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Moving Mountains Speaker to Focus On Student Work Experience and Career Exploration

10/26/2017

Tammy Feaster, Owner of Spherion Staffing Group and Donna-Kaye Personnel, Inc., will be the featured speaker at the FCC Moving Mountains speaker series on Wednesday, November 8, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The monthly series features inspiring professionals who share their life experiences and encourage teens and young adults to set the bar high in all areas of their lives.

The sessions are free and open to the public and will take place in the JBK Theater, located inside the Visual & Performing Arts Center on the main campus.

During her talk, Feaster plans to discuss the importance of gaining job experience while in high school and doing research into potential career fields as early as possible.
Feaster has worked with many young professionals who earned a degree in a certain area, only to discover on their first job that they disliked the field.

“This happens when students say early on that they want to be a lawyer, or a physical therapist, but then they don’t actually get any life experience in that field before committing to it,” Tammy Feaster said. “That’s why it’s critical for students at any age to research career fields, do an internship, or shadow someone in the field to make sure it’s actually something they’d want to do every day.”

Feaster is the Licensed Owner of Spherion Staffing Group and Donna-Kaye Personnel, Inc., consulting with offices in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. She started with the corporation in 1994 as a work study student when she was a senior at Linganore High School and worked her way up to owner in 2007.

Feaster’s career experience has allowed her to successfully coach and place individuals in career paths or improve their professional development. She is an expert in employment and market trends and guides business owners and organizations to make smart decisions when hiring workers. Feaster also consults with companies in the Mid Atlantic on topics such as human resources, file auditing, records management, coaching, training, and team building.
Active in the community, Feaster serves on the Board of Directors for the Frederick County Human Resources Society and has held leadership positions as a Chamber of Commerce member.

The beginning and end of Feaster’s talk will feature a short musical performance by FCC student guitarist Ryan Kisner.
There is no registration required to attend the sessions. Students who attend three sessions this year will receive a certificate of participation and leadership. 
 
In addition to Feaster, upcoming Moving Mountains speakers include:
January 10 – David Trader
Scientist, US Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) Lab, Fort Detrick
 
February 21 – Korey Shorb
Founder, Up & Out Foundation
 
March 21 – LTC Brian Moore
Scientist, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Lab, Fort Detrick
 
April 11 – Noah Grove
Paralympian, 2017-18 U.S. Hockey National Sled Team member
 
For more information on the Moving Mountains series, please contact Mike Pritchard by email or 301.846.2417.