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Career events focus on environment and entertainment

02.27.13

Green Panel in Convocation Hall

Sewanee students interested in careers that focus on the environment or in the entertainment business had opportunities in February to meet with professionals and learn first-hand about employment opportunities and challenges at events supported by the Babson Center for Global Commerce.

Smith Career Day: Careers in the Entertainment Industry

The Center’s Easter Semester Smith Career Day brought four entertainment professionals to the campus on February 22 for a day of face-to-face meetings with students, simulated employment interviews, and a panel discussion on working in the entertainment business, and career paths in the industry. The Smith Career Days are made possible by the Joel A. Smith Fund for Career Exploration, generously established by Joel A. Smith III, C’67. The Smith Career Day was co sponsored by the Office of Career & Leadership Development.

Participants were:

– Mallory Ervin, C’09, television personality and host of Sweet Tea, a lifestyle television series.

– Rondal Richardson, C’91, Entertainment Industry Relations Manager at Vanderbilt University.

– Mike Shepherd, Marketing and Promotions Director for Ray Stevens Music.

– Jay Williams, C’94, Vice President of  William Morris Endeavor.

Below, from left, Williams, Richardson, Ervin, and Shepherd.

Green Career Panel

The Babson Center also supported a Green Career Panel that featured people working in various aspects of the emerging green economy.

Participants in the February 21 event were:

– Jennifer Barrie, Program Associate at the Alliance to Save Energy.

– Ken Hines, former President and Managing Director of the Hancock Renewable Energy Group, an investment arm of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company.

– Keith Johnston, C’95, Managing Attorney at the Birmingham AL office of the Southern Environmental Law Center.

– Jeff Kibler, C’84, Vice President and National Sales Manager at GreenTree Environmental Consultants, a firm that provides turnkey recycling programs for companies.

–Andrew McCalla, C’94, CEO of  Meridian Solar Solutions, a firm that designs and installs solar electrical systems.

Below, from left, Kibler, McCalla, Barrie, Johnston, and Hines.

Co sponsors of the event were Sewanee's PowerSave Campus – an internship program funded through a joint grant from the TVA and the Alliance to Save Energy – and the University's Office of Sustainability.

 

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