Vision Expo has announced plans to host the Virtual Career Zone, a virtual networking event designed to connect young professionals and students with optical companies. Set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11-11:55 a.m. EDT, the virtual event is inspired by Vision Expo’s on-site Career Zone and will include a panel discussion moderated by Matt Geller, OD, Co-Founder and CEO of CovalentCareers, followed by opportunities for virtual networking with individual company leaders from National Vision, Shopko Optical, MyEyeDr., and Luxottica.
The event will begin with a 30-minute panel discussion – “Getting hired! How to be desirable in this market, how to stay relevant, and how to virtually network effectively” – moderated by Dr. Matt Geller. The panel aims at providing insight into the new challenges associated with searching for a job during a pandemic, with panelists offering actionable tips and career resources designed to help young professionals adapt to the current demands of the job market.
- Dr. Bill Werner, National Vision
- Tracey M. Glendenning, O.D., FCOVD, and Director of Residencies and Externships at MyEyeDr.
- Dr. Thomas Bobka, Shopko Optical
- Paul Case, Senior Manager, OD Recruiting at Luxottica
- Dr. Scott Seaburg, Clinical Director, Luxottica Eye Care
Following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to join five-minute conversations with the participating companies of interest to them. This will provide opportunities to ask questions and learn more about specific companies and career paths.
Additionally, the Virtual Career Zone’s Passport Incentive Program will provide attendees with the chance to win prizes. To be eligible to win, participants must attend the entire 55-minute program.
The Virtual Career Zone is part of a series of virtual programming that Vision Expo is offering to bring the optical community together in between in-person events.
To register for the free event, click here.