Studios. She'll bring insights into how to conquer self-doubt, how to face criticism and failure on the road to success, how to achieve more than you ever dreamed you could, and how to embrace the power of being fearless in work and life.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Company


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
221

9:40am PDT

Hollywood Highlights and "Success" on Trial
Limited Capacity seats available

Susan Chun will share about her 20+ year journey in law and entertainment – from her years as a law firm litigator defending large corporations to more than a decade as a business affairs and legal executive at a Hollywood major studio, where she currently serves as Executive Vice President.  Be a juror in Susan’s career day courtroom where we hope to reach a verdict on what is real and lasting success?                         

 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Chun

Susan Chun

Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Legal, Paramount Pictures


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
225

9:40am PDT

I Love Being A Lawyer! Do You Want To Be A Lawyer Too?
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn about the process of being an attorney and the difference between public attorneys and private attorneys. I'll be sharing the impact that an attorney can make in the world. 

Speakers
avatar for Patricia M. Corrales

Patricia M. Corrales

Criminal Defense Attorney


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
219

9:40am PDT

Movies, Technology, and a Legal Career
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're a fan of Marvel and Star Wars movies, there are many career paths that you can take.  Alex will talk about his college, law school, and career experiences, where technology and law finally intersected with the movie industry.

Alex C. Chen is a Principal Counsel at The Walt Disney Company.  Alex handles all patent matters for Walt Disney Studios, Movies Anywhere, Disney Animation, and Marvel Studios.  Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and from the George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen

Principal Counsel, Patents, Walt Disney Company



Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
224

9:40am PDT

Working for the Mouse Changed my Life
Limited Capacity seats available

I was always interested in show business, but just sort of dreamed I could be part of it.  Instead, I took the safer path and went to law school.  See what happens when those two worlds collided and I ended up with my dream career!  

Speakers
avatar for Laila Stroben

Laila Stroben

Principal Counsel, The Walt Disney Company


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
218

9:40am PDT

Oral-Maxillo-What?
Limited Capacity seats available

Hard to pronounce and even more difficult to explain, gain insight on the unique dental/medical specialty that is oral & maxillofacial surgery.

Speakers
avatar for Nam Cho, DDS, MD

Nam Cho, DDS, MD

Oral, Pacific Coast Oral Surgery


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
206

9:40am PDT

So you think you want to be a Doctor?
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you think you want to be a doctor? Does someone else want you to be one? What does it take to get into medical school? And what does life as a physician really look like? I am a Pediatrician, Professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC, and a La Canada parent. I direct the "Introduction to Clinical Medicine" course at Keck for first and second-year med students. Come discuss: various paths to becoming a physician, the requirements needed to apply for medical school, what medical school courses at Keck look like, and what life as a practicing physician entails. Medicine is a profession that has room for scientists and humanists alike.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Harlan, MD

Greg Harlan, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medical Education;Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
125

9:40am PDT

Unanswered Prayers: How Not Becoming a Physician Lead to a Career in Hospital Administration
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever heard the Garth Brooks song, "Unanswered prayers?" Probably not, but the song talks about looking back on your life and seeing how an unanswered prayer was actually a blessing. In high school, I wanted to be a doctor. Looking back now, I am thankful that dream didn’t come true. Because of an unanswered prayer, I have been fortunate to discover three distinctly different and rewarding careers in the medical field. In this session, I will share how taking a different path and combining hard work with resilience, self-care, and passion lead to a successful career in hospital administration.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Virgalloto

Mary Virgalloto

Director of Patient Safety, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
203

9:40am PDT

How to Be a Political Leader
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in making change in your world? Do you have a vision for improving your future and the future of others? Have you ever dreamed of a life in politics whether at school, local community, state, or higher levels?
Come join our State Senator and learn how politics work including the government process - local, state, and federal; running for office - why run/what you need;  and what it takes to build a constituency.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Portantino

Anthony Portantino

Senator, State of California


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
114

9:40am PDT

Getting Real About Real Estate
Limited Capacity seats available

Thomas Atamian will discuss his career in real estate. He will talk about his personal experience and how he got started and became a top producing real estate agent.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Atamian

Thomas Atamian

Senior Estates Director, Compass Real Estate


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
301

9:40am PDT

From Ebola to Innovation - Careers in Biology
Limited Capacity filling up

What does a biologist do? Come learn about the wide variety of opportunities in the field of biology and various careers for biologists. We’ll discuss what types of biology you can specialize in and what types of career paths you can take, such as research, teaching, medicine and health careers, law, conservation, entrepreneurship and start-up companies, and lots of options in between. We’ll also discuss academic pathways for biologists, and academic tips for your high school and college experiences and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Case Cortese

Case Cortese

Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship, California Institute of Technology
Case Cortese is Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship in the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships (OTTCP) at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Cortese has been in OTTCP since 2006, where she works closely with Caltech faculty and other... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
223

9:40am PDT

Pursuing a Life in Scientific Research
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the Universe made of?  How did life begin? Every day, scientists try to answer these and many other exciting and challenging questions.  Come hear advice on how to pursue a career in scientific research and some highlights of the current search for Earth-like planets around other stars.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Akeson

Rachel Akeson

Astrophysicist, Manager of the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute and senior research scientist at Caltech., California Institute of Technology


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
205

9:40am PDT

The World at the Speed of Sound!
Limited Capacity seats available

Climb up the stairs, strap on your office and head to work at 600 mph! A career in aviation as a pilot is always exciting and fresh. Learn about the different paths you can take, pull 9G's as a Fighter Pilot dropping bombs and shooting missiles, fly hundreds of happy passengers as an Airline Pilot, or command a Gulfstream Private Jet with some of the most sophisticated avionics in the world. Takeoff in Tokyo and land in Dubai - all in a day's work!

Speakers
avatar for John Hicks

John Hicks

Pilot, United Airlines, US Air Force
John will talk about a career path in aviation and how to succeed . As a "local kid" growing up in San Marino, he began flying in high school. After earning a B.S. in Aeronautical Science, he commissioned in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant - 2 years later he was flying an F15... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
304

9:40am PDT

Life as a Professional Musician
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Marion Kuszyk

Marion Kuszyk

Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mrs. Kuszyk has been Associate Principal Oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the past 23 years.  She also serves on the faculty at USC.  Marion is a featured presenter for the Career Girl series where she describes her challenges and obstacles overcome on her path to success... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
106

10:20am PDT

The Modern Architect
Limited Capacity seats available

What does a modern architect do?  Forget everything you've seen in movies and on TV; learn about the 21st-century architect's role in a radically changing world.  Discover what it takes to become an architect, and the varied career paths available with an architecture degree.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Principal / Adjunct Professor of Architecture, KO:DA Architecture / Cal Poly Pomona
Kevin O’Brien is a Los Angeles based architect and educator with over 25 years of experience in the design of wide variety of architectural projects. He is a specialist in educational design for both K-12 and Higher Education, and has taught and lectured widely throughout Southern... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
213

10:20am PDT

An Unconventional Career in Corporate Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you set yourself on a path to success when you have no clue what you want to do? Cindy Guenther will describe her unconventional path to becoming a senior finance leader at Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. She'll talk about what she loves (and hates) about working for a large, public company... and how joining an "un-sexy" manufacturing firm can lead to a rewarding career (hint: it's all about the people).

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Guenther Williams

Cindy Guenther Williams

Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, Avery Dennison
I work for a global, publicly-traded Fortune 500 manufacturing company with revenue of approximately $7 billion. In addition to leading the investor relations function, I oversee the company’s retirement plans, and serve as a trustee and chief financial officer of the Avery Dennison... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
113

10:20am PDT

An Unconventional Road to Success
Limited Capacity seats available

I am very privileged to serve as the current Mayor of the City of La Canada Flintridge.  I never ever imagined myself in this role although I have always enjoyed public service.  Early on I was intrigued with the business world was fortunate to have a successful career in that arena prior to my involvement in local government.  I look forward to sharing with you the unconventional way I achieved success as a businesswoman, the choices I made and the lessons that I learned along the way that led me to my current vocation.  

Speakers
avatar for Terry Walker

Terry Walker

Mayor, City of La Cañada Flintridge


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
228

10:20am PDT

Consulting: The Best Job You Have Never Heard of.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, come to learn about a career that has limitless possibilities. Hear an overview of the consulting business, who we work with, the issues we address, and who/how we hire our resources/talent.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Radabaugh

Tina Radabaugh

Partner, Los Angeles Office, Bain & Company Consulting


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
102

10:20am PDT

Living with PURPOSE
Limited Capacity seats available

Karl Johnson immigrated from Central America to the US on a bus with $200 in his pocket at age 18 and was on his own from that point on.  He paid his way through college.  Soon after arriving, he read a book written in the 1920s, that would change his life.  As a result, he was in a position to retire in his thirties.  He now runs a local investment firm, enjoys magic, spending time at his lake house with family, and is learning to play the ukulele.  He will talk about how to live with passion and purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

CEO, Global Wealth Capital Management


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
216

10:20am PDT

Planning Your Most Amazing Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Planning Your Most Amazing Future to Know Who You Are, Why You are Here and Where You're Going

Speakers
avatar for Matt Plocher

Matt Plocher

Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
212

10:20am PDT

Your Personal Best, Your Own Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Career and educational paths may not go as designed, but by giving your personal best you can reach your goals despite taking an unexpected route. Local LCHS alum Alice Choi will share how her background in Chemical Engineering, Investment Banking, Fashion Sales Planning, and Stay-at-Home-Mommying all added to her current role in Analytics for Disney Consumer Products.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Choi

Alice Choi

Manager, Business Analytics & Insights, Disney Consumer Products
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyM.S. Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
202

10:20am PDT

YOUR Success
Limited Capacity seats available

College is a great experience – Live it and Enjoy it. Your success is:  Finding Your Passion, Being a student for Life, Learning how to fail, Living the Life you Choose, Being Humble, Taking Personal Ownership, Dreaming Big, Having Fun


Speakers
avatar for Maryann Pirkey

Maryann Pirkey

Director of Sales, PepsiCo
Director of Sales, Pepsico


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
204

10:20am PDT

Designing & Building Dreams
Limited Capacity filling up

Designing and building attractions, theme parks, global museum exhibitions, and special events for brands such as "Jurassic Park", "Harry Potter", "CARS" and "Frozen" can be a fun and rewarding dream job. But it is important to know the type of education, training and tools you will need to succeed. This session will take you behind the magic and provide you with a list of resources to help you pursue your dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Newquist

Eddie Newquist

Executive Creative Director, GES


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
302

10:20am PDT

Get Your Head in the Game (industry)!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Alex Seropian has been making video games for over 25 years, notably as the founder of Bungie Studios (creators of Halo) and as a Senior Vice President of Videogames for Disney. Alex will share seven life-changing lessons from a career that’s been equal parts entrepreneurship, creativity and technology - all wrapped up in the ever-changing video game industry.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Seropian

Alex Seropian

CEO, Industrial Toys, Halo


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
209

10:20am PDT

Hot Sketch // Drawing Cars and Getting Paid To Do It.
Limited Capacity seats available

What do a Toyota Prius and a Bugatti Chiron have in common?  They started with an idea, a purpose, and a sketch.   This session will give you a snapshot at the career as a car designer and will look at career opportunities in other industrial design fields.  

Speakers
avatar for Brycen Hicklin

Brycen Hicklin

Automotive Designer, BYD Automobile Company Limited


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
201

10:20am PDT

Insights Into Education: A Kinder Teacher and 10th Grade Teacher Meet
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mandy Redfern

Mandy Redfern

Educator, La Cañada Elementary School


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
305

10:20am PDT

What I Have Learned From Teaching College Students
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and early twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has been recognized - “emerging adulthood”.  Teaching undergraduate students at the University of Southern California for the past 14 years has given me direct insight into the lives of emerging adults.  This talk will share some of the unique challenges college students face, barriers to their success and optimal health, and strategies to overcome those roadblocks to help you build your own path.  

Speakers
avatar for Kim Eggleston, Ph.D.

Kim Eggleston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
217

10:20am PDT

World of Engineering
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for MiMi Aung

MiMi Aung

Project Manager, Mars Helicopter, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
I am the Project Manager for Mars Helicopter at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.  Mars Helicopter is a project currently developing a Helicopter to perform the first time ever demonstration of aerial flight at Mars.  The Helicopter is... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
101

10:20am PDT

Be BOLD. Be FEARLESS: When I Threw Things Against the Wall And They STUCK!
Limited Capacity seats available

I’ve had a successful career in commercial advertising and have never worked a 9 to 5!   Yep… it’s true.   How I made a “good-paying job” afford me the freedom to pursue my passion as a filmmaker and a mental and world traveler. And, how I created opportunities for myself in the entertainment industry by being fearless and ASKING FOR WHAT I WANT! If you're inclined, you can peek at a bit of what I’ve been up to at: tamikamiller.com


Speakers
avatar for Tamika Miller

Tamika Miller

Director/Writer/Producer, MIKAMIL Entertainment, Inc.


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
207

10:20am PDT

Imagineering: How Technology and Creativity Combine to Create Awesomeness
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Trowbridge

Scott Trowbridge

Creative Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
801

10:20am PDT

Speak into My Microphone; Journalism as Career and Calling
Limited Capacity seats available

Why journalism matters, for you and for everyone.  

Speakers
avatar for Kai Ryssdal

Kai Ryssdal

Host, National Public Radio, Marketplace


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
103

10:20am PDT

The Fearless Approach
Limited Capacity filling up

Jennifer Lee, writer/director of FROZEN, will talk about her journey from an insecure, day-dreaming kid to the Chief Creative Office of Walt Disney Animation Studios. She'll bring insights into how to conquer self-doubt, how to face criticism and failure on the road to success, how to achieve more than you ever dreamed you could, and how to embrace the power of being fearless in work and life.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Company


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
221

10:20am PDT

Hollywood Highlights and "Success" on Trial
Limited Capacity seats available

Susan Chun will share about her 20+ year journey in law and entertainment – from her years as a law firm litigator defending large corporations to more than a decade as a business affairs and legal executive at a Hollywood major studio, where she currently serves as Executive Vice President.  Be a juror in Susan’s career day courtroom where we hope to reach a verdict on what is real and lasting success?                         

 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Chun

Susan Chun

Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Legal, Paramount Pictures


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
225

10:20am PDT

Movies, Technology, and a Legal Career
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're a fan of Marvel and Star Wars movies, there are many career paths that you can take.  Alex will talk about his college, law school, and career experiences, where technology and law finally intersected with the movie industry.

Alex C. Chen is a Principal Counsel at The Walt Disney Company.  Alex handles all patent matters for Walt Disney Studios, Movies Anywhere, Disney Animation, and Marvel Studios.  Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and from the George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen

Principal Counsel, Patents, Walt Disney Company



Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
224

10:20am PDT

Working for the Mouse Changed my Life
Limited Capacity seats available

I was always interested in show business, but just sort of dreamed I could be part of it.  Instead, I took the safer path and went to law school.  See what happens when those two worlds collided and I ended up with my dream career!  

Speakers
avatar for Laila Stroben

Laila Stroben

Principal Counsel, The Walt Disney Company


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
218

10:20am PDT

Oral-Maxillo-What?
Limited Capacity seats available

Hard to pronounce and even more difficult to explain, gain insight on the unique dental/medical specialty that is oral & maxillofacial surgery.

Speakers
avatar for Nam Cho, DDS, MD

Nam Cho, DDS, MD

Oral, Pacific Coast Oral Surgery


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
206

10:20am PDT

So you think you want to be a Doctor?
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you think you want to be a doctor? Does someone else want you to be one? What does it take to get into medical school? And what does life as a physician really look like? I am a Pediatrician, Professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC, and a La Canada parent. I direct the "Introduction to Clinical Medicine" course at Keck for first and second-year med students. Come discuss: various paths to becoming a physician, the requirements needed to apply for medical school, what medical school courses at Keck look like, and what life as a practicing physician entails. Medicine is a profession that has room for scientists and humanists alike.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Harlan, MD

Greg Harlan, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medical Education;Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
125

10:20am PDT

Unanswered Prayers: How Not Becoming a Physician Lead to a Career in Hospital Administration
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever heard the Garth Brooks song, "Unanswered prayers?" Probably not, but the song talks about looking back on your life and seeing how an unanswered prayer was actually a blessing. In high school, I wanted to be a doctor. Looking back now, I am thankful that dream didn’t come true. Because of an unanswered prayer, I have been fortunate to discover three distinctly different and rewarding careers in the medical field. In this session, I will share how taking a different path and combining hard work with resilience, self-care, and passion lead to a successful career in hospital administration.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Virgalloto

Mary Virgalloto

Director of Patient Safety, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
203

10:20am PDT

How to Be a Political Leader
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in making change in your world? Do you have a vision for improving your future and the future of others? Have you ever dreamed of a life in politics whether at school, local community, state, or higher levels?
Come join our State Senator and learn how politics work including the government process - local, state, and federal; running for office - why run/what you need;  and what it takes to build a constituency.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Portantino

Anthony Portantino

Senator, State of California


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
114

10:20am PDT

Getting Real About Real Estate
Limited Capacity seats available

Thomas Atamian will discuss his career in real estate. He will talk about his personal experience and how he got started and became a top producing real estate agent.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Atamian

Thomas Atamian

Senior Estates Director, Compass Real Estate


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
301

10:20am PDT

From Ebola to Innovation - Careers in Biology
Limited Capacity seats available

What does a biologist do? Come learn about the wide variety of opportunities in the field of biology and various careers for biologists. We’ll discuss what types of biology you can specialize in and what types of career paths you can take, such as research, teaching, medicine and health careers, law, conservation, entrepreneurship and start-up companies, and lots of options in between. We’ll also discuss academic pathways for biologists, and academic tips for your high school and college experiences and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Case Cortese

Case Cortese

Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship, California Institute of Technology
Case Cortese is Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship in the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships (OTTCP) at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Cortese has been in OTTCP since 2006, where she works closely with Caltech faculty and other... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
223

10:20am PDT

Pursuing a Life in Scientific Research
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the Universe made of?  How did life begin? Every day, scientists try to answer these and many other exciting and challenging questions.  Come hear advice on how to pursue a career in scientific research and some highlights of the current search for Earth-like planets around other stars.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Akeson

Rachel Akeson

Astrophysicist, Manager of the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute and senior research scientist at Caltech., California Institute of Technology


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
205

10:20am PDT

The World at the Speed of Sound!
Limited Capacity seats available

Climb up the stairs, strap on your office and head to work at 600 mph! A career in aviation as a pilot is always exciting and fresh. Learn about the different paths you can take, pull 9G's as a Fighter Pilot dropping bombs and shooting missiles, fly hundreds of happy passengers as an Airline Pilot, or command a Gulfstream Private Jet with some of the most sophisticated avionics in the world. Takeoff in Tokyo and land in Dubai - all in a day's work!

Speakers
avatar for John Hicks

John Hicks

Pilot, United Airlines, US Air Force
John will talk about a career path in aviation and how to succeed . As a "local kid" growing up in San Marino, he began flying in high school. After earning a B.S. in Aeronautical Science, he commissioned in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant - 2 years later he was flying an F15... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
304

10:20am PDT

Life as a Professional Musician
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about what its like to be a full-time performing artist who performs at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and tours around the world from LCHS parent Marion Kuszyk.  Mrs. Kuszyk has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Principal Oboe for 23 years and is on the faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music.  Mrs. Kuszyk previously was a member of the Kansas City Symphony and attend the Eastman School of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Speakers
avatar for Marion Kuszyk

Marion Kuszyk

Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mrs. Kuszyk has been Associate Principal Oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the past 23 years.  She also serves on the faculty at USC.  Marion is a featured presenter for the Career Girl series where she describes her challenges and obstacles overcome on her path to success... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
106

11:00am PDT

The Modern Architect
Limited Capacity seats available

What does a modern architect do?  Forget everything you've seen in movies and on TV; learn about the 21st-century architect's role in a radically changing world.  Discover what it takes to become an architect, and the varied career paths available with an architecture degree.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Principal / Adjunct Professor of Architecture, KO:DA Architecture / Cal Poly Pomona
Kevin O’Brien is a Los Angeles based architect and educator with over 25 years of experience in the design of wide variety of architectural projects. He is a specialist in educational design for both K-12 and Higher Education, and has taught and lectured widely throughout Southern... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
213

11:00am PDT

An Unconventional Career in Corporate Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you set yourself on a path to success when you have no clue what you want to do? Cindy Guenther will describe her unconventional path to becoming a senior finance leader at Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. She'll talk about what she loves (and hates) about working for a large, public company... and how joining an "un-sexy" manufacturing firm can lead to a rewarding career (hint: it's all about the people).

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Guenther Williams

Cindy Guenther Williams

Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, Avery Dennison
I work for a global, publicly-traded Fortune 500 manufacturing company with revenue of approximately $7 billion. In addition to leading the investor relations function, I oversee the company’s retirement plans, and serve as a trustee and chief financial officer of the Avery Dennison... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
113

11:00am PDT

An Unconventional Road to Success
Limited Capacity seats available

I am very privileged to serve as the current Mayor of the City of La Canada Flintridge.  I never ever imagined myself in this role although I have always enjoyed public service.  Early on I was intrigued with the business world was fortunate to have a successful career in that arena prior to my involvement in local government.  I look forward to sharing with you the unconventional way I achieved success as a businesswoman, the choices I made and the lessons that I learned along the way that led me to my current vocation.  

Speakers
avatar for Terry Walker

Terry Walker

Mayor, City of La Cañada Flintridge


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
228

11:00am PDT

Consulting: The Best Job You Have Never Heard of.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, come to learn about a career that has limitless possibilities. Hear an overview of the consulting business, who we work with, the issues we address, and who/how we hire our resources/talent.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Radabaugh

Tina Radabaugh

Partner, Los Angeles Office, Bain & Company Consulting


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
102

11:00am PDT

Living with PURPOSE
Limited Capacity seats available

Karl Johnson immigrated from Central America to the US on a bus with $200 in his pocket at age 18 and was on his own from that point on.  He paid his way through college.  Soon after arriving, he read a book written in the 1920s, that would change his life.  As a result, he was in a position to retire in his thirties.  He now runs a local investment firm, enjoys magic, spending time at his lake house with family, and is learning to play the ukulele.  He will talk about how to live with passion and purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

CEO, Global Wealth Capital Management


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
216

11:00am PDT

Planning Your Most Amazing Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Planning Your Most Amazing Future to Know Who You Are, Why You are Here and Where You're Going

Speakers
avatar for Matt Plocher

Matt Plocher

Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
212

11:00am PDT

Your Personal Best, Your Own Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Career and educational paths may not go as designed, but by giving your personal best you can reach your goals despite taking an unexpected route. Local LCHS alum Alice Choi will share how her background in Chemical Engineering, Investment Banking, Fashion Sales Planning, and Stay-at-Home-Mommying all added to her current role in Analytics for Disney Consumer Products.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Choi

Alice Choi

Manager, Business Analytics & Insights, Disney Consumer Products
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyM.S. Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
202

11:00am PDT

YOUR Success
Limited Capacity seats available

College is a great experience – Live it and Enjoy it. Your success is:  Finding Your Passion, Being a student for Life, Learning how to fail, Living the Life you Choose, Being Humble, Taking Personal Ownership, Dreaming Big, Having Fun


Speakers
avatar for Maryann Pirkey

Maryann Pirkey

Director of Sales, PepsiCo
Director of Sales, Pepsico


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
204

11:00am PDT

Designing & Building Dreams
Limited Capacity seats available

Designing and building attractions, theme parks, global museum exhibitions, and special events for brands such as "Jurassic Park", "Harry Potter", "CARS" and "Frozen" can be a fun and rewarding dream job. But it is important to know the type of education, training and tools you will need to succeed. This session will take you behind the magic and provide you with a list of resources to help you pursue your dreams.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Newquist

Eddie Newquist

Executive Creative Director, GES


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
302

11:00am PDT

Get Your Head in the Game (industry)!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Alex Seropian has been making video games for over 25 years, notably as the founder of Bungie Studios (creators of Halo) and as a Senior Vice President of Videogames for Disney. Alex will share seven life-changing lessons from a career that’s been equal parts entrepreneurship, creativity and technology - all wrapped up in the ever-changing video game industry.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Seropian

Alex Seropian

CEO, Industrial Toys, Halo


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
209

11:00am PDT

Hot Sketch // Drawing Cars and Getting Paid To Do It.
Limited Capacity seats available

What do a Toyota Prius and a Bugatti Chiron have in common?  They started with an idea, a purpose, and a sketch.   This session will give you a snapshot at the career as a car designer and will look at career opportunities in other industrial design fields.  

Speakers
avatar for Brycen Hicklin

Brycen Hicklin

Automotive Designer, BYD Automobile Company Limited


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
201

11:00am PDT

What I Have Learned From Teaching College Students
Limited Capacity seats available

In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and early twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has been recognized - “emerging adulthood”.  Teaching undergraduate students at the University of Southern California for the past 14 years has given me direct insight into the lives of emerging adults.  This talk will share some of the unique challenges college students face, barriers to their success and optimal health, and strategies to overcome those roadblocks to help you build your own path.  

Speakers
avatar for Kim Eggleston, Ph.D.

Kim Eggleston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
217

11:00am PDT

World of Engineering
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for MiMi Aung

MiMi Aung

Project Manager, Mars Helicopter, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
I am the Project Manager for Mars Helicopter at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.  Mars Helicopter is a project currently developing a Helicopter to perform the first time ever demonstration of aerial flight at Mars.  The Helicopter is... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
101

11:00am PDT

Be BOLD. Be FEARLESS: When I Threw Things Against the Wall And They STUCK!
Limited Capacity seats available

I’ve had a successful career in commercial advertising and have never worked a 9 to 5!   Yep… it’s true.   How I made a “good-paying job” afford me the freedom to pursue my passion as a filmmaker and a mental and world traveler. And, how I created opportunities for myself in the entertainment industry by being fearless and ASKING FOR WHAT I WANT! If you're inclined, you can peek at a bit of what I’ve been up to at: tamikamiller.com


Speakers
avatar for Tamika Miller

Tamika Miller

Director/Writer/Producer, MIKAMIL Entertainment, Inc.


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
207

11:00am PDT

Imagineering: How Technology and Creativity Combine to Create Awesomeness
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Trowbridge

Scott Trowbridge

Creative Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
801

11:00am PDT

The Fearless Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Jennifer Lee, writer/director of FROZEN, will talk about her journey from an insecure, day-dreaming kid to the Chief Creative Office of Walt Disney Animation Studios. She'll bring insights into how to conquer self-doubt, how to face criticism and failure on the road to success, how to achieve more than you ever dreamed you could, and how to embrace the power of being fearless in work and life.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Company


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
221

11:00am PDT

Hollywood Highlights and "Success" on Trial
Limited Capacity seats available

Susan Chun will share about her 20+ year journey in law and entertainment – from her years as a law firm litigator defending large corporations to more than a decade as a business affairs and legal executive at a Hollywood major studio, where she currently serves as Executive Vice President.  Be a juror in Susan’s career day courtroom where we hope to reach a verdict on what is real and lasting success?                         

 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Chun

Susan Chun

Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and Legal, Paramount Pictures


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
225

11:00am PDT

Movies, Technology, and a Legal Career
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're a fan of Marvel and Star Wars movies, there are many career paths that you can take.  Alex will talk about his college, law school, and career experiences, where technology and law finally intersected with the movie industry.

Alex C. Chen is a Principal Counsel at The Walt Disney Company.  Alex handles all patent matters for Walt Disney Studios, Movies Anywhere, Disney Animation, and Marvel Studios.  Alex graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and from the George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen

Principal Counsel, Patents, Walt Disney Company



Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
224

11:00am PDT

Working for the Mouse Changed my Life
Limited Capacity seats available

I was always interested in show business, but just sort of dreamed I could be part of it.  Instead, I took the safer path and went to law school.  See what happens when those two worlds collided and I ended up with my dream career!  

Speakers
avatar for Laila Stroben

Laila Stroben

Principal Counsel, The Walt Disney Company


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
218

11:00am PDT

Oral-Maxillo-What?
Limited Capacity seats available

Hard to pronounce and even more difficult to explain, gain insight on the unique dental/medical specialty that is oral & maxillofacial surgery.

Speakers
avatar for Nam Cho, DDS, MD

Nam Cho, DDS, MD

Oral, Pacific Coast Oral Surgery


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
206

11:00am PDT

So you think you want to be a Doctor?
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you think you want to be a doctor? Does someone else want you to be one? What does it take to get into medical school? And what does life as a physician really look like? I am a Pediatrician, Professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC, and a La Canada parent. I direct the "Introduction to Clinical Medicine" course at Keck for first and second-year med students. Come discuss: various paths to becoming a physician, the requirements needed to apply for medical school, what medical school courses at Keck look like, and what life as a practicing physician entails. Medicine is a profession that has room for scientists and humanists alike.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Harlan, MD

Greg Harlan, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Medical Education;Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
125

11:00am PDT

Unanswered Prayers: How Not Becoming a Physician Lead to a Career in Hospital Administration
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mary Virgalloto

Mary Virgalloto

Director of Patient Safety, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
203

11:00am PDT

How to Be a Political Leader
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in making change in your world? Do you have a vision for improving your future and the future of others? Have you ever dreamed of a life in politics whether at school, local community, state, or higher levels?
Come join our State Senator and learn how politics work including the government process - local, state, and federal; running for office - why run/what you need;  and what it takes to build a constituency.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Portantino

Anthony Portantino

Senator, State of California


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
114

11:00am PDT

Getting Real About Real Estate
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Atamian

Thomas Atamian

Senior Estates Director, Compass Real Estate


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
301

11:00am PDT

From Ebola to Innovation - Careers in Biology
Limited Capacity filling up

What does a biologist do? Come learn about the wide variety of opportunities in the field of biology and various careers for biologists. We’ll discuss what types of biology you can specialize in and what types of career paths you can take, such as research, teaching, medicine and health careers, law, conservation, entrepreneurship and start-up companies, and lots of options in between. We’ll also discuss academic pathways for biologists, and academic tips for your high school and college experiences and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Case Cortese

Case Cortese

Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship, California Institute of Technology
Case Cortese is Director for Innovation, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship in the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships (OTTCP) at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Cortese has been in OTTCP since 2006, where she works closely with Caltech faculty and other... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
223

11:00am PDT

Pursuing a Life in Scientific Research
Limited Capacity filling up

What is the Universe made of?  How did life begin? Every day, scientists try to answer these and many other exciting and challenging questions.  Come hear advice on how to pursue a career in scientific research and some highlights of the current search for Earth-like planets around other stars.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Akeson

Rachel Akeson

Astrophysicist, Manager of the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute and senior research scientist at Caltech., California Institute of Technology


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
205

11:00am PDT

The World at the Speed of Sound!
Limited Capacity seats available

Climb up the stairs, strap on your office and head to work at 600 mph! A career in aviation as a pilot is always exciting and fresh. Learn about the different paths you can take, pull 9G's as a Fighter Pilot dropping bombs and shooting missiles, fly hundreds of happy passengers as an Airline Pilot, or command a Gulfstream Private Jet with some of the most sophisticated avionics in the world. Takeoff in Tokyo and land in Dubai - all in a day's work!

Speakers
avatar for John Hicks

John Hicks

Pilot, United Airlines, US Air Force
John will talk about a career path in aviation and how to succeed . As a "local kid" growing up in San Marino, he began flying in high school. After earning a B.S. in Aeronautical Science, he commissioned in the Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant - 2 years later he was flying an F15... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
304

11:00am PDT

Life as a Professional Musician
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Marion Kuszyk

Marion Kuszyk

Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mrs. Kuszyk has been Associate Principal Oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the past 23 years.  She also serves on the faculty at USC.  Marion is a featured presenter for the Career Girl series where she describes her challenges and obstacles overcome on her path to success... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
106

11:00am PDT

Insights Into Education: A Kinder Teacher and 10th Grade Teacher Meet
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Bill Lively

Bill Lively

Educator, La Cañada High School
avatar for Mandy Redfern

Mandy Redfern

Educator, La Cañada Elementary School


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
305

11:40am PDT

Keynote: "Mars Helicopter" - The First Ever Helicopter on another Planet
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for MiMi Aung

MiMi Aung

Project Manager, Mars Helicopter, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
I am the Project Manager for Mars Helicopter at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology.  Mars Helicopter is a project currently developing a Helicopter to perform the first time ever demonstration of aerial flight at Mars.  The Helicopter is... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Auditorium

12:10pm PDT

Free Lunch! (Jersey Mikes)
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday October 20, 2018 12:10pm - 12:30pm PDT
Outside Auditorium