Sunday, May 16th from 10am-1pm EST

We are proud to launch the Konnekt Global Learning & Education Day, which aspires to offer insight into a range of careers to teenagers so you may have a better understanding of the preparation necessary for pursuing a career. At this event, a panel of professionals from various fields and industries will engage with attendees and offer guidance on potential career pathways.

Thank you for your interest in Konnekt Global's Learning and Education Day! If you wish to participate, please sign up here!

Below, you will find the schedule for the event. 3 - 4 speakers will present in each time slot, and you can sign up for as many time slots as you wish. We encourage everyone to stay from 12:30 - 1:00pm for our College Counseling and Mental Health Presentations.

Schedule for Speakers and Their Respective Categories:

  • Session 1: 10 - 10:30am

    • IT/Tech:

      • Risham Dhillon - Product Manager, Google

    • Education:

      • Lora Wegner - Children's Educator

    • Media:

      • Natasha Israni - Freelance Journalist & Author

    • Entrepreneur:

      • Craig Dubitsky - Founder, Hello Products; Co-Founder, EOS; Chief Innovative Strategist, Colgate-Palmolive

  • Session 2: 10:30 - 11am

    • Strategy Consulting:

      • Priya Mehra - Managing Partner, GARTNER Consulting

    • Pharmaceutical:

      • Seema S. Gangolli- Principal Scientist, Pfizer

    • Non-Profit:

      • Dr. Deepali Bagati - Partner, The Brunswick Group

  • Session 3: 11 - 11:30am

    • Healthcare:

      • Dr. Swati Sathe - Director, Clinical Research

    • Food Science:

      • Neha Bhide - Key Account Manager, Agrana Fruit

    • Strategy and Technology Consulting:

      • Arjun Saraswat - Senior Manager, EY

  • Session 4: 11:30 - 12pm

    • Health Care:

      • Dr. Keyur Thakar - Assistant Professor in Hematology and Oncology, Northwell Health

    • Arts:

      • Komal Bhukhanwala - Art Director, CBS SPORTS

    • Law:

      • Sarmistha Banerjee - Attorney, Boodell & Domanskis, LLC

    • IT/Tech:

      • Anuja Singh - Sr. Manager, Solutions Architects, Amazon Web Services

  • Session 5: 12 - 12:30pm

    • Entrepreneur:

      • Amit Dhand - Founder, NAILBITER Inc.

    • Finance:

      • Gunjeet Singh - Director, American's Veterans Group

    • Entrepreneur:

      • Archana Athalye - Founder & Director, Kulture Kool LLC.

  • **12:30 - 1pm** College Counseling and Mental Health Presentations (suggested for ALL attendees)

    • Dr. Cristina Melendez is the Chief Education Officer/Founder of Beyond Limits Consulting. As a consultant, she engages with community-based non-profits to solidify a pipeline to develop student access to the best educational institutions. She works with organizations empowering students to pursue their dreams exposing them to curriculum that is entrepreneurial in nature.

    • Dr. Bindu Khanna is a certified child and adult psychiatrist. She is currently the medical director of outpatient behavioral health services at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, medical director at Cornerstone Day School, and has her own private practice in West Orange, NJ. She strongly believes knowledge is powerful and important to lower stigmas associated with mental health.