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
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
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:
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.
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.
Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Mae Espinosa '19
Topic: Applying to law school and navigating your first year.
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.
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.
Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Rima nathan '16,'19
Topic: Getting more than a degree, participating in all FSU has to offer.
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.
Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Sophie rottenberg '18
Topic: How to effectively choose a masters degree.
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.
Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Alexa Kelly '16
Topic: Balancing entrepreneurship and graduate school
Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Chris land '11
Topic: Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, banking & tech, financial services, law school, public service/government careers.
Alumni speaker series Virtual Q&A featuring Ciara bennese '18
Topic: Starting a career in refugee resettlement or social service nonprofits.