Upcoming Events

Upcoming Spring 2021 Events:

January 21st @ 4:00pm | Friends of HSF Alumni Speaker Series Virtual Q&A featuring Claire Georgiadis '19

Topic: How to network in a virtual environment.

Student Moderator: Ava Bartolomei

Registration: https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApdOupqjovH9BQD05vj3XXyeqKACyY78UP

Submit a question to Claire https://bit.ly/ClaireQA

Claire is currently a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Communications Associate at Pratt & Whitney (part of the Raytheon Technologies GCLDP). The GCLDP is a two-year rotational program where early career professionals in communications rotate through various business units across Raytheon Technologies every eight months. Claire's first rotation was at Otis Elevator, where she supported social media and internal communications. She then transitioned to a rotation at Pratt and Whitney where she worked in internal communications, primarily surrounding COVID-19. As of November 2020, she is in her third and final rotation where she supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Communications for Pratt & Whitney. Claire is also currently pursuing a Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University, while working full-time.

Claire graduated from Florida State University in May of 2019, with a Bachelor of Science in Media Communications and a minor in English. During her time at FSU, she was an Honors Colloquium Leader, a Research Assistant in the Cognition and Emotion Lab, a Teaching Assistant in the College of Communication and Information and was involved with Florida State Panehellenic as well as Her Campus.

February 17th @ 2:00pm | Friends of HSF Alumni Speaker Series Virtual Q&A featuring Kristian Denny '92

Topic: Crisis Management

Student Moderator: TBD

Registration: https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdOygpzMiHtfayv5Q3K-10HihehFaurHh

Submit a question to Kristian here: http://bit.ly/KristianQA 

Kristian Denny is a crisis communications professional with nearly 30 years’ experience, primarily in politics on the national and state levels.

Denny founded Maverick Strategies & Mail in 2007 after working many years on the campaign trail, and now consults with progressive groups and causes.

In the past 10 years, Denny has successfully worked with national candidates, campaigns, and corporations that include Bernie Sanders, Muriel Bowser, and FedEx, among others. Additionally, Ms. Denny teaches organizational and crisis communications at the Picker Center for Executive Education in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York City.

Denny is a proud FSU Alumna with a BA in English from the College of Arts & Sciences. She was an Honors student.

Previous Event Recordings:

June 1st 

Student Alumni Association & Friends of HSF Speaker Series Webinar featuring Alumna, Daniela Wojtalewicz 

Hear from Alumna Daniela Wojtalewicz (B.S. ’15) as she talks about her experiences with the Peace Corps and more.

June 3rd 

Office of National Fellowships & Friends of HSF Speaker Series featuring Alumnus, Jesse Marks

Jesse Marks is a writer and analyst on international affairs, with a specific emphasis on the Middle East, humanitarianism, and civil war. His work focuses on widening the protection space for civilians in conflict and reinforcing the global protection and humanitarian regimes within global governance. He is a Boren Scholar (Jordan), Fulbright research scholar (Jordan), Scoville Peace Fellow, and Schwarzman Scholar. Additionally, he is currently a Presidential Management Finalist and a recently selected McCain Fellow with the Department of Defense.

July 6th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Mae Espinosa '19

Topic: Applying to law school and navigating your first year.

July 21st

FSU to Silicon Valley

FSU alumni Garrett Johnson (CARE 2002, Rhodes Scholar, and All-American in Track and Field) and Zach Segal (Honors in Business Management) shared their collegiate and professional journeys from FSU to the tech startup scene in Silicon Valley. In addition, they will be discussing the future of cryptocurrency and the larger Fintech market.

July 29th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Bethany swonson '13

Topic: How the FDOE has worked to support our education system during COVID and guidance on ways we can use the CARES Act for the benefit of our students.

July 29th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Rima nathan '16,'19

Topic: Getting more than a degree, participating in all FSU has to offer.

September 2nd

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Olivia rose '18

Topic: Careers in STEM, navigating STEM as a female, and ways to maximize your undergraduate research.

September 14th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Sophie rottenberg '18

Topic: How to effectively choose a masters degree.

September 21st

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Hunter hamrick '15

Topic: How to find your way into the politics field and how to find your way into a job in DC.

October 14th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Alexa Kelly '16

Topic: Balancing entrepreneurship and graduate school

October 26th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Chris land '11

Topic: Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, banking & tech, financial services, law school, public service/government careers.

November 12th

Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Ciara bennese '18

Topic: Starting a career in refugee resettlement or social service nonprofits.


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