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Learn About the Future of Retail from Expert: Alex Baloga

Advice For Maven, Naturalist, and Specialist Career Seekers:
1. The food industry, like the retail industry, will continue to evolve.
2. There are great paying jobs in the food industry.
3. Some of the largest employers in PA are in the food industry.
4. Don’t be afraid to take chances and try new things.

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January 13, 2021

Learn How to Find Your Career Pathway from Expert Engineer: Ron George

Advice for Naturalist and Protector Career Seekers
• Energy field changes every day, always something new
• Mentors can really help
• Make sure your managers understand what you want out of your career, then they can help you with the necessary skills
• If you have the ambition, be flexible in your position, for example, if you have to work late some days, it may be important that you do this if you want to be able to advance your career.
• Learn how to read people
• If interested in energy field, you would need technical skills such as electrical, mechanical, technical but Vistra has positions that encompass various fields such as law, human resources, financial, environmental, etc.

January 11, 2021

Learn about the Skills of Tomorrow from Educational Leader: Grace Suh

Advice for Processor Career Seekers:
• Surround yourself with mentors and role models
• There are many opportunities today in tech field because it is changing so rapidly, and therefore it is important to have a background in technology for any career
• Look to emerging fields like Cloud, AI, cybersecurity, block chain, green jobs, and climate change
• It is important to have the tech skills but also to develop professional skills such as, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
• Remain agile and willing to adapt, be bold and brave and authentic and open to diversity and a variety of perspectives

Learn about Strategic Leadership, Education, and College Admissions from Industry Leader: Cameron McCoy

Advice for Processor Career Seekers:
Students don’t always need to follow a linear model. In some cases, colleges give credit for outside learning experiences. Lehigh is looking into using Blockchain.
Students should start thinking about the Admissions process early and don’t wait until their senior year
Students should understand who they are and what they are looking for, consider regionality, understand the cost of higher ed.
University alumni and upperclassmen can serve as mentors to help steer students toward future jobs in the field they are interested in and persuade students to look at different options if there are no potential opportunities in the future
Learn from mistakes and continue to grow

Learn about AI and Emerging Careers in Technology from Visionary: Tom Bell

Advice for Visionary Career Seekers:
• Success can be attributed to passion, drive, and diversity of thought.
• There are many opportunities in AI because it affects every area whether it be sports, retail, biotech, real estate, pharma, music, etc.
• Look at emerging careers in AI, Data Science, modeling technologies, machine learning, and new technology.

Learn about Entrepreneurship from Visionary Janice Dru-Bennett

Advice for Visionary Career Seekers:
Learn from mistakes and continue to grow
Personal experiences are important
Future of entrepreneurship will continue to grow
Volunteer for non-profit to gain experiences
Connect with alumni from your educational institution

Learn About Entrepreneurship from Experts: Jack & Kristen Digwood

Advice for Visionary Career Seekers:
• Two important factors that contributed to Jack and Kristen’s success were better customer service and marketing on social media
• During the pandemic, involvement in tele-health and staying viable were very important
• The industry is changing and there is a need to capitalize and recapture clients to maintain the business
• Prospective entrepreneurs should shadow a business they are interested in and/or talk to other business owners
• Develop your skills and self-improve, remain strong and resilient to any problems or challenges that come your way
• Important to develop your skills in marketing so that you control your message
• Study customer service

Minecraft: Education Edition’s Bright Lights of 2020

2020 has had its ups and downs for sure, but in spite of all the challenges facing educators and students, incredible things have been happening around the world. As we round the corner into 2021, we want to enter a new year with a spirit of hope and celebration by looking back over some of


December 28, 2020

20 ways classrooms came together in 2020 with Microsoft Education

This year, we saw millions of classrooms come together in unexpected ways. While it might not have been easy from behind a mask or computer screen, everyone in the Microsoft Education community—from principals and teachers to students and parents—have shown flexibility and resilience this year. The community has worked together to create engaging and inclusive

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Canadian Storytelling in Minecraft: A Creative Response to Teaching During a Pandemic

In the spring of 2020, Canadian schools were in the midst of closures due to the global pandemic. Teachers were looking for ways to engage students virtually. The Canadian edtech trainers at Logics Academy came up with a plan: a countrywide storytelling challenge for students with Minecraft: Education Edition as their medium! Read this guest


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