A Shifting Economy Means a New Look at Majors, Job Outlook Post High School

200 Students Attend Presentation on Internet Infrastructure Careers

As the economy changes course, we see many different trends emerging. Careers that were  attractive pre-pandemic may not be as enticing today. Many kids in high school and post secondary schools are shifting their focus to jobs that withstand economic uncertainty. Among them: the connections that have been keeping all of us online. The internet did not break. It is strong and resilient and reliable enough to withstand a major global shift to a remote workforce and student body. The largest factor contributing to this, is the infrastructure in place that keeps us connected: the plumbing of the internet.

It was the topic of a virtual career presentation hosted by NJFX recently. Panelists included new “virtual” intern Amanda Kadunce, a marketing student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Amanda joined NJFX on May 18th and will assist in a wide variety of projects including sales and marketing initiatives.  She is the first intern at NJFX who will be working 100% remotely. NJFX was pleased to accommodate this unique internship for unique times.

NJFX General Manager Felix Seda, recently named to Capacity Media’s “Power 100” list, was also a panelist. “Many companies have canceled their internship programs, but we have found that this new reality can enable more opportunities for young people who do not have to be in close, physical proximity to the workplaces that employ them for a great learning experience,” states Seda. “In addition, being able to bring her experience to younger kids was a great first project for Amanda to dive into.”

“I enjoyed being available to mentor students who are exploring careers, as I am currently. I am only a few steps ahead of them and I hope they were able to relate some of my experiences to their own decision making,” adds Amanda Kadunce, NJFX intern.

Sarah Kurtz, Business Development Manager was also part of the presentation. Each of the panelists provided information about the internet infrastructure industry, including details about NJFX’s CLS colocation campus.

More than 200 students with interest in STEM, business and marketing attended the presentation. “This was a great opportunity for our students to learn more about careers available that they may have not known existed, as well as personal insight from three NJFX representatives in various stages of their careers,” comments Sean Cronin, Assistant Principal and Supervisor for the Math and Science Departments at Matawan Regional High School. “The students had great questions and seemed engaged and interested in the topic.”

For more information about NJFX, visit www.njfx.net.

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