SMC to teach the ABC's of Cool Career

For students who remain undecided about their major and career path or who want more insight into the career they have decided on, SMC's Career Services Center is hosting "The ABC's of Cool Careers," on Wednesday, Nov. 5; Thursday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 12. There will be several programs to attend where speakers of various career fields will discuss what they do. Internship Coordinator Judy White explains that hearing from the speakers gives, "first person about what they do." She also says it helps people answer these questions: "What are people doing? Do they really want to do this job?" With excitement she adds that a councilman is coming for political science, and all of the speakers are really from great, helpful backgrounds.

For instance, Lou Riggs from the Communications faculty is hosting "Finding Your Spot in the Entertainment Industry" which will include speakers Celeste Gehring, coordinating manager at the assignment desk for Fox Sports Net, Joe Lewis, manager of original programming and development at Comedy Central and Comedy Central Films, and Jermi Thomas, A&R coordinator for Colombia Records. This event will be held in LS 106, from 3:45 to 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5. For the computer science field, a panel of five speakers will be part of the lecture "Love Computers? Careers in Computer Science." Kenneth Brown, one of the five speakers, is a senior member of the engineering staff of optics section at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). This event will be held on Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. in Business 111, hosted by Harold Rogler from CSIS department.

For medical science careers, a recruiter from the UCLA School of Nursing, a SMC professor, a therapist from Santa Monica Hospital, and a clinical laboratory scientist from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will all be speaking. The lecture, "Making Us Well: Careers in Medical Science," is being held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Science 145, hosted by Paul Wissmann, Life Science Department Faculty.

Looking to help the world go green? For an environmental job, attend, "Every Job is a Green Job," where a professor, cosmetologist, lawyer, and a manager of national parks will be speaking on their common goal towards sustainability. This is also on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., at the Center for Urban Environmental Studies on 1744 Pearl St., hosted by Genevieve Bertone, Project Manager for Sustainability.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m., there is "The Left Right and Center of Business Careers," which is in Business 207, hosted by Lynette Shishido of the Business Department Faculty.

From 12:45 to 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, in Gym 115, Elaine Roque from the Athletic Department Faculty is hosting, "Careers Related to the Sports Industry." For general careers in communication, on Thursday there is, "Can You Hear Me Now? Careers in Communication," hosted by Maria Munoz in LS 110 from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. "CSI: Is it real or Hollywood?" is being held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., also on Thursday, in MC2.

To end this series, on Wednesday Nov. 12, there are two lectures for political science. "Who Does What and Why in US National and California State Government" will be from 8 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. as well as from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. It is hosted by Richard Tahvildaran Jesswein in HSS 165.