BUSINESS & CREATIVE ARTS CAREERS
Turn your passion into a career! The number of careers in business is limitless. Whether you want to own your own business or help others with theirs, a career in business means working with others and being a natural leader. Are you the creative type? Explore ways you can turn that passion into a career in graphics, design, gaming, film, or marketing.
- Graphic Designer
- Business Owner
- Creative Strategist
- Sales Representative
- Banker/Account Manager
- Video Game Designer
- Film Maker
- And More!
EXPLORE THE INDUSTRY THROUGH VIRTUAL TOURS, PANELS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS.
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURISM CAREERS
“Pave your way in the world of business.”
Learn what it takes to succeed in the business world or to even start your own business! Featuring Sheela Hodes, Real Estate Agent at Compass; Salvador Picazo Chavez, President/CEO at Puente-Internacional, Inc., and Owner of Picazo Restaurant & Cafe; & Lindsey Stone, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones.
THE FUTURE OF WORK
“Get ahead of the curve on future career opportunities.”
Nearly every industry is going through a transformation. Make sure you are prepared for the careers of the future. Featuring Katie Greaves, Director of the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB); Hamish Gray, Senior Vice President of Keysight Technologies; Dan Voit, CEO of Blentech.
CREATIVE ARTS CAREERS
“Turn your creativity into a living.”
There are two types of creative people: Those that do what they love for a hobby and those that do what they love for a living. Which will you be? Featuring Kirsten Kennedy, Executive Producer, 2K Games; Wayne Ingram, Co-Owner of Link Creative; Jim Murphy, Animator, Writer & Director at Pixar Animation Studios; & Cesar Cruz, Director of Video Production at Desire to Inspire Studios.
PUBLIC SAFETY & FIRST RESPONDERS CAREERS
“Become a hero of your community.”
What does it take to dedicate your life to keeping the community and its people safe? Let’s ask our panel of heroes! Featuring Orlando Rodriguez, Chief of Police at Sonoma Police Department; Jon Greenslade, Firefighter at Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue; Deputy Chris Haas, Tactical Flight Officer, Henry 1, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
HOW COVID WILL CHANGE FUTURE CAREERS
with Keysight Technologies
Two executives from Keysight Technologies discuss how the company has adjusted to COVID and how it will change future careers. Learn about the new sets of skills necessary to succeed in your career.
ONE-ON-ONE CAREER INTERVIEWS
WITH REAL PEOPLE IN THE NORTH BAY
WEBSITE & GRAPHIC DESIGN
WAYNE INGRAHAM, OWNER & PARTNER
According to Wayne, you have to think a bit differently to get into the creative industry. “…if you were always thought of as the weird one, that’s always helpful!” Hear how Wayne took a passion for web design and grew it into a full design and technology firm in Santa Rosa, CA.
JAMES SIMMONS, OWNER
James found a love for video production in high school. Now James owns his own video production company in Sonoma County where he films documentaries, commercials, corporate productions, and more!
RESTAURANTS & HOSPITALITY
SONU CHANDI, OWNER
CHANDI HOSPITALITY GROUP
The story of the Chandi Hospitality Group proves that hard work and persistence pays off. Sonu and his family started with a single Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurant in Rohnert Park and now owns and operates restaurants of all types throughout northern California.
NORMAN SHEEHAN, INSURANCE BROKER
NORMAN SHEEHAN INSURANCE, LLC
Medical insurance is incredibly important to every individual, yet understanding it can be very difficult. That is why there is a whole industry of people dedicated to helping businesses and individuals understand the varying costs and coverages of insurance options. Listen to a local broker discuss why he finds this job so rewarding.