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The third installment of our Continuing the Quest series featured Avishar Barua '05, Executive Chef and General Manager of Service Bar and one of 15 world-class chefs on "Top Chef" Season 18 in Portland. Avishar conducted a virtual cooking demonstration of Murgir Jhol (Bengali Homestyle Chicken Curry), following a Q&A with Upper School faculty member Pat Hogan discussing his time at Columbus Academy and his fascinating career path after graduation.

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Jared Kass '21 hosts our final podcast of the 2020-21 school year with recent graduates Addis Boyd '18, Mira Bhasin '19, Jay Gokhale '20 and Livy Seline '20 as the group gives advice and discusses important topics on how to go about the college experience. From tips on time management and dorm life, to social connections and making the most of campus resources, this group brings a fresh perspective to the life of being a college student.

 

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Suelin Qu '21 talks with Richard Curtabuke, M.D. '05 about his work as a physician in internal medicine & geriatrics for Cleveland Clinic, as well as his other roles in medicine and how his experience at Columbus Academy and as an undergraduate prepared him for a career as a doctor.

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Jared Kass '21 speaks with Elizabeth Wood '01 about her career path to becoming an attorney working as a Guardian ad Litem with youth, children and their families, as well as the experience she has gained from college, law school and her time at Columbus Academy.

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A program designed to pair advice-seekers with expert advice-givers, Continuing the Quest gives participants the chance to discover something new through enlightening professional development talks. Meet a panel of alumni, including Mark Ruberg '91, Producer at Fox Sports, Sheila Trautner '98, President/CEO of Taste Hospitality Group, and Darron Berquist '00, Managing Attorney at The Lanier Law Firm, as they discuss their respective professional careers and life experiences during this interactive event. Moderated by John Wuorinen '80, Academy's Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance.

 

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Jared Kass '21 is joined by Stu Harris '80 to discuss his career path to being a lawyer in property and casualty insurance for Nationwide Insurance, life lessons from his time at Columbus Academy and advice he gives to help lawyers entering the field.

 

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Jared Kass '21 speaks with Andrea Helf Reid '99, vice president of Franklin Glass Studios, Inc., regarding her career path in art and how strong connections she formed with teachers helped shape her time at Columbus Academy, as well as advice for young professionals.

 

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Nia Law '21 hosts Guy Hammond '04 to discuss his career path as a project manager for the Washington D.C. Department of Human Resources, as well as some advice he wishes to pass on to those exiting high school and looking to their next steps in college and as young professionals.

 

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Nia Law '21 hosts Allison Beach '03 to discuss her journey as an attorney for the office of civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, along with how her Columbus Academy experience helped prepare her for college and beyond.

 

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Patrick Daly '21 talks with Griffin Schnitzer '14 about his job as a recruiting operations analyst, takeaways from his time at Columbus Academy and advice for those just entering the workforce.

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As a part of Career Week 2020, the Alumni Office and Internships Office partnered to present an alumni virtual panel discussion for upper school students on the topic of careers in STEM, featuring Stephanie Brownstein '05, Environmental Engineer at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Kathleen Szabo '11, Data Scientist at Visa, and Katerina Weikert '14, Sr. Commercial Engineer at Rockwell Automation.

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As a part of Career Week 2020, the Alumni Office and Internships Office partnered to present an alumni virtual panel discussion for upper school students on the topic of careers in health, featuring Kathleen Brumm Davenport '01, Head of New Product Planning at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Ben Meacham '11, Resident Physician at University Hospitals, and Emily Daoud '12, Registered Nurse at Duke University Hospital.

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As a part of Career Week 2020, the Alumni Office and Internships Office partnered to present an alumni virtual panel discussion for upper school students on the topic of careers in government and politics, featuring Jeff Hobday '07, Senior Elections Counsel for Ohio Secretary of State, Brad Pyle '07, Political Director at Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Emily Carlin '13, Communications Director for U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16).

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As a part of Career Week 2020, the Alumni Office and Internships Office partnered to present an alumni virtual panel discussion for upper school students on the topic of careers in law, featuring Jim Garland '91, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP, Nick Reis '01, Associate at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and Liz Mote '03, Partner at Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Co. LPA.

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As a part of Career Week 2020, the Alumni Office and Internships Office partnered to present an alumni virtual panel discussion for upper school students on the topic of careers in education, featuring Nate Gordon '88, Assistant Head of Lower School and Technology Coordinator at Bullis School, Margaux Munnelly '02, Principal at Mastery Charter School, and Bryan Panzano '08, Associate Director of University Engagement at Harvard University.

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As a part of Career Week 2020, the Alumni Office and Internships Office partnered to present an alumni virtual panel discussion for upper school students on the topic of careers in business, featuring Kevin Curry '03, Head of Sustainability Analytics at Amazon, Matt Van Buskirk '03, CEO at Hummingbird Fintech, and Aaron Marbley '08, Business Development Manager at Google Fiber.

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A program designed to pair advice-seekers with expert advice-givers, Continuing the Quest gives participants the chance to discover something new through enlightening professional development talks. "The Right Talent" panel discussion focused on best practices for job searching, recruiting and retaining talented employees, and leveraging the Academy network. Hear from panelists Mike Schlonsky '84, EVP of Human Resources at Big Lots, and Victoria Foreman '07, Recruiting Lead at Mix talent, as well as moderator Alex Freytag '87, Co-Founder and Partner at ProfitWorks.

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Watch Rachel Carpenter '01 receive the 2019 Young Alumni Award and then participate in a panel discussion focused on the digital customer experience. In addition to Rachel, Global Head of Insights and Design Strategy at Citi, the panel includes Ricky Joshi '97, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Saatva and Ryan Williams '08, Co-Founder and President, Jopwell) and is moderated by Chelsea Clements '05, Website Performance Marketing Manager for Green Growth Brands.