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JHS Career Day

JHS Career Day

January 27, 2009One day, 35 guest speakers, 1751 students

Who do you want to become?

Mark Eaton

Mark Eaton has shared his story of what it takes to be an invaluable member of a team with thousands of people and organizations. He is an NBA ALL-STAR and two-time Defensive Player of the Year starring with the Utah Jazz for 12 years.His life will be featured in an up-coming film. He is also writing a book on the power of Mentors.He is a partner in two award-winning restaurants in Salt Lake City, Tuscany and Franck's.

He will be our keynote speaker on January 25th, so everyone will get to hear him speak!


Rank the top four speaker choices for January 27th.

You will receive two tickets on January 26th (We will try to give you at least one of your top choices.)

You may attend any presentation that interests you regardless of your major.

Mark Walter

Technical Services Team Lead,Beneficial Financial Group

We provide all computer support for Beneficial Financial Group as well as Deseret Management Corp. We have roughly 60 Microsoft Servers and over 150 workstations.

Applicable Majors: Computer Technology, Information Technology, Business Management.

Curt Fortie

Leisure Travel/Outdoor Recreation Manager, US Army

Program and conduct recreational activities and leisure travel for a military base community. Partner with local organizations to provide a wide variety of program possibilities.

Manage staffing for a fitness center, leisure travel office and outdoor equipment rental center. Conduct local and extended trips, book cruises, etc. Solicit commercial sponsorship for events and activities and provide marketing and advertising for all programs.

Applicable Majors: Exercise Science, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Richard von Schalkwyk

Owner,Blue Planet Scooters

Blue Planet Scooters sells and services scooters. My job is to make sure people buy our scooters, and then provide them with great service after the sale to make them want to keep coming back and refer their friends to us.

Before doing the above I owned a t-shirt printing business and an indoor beach volleyball center in South Africa.

Applicable Majors: Business Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Brent Anderson

Recruiting ManagerIntercontinental Hotel Group

I am the Recruiting Manager for Global Reservations with IHG. IHG is the world's most global hotel company, we have over 4,200 hotels in nearly 100 countries. We own seven hotel brands, our most well-known brand is Holiday Inn. I oversee and assist all global reservations centers recruiting and staffing functions.

Applicable Majors: Hospitality and Tourism

Debbie Bilbao

College Recruiter, Student Athlete Mentor, Business Owner, Athletic Quest.

I am a JHS Alumni. I am currently, the only female student-athlete to have her jersey retired at Jordan. I mentor prospective student-athletes about the college recruiting process. I have many athlete's from all over the country.

I also own and operate my own fast pitch educational business. We focus on athlete, parent and coaching education.

Applicable Majors: Exercise Science and Wellness, Business Management.

Holly Cox

Brand Consultant, M2 Results

My official role in the company is Research & Marketing Technology Director. A typical week includes research for new clients and potential clients, wire framing/building/programming websites, and writing proposals. It's pretty much a nice mix of marketing, PR, copywriting, graphic design and programming.

Applicable Majors: Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Graphic Communications.

Brian Merrill

CEO, Western River Expeditions, Inc.

I am the leader of a group of companies that serves the adventure travel industry. Western River Expeditions and it's subsidiary Canyon Country River Adventures provide expeditions on the Colorado River in Utah and in Grand Canyon. We also lead trips on the Green River in Utah. The Moab Adventure Center offers other expeditions as well such as Hummer tours, hiking tours, climbing and canyoneering, mountain biking, horseback riding, and scenic air tours.

Applicable Majors: Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism.

Chef Bob Bryant

Culinary Education Chef, Harmons Grocery Stores.

Chef is the leader of a commercial kitchen a chef is required to maintain food quality standards, lead and direct the staff, create recipes, and achieve profitability for anyone that they work for.

Applicable Majors: Culinary Arts, FACS Academic Studies.

Shauna Dansie

Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer

I am a multi-award winning fiction author who has used that platform to launch an additional career as a successful non-fiction writer, researcher and public speaker. My creative background allows me to bring the concept of metaphors and strong visual images into corporate marketing campaigns and script writing. This paradigm also allows me to create social media, resume and value propositions that brand people and companies in memorable ways.

Applicable Majors: English Academic Studies, Social Studies and Humanities Academic Studies.

Barbara Jones

Sales and Marketing Director, Chik-Fil-A

Generate business opportunities for catered events, seminars and parties and explore creative marketing opportunities.

My greatest accomplishment in the 3 years Ive been associated with Chick-Fil-A was to cater at the governors mansion in the ballroom and main dining room. Anyone can make a job and big and/or exciting as they choose. Its all in personal attitude and thats what I would like to instill in students.

Applicable Majors: Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism.

Anthony Romrell

Animation, Media Arts InstructorUtah Valley UniversityOwner, Artisan DreamFreelance ArtistMetropolis Integrated Media

I have become one of the top Character Technical Directors at Sensory Sweep Studios, rigging on nearly every game the company developed during my tenure.

I have also worked in the field of advertising, and pushed my skills developing Motion Graphics for Commercials, Interactive CDs, DVDs, and websites.

Applicable Majors: Graphic Communications, Visual Arts.

Gerry Graves

Actor, Graphic DesignerMulti-Media Educators

Gerry is a video producer for Multi-Media Educators.Most of the time he does setting up, taping and editing forinstructors of computer certification courses. He also does videos for crime scene investigations, events, commercials, exercise videos etc.

Gerry is also an actor.He has done a lot of local theater and voice work for commercials. His acting experience helps him work with actors in his videotaping profession.

Applicable Majors: Visual Art, Graphic Communications, Theater Arts.

Jason Draney

Human Resources DirectorCCI Mechanical

As the Director of Human Resources for CCI Mechanical, Jason coordinates employee relations for the company. He directs new hires, oversees payroll, and performs other administrative duties for the large industrial company.

Applicable Majors: Business Management, Trade and Technology

Glenae Turley

Paramedic, FirefighterMurray Fire Department

Responds to emergency calls suppressing fires and providing basic and advanced life support emergency medical services.

Responds to emergency medical calls, drives equipment and administers first aid.

Applicable Majors: Health Occupations, Science/Health.

Ryan Broom

Structural EngineerREB Engineering

A Structural Engineer in Utah and Registered Civil Engineer in California. After graduation worked for 13 years with several firms in Utah before moving to California for 4 years and then returned to Utah. Design experience has been in Custom and Residential Homes, Multifamily Housing and Small Commercial developments. Currently the Structural Engineer of Record with Sandy City for the Belmont Station project East of Jordan High.

Applicable Majors: Technology/Engineering, Math Academic Studies, Trade and Technology.

Christopher Daland

Artist, Entertainer, Production EngineerFresh Studios

Music development, recording, production and engineering. Also an entertainer who has turned his unique talents and abilities into a viable career in the travel and tourism industry.

Planning and catering conventions and dinners where the servers are performance artists.

Applicable Majors: Theater Arts, Hospitality and Tourism

Vicky Williams

Legal AssistantIvory Law, PC

Answer incoming calls. Obtain initial, specific information from client/perspective client regarding their issues. Conduct investigative research regarding details of client's issues. Draft legal documents, correspondence and pleadings. Organize and inventory client documents for use as exhibits. Prepare documents and/or assist attorney at hearings/trials. Maintain a calendaring system that contains court related deadlines. Maintain Notary Public status. Maintain a very high level of confidentiality and professionalism.

Applicable Majors: Law and Legal Services.

Nicky Breedlove

Creative DirectorLandis Aveda Salon

She is a cosmetologist, make-up artist, and stylist.She has taught classes at SLCC.She started at age 14 doing make-up, then worked at Nordstroms as an make-up artist. She enjoys teaching students about how this career can let you be self-sufficient, but control your own destiny. She is in the busi


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