FIRST in Texas Talks is a series of interview sessions with statewide partners, volunteers, mentors, community and business leadership to inform and educate participants on all things FIRST in the state of Texas. The goal is to offer career, education and technical insight to students as they navigate their educational and workforce journey.
Engineering Career Pathways
When it comes to STEM careers, engineers are in high demand. From electrical to mechanical to chemical engineering (to name a few) the opportunities for an exciting career is available to engineer-inspired FIRST program participants.
Shelley Rueff is a Chemical Engineer with Bechtel
Elissa Lindquist-Sher is an Automotive Hardware Applications Engineer with Texas Instruments
April Riddett is a Product Manager with National Instruments
The more connected our society becomes the more demand there is for cyber security experts to ensure that data and networks are secure. In this session of FIRST in Texas Talks, the focus is on careers and workforce opportunities inside the world of cyber security.
We will hear from two cyber security experts from our statewide partners: Jarrett Cravey of Accenture Federal and Alexander Klepal of Booz Allen Hamilton who are uniquely qualified to discuss the path students can take from graduation to a career in cyber security.
With graduation season upon us, students are in the final stages of making plans for the next phase of their lives. In this FIRST in Texas Talks session, Development Director, Susan Ashmore speaks with Lori Knight, Education Outreach Manager and Malisa Barnes, Education Outreach Specialist with our statewide partner, Texas Workforce Commission to take a look at all of the opportunities available to graduating seniors in Texas.