Career Pathways in Kinesiology Speaker Series

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The department of Kinesiology in partnership with Liberal Arts Bridge present a monthly speaker series highlighting career pathways in Kinesiology. The links to the video archive are provided below.

Career Pathways in Kinesiology - A Conversation about Rec Sports with Chrissy Galli, MS, MBA

Chrissy Galli (MS, MBA) is a two-time SMC alumna with a Kinesiology Sport and Recreation Management degree (Class of ‘13) and a Masters in Business Administration (Class of ‘20). She currently works as the Staff Development and Student Experience Specialist for UC Berkeley’s Department of Recreational Sports. Chrissy has navigated a career in Recreational Sports and continues to support the growth of the Rec Sports industry through her work as co-chair of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association’s (NIRSA) Student Staff Development Task Force.

Part 1 - Why pursue Rec Sports as a profession?

Part 2 - How to be competitive in gaining employment in this field (amidst a pandemic)

Part 3 - Advantages and challenges of graduate school

Part 4 - Advice for students from Chrissy in hindsight

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Career Pathways in Kinesiology - A Conversation about Chiropractic with Drs. Plácido Castrejón and Ian Barwick

Dr. Plácido Castrejón

  • BA in Kinesiology, SMC ‘15 
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West ‘20
  • Currently Associate DC at River City Chiropractic and The Spine and Disc Pain Center, Sacramento

Dr. Ian Barwick

  • BA in Kinesiology, SMC ‘15
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West ‘20
  • Currently Associate DC at Healthy Life Chiropractic, San Francisco

Part 1 - What is Chiropractic?

Part 2 - What does graduate school entail for becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)?

Part 3 - How has the pandemic affected this field?

Part 4 - From SMC (Kines) to a thriving career

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Career Pathways in Kinesiology - A Conversation about Careers in the Park Service with Supervisory Park Ranger Kathryn Daskal

Kathryn Daskal worked as a ranger and supervisor at Grand Canyon, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, John Muir National Historic Site, Alcatraz Island/Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ardenwood Historic Farm with the East Bay Regional Park District, and currently serves as the Supervisory Park Ranger at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond.

Part 1 - Sociocultural history of the National Park Service

Part 2 - "Healthy Parks Healthy People" - a global initiative

Part 3 - Park programs that bring people together

Part 4 - Careers in the Park Service