Happy New Year everyone! Our VISTA Speakers' Series is part of an overarching professional development benefit we provide to our VISTA cohort, based in part on topics they identified as having an interest in learning more about. As the program will be saying good-bye to a portion of our current cohort as their service year comes to an end in February, a focus on employment after service is key. I was so pleased to get such talented community professionals together in Fairbank's City Hall Council Chambers for an afternoon with the majority of the cohort (and one participated via Zoom) to go over resume tips and tricks, the ins and outs of federal job applications, and then a productive round of speed interviewing. These photos do not do the interviewing speed rounds justice - I quite literally had to get interviewers up from their chairs to move at the allotted time because conversations were too engrossing to cut short! I want to thank everyone involved in Tuesday afternoon's session - and a special shout-out to Mike Sander's quick use of his cell phone to allow our Zoom participant to also speed interview via telephone. The afternoon's agenda is part of the below slide show, and if anyone would like information on how to contact any of the speakers, do feel free to reach out to us here at the Fairbank's VISTA office. Each speaker comes highly recommended; I also could not be more proud of this VISTA cohort. They are getting amazing stuff done now in this community, and they undoubtedly can and should look forward to bright and meaning-filled futures.