Join us for an informative series of FREE discussions exploring entrepreneurship, and an opportunity to hear from successful business professionals. Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Business Department, and SMC Rotarac Club. Call (310) 434-4003 for details and more information. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.


"Shark Tank" Entrepreneurs, Rey Ybarra

Ray Ybarra"Shark Tank" entrepreneurs take part in an informative Q&A session moderated by Rey Ybarra, a mediapreneur and author/producer of the multimedia book Conversations with Shark Tank Winners, which features powerful written, audio, and video stories with 14 entrepreneurs from the hit TV show "Shark Tank." February program features an all-female panel of entrepreneurs who have appeared on "Shark Tank." April program features Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who have appeared on "Shark Tank." Additional sponsor: SMC Office of Workforce & Economic Development.

Thursday, February 28 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
Thursday, April 18 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
Main Stage at Theatre Arts Complex


From Wrestler to Accountant: How SMC Changed the Life of a Former WWE Wrestler Johnny Jeter

Johnny JeterJohnny H.R. Jeter, former professional wrestler and member of the WWE World Tag Team Title-winning Spirit Squad after Wrestlemania 22, will talk about his transition from the sports entertainment world to Santa Monica College for an education that led him to transfer to CSU Northridge and a degree in Accountancy. With help from SMC accounting professor Ming Lu, Jeter was awarded an internship at Deloitte and Touche, followed by a full-time position. Since then, he has worked on the finance and IT side of SOX Compliance and is an IT audit manager at Insight Enterprises Inc. Additional sponsor: SMC's Adelante Program.

Thursday, April 4 | 11:15 a.m. | Free
Stromberg Hall (HSS 165)