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Work Your CORE: A Career Readiness Speaker Series

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 3:00 PM
Location: Swenson Hall 1003 Erlenbach Gathering Area, Swenson Hall 1004 Erlenbach Lecture Hall

Work Your CORE – A Career Readiness Speaker Series
Topics: Technology/Critical Thinking

Tuesday, March 5
3:00 PM
Erlenbach Lecture Hall, Swenson Hall

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Technology/Critical Thinking: Hear from UWS alumni on how they have learned and used these career-readiness competencies in the workplace and to further their career.


  • Kate Ferguson (’06 – Information Technology and Systems & Transportation and Logistics), Director of Trade and Business Development – Duluth Seaway Port Authority
  • Eric Peterson (’95 – Math/Computer Science), Manager, Cyber Security & Compliance – ALLETE Inc.
  • Josh Waring (’20 – Computer Science), Info Sec Analyst – UWS


Not sure what employers are really looking for when they hire? Unsure how to articulate your unique experience?

Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite CORE COMPETENCIES that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management. These eight skills are needed and desired in any career field:

Career & Self Development
Critical Thinking
Equity & Inclusion