2017 Event Schedule

11:00 am

Pre-Conference Registration
Bansal Atrium, Davis Hall

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Pre-Conference: Strategies for Developing Professional Skills and Building a Career
Hadar Borden, Program Director of UB Blackstone Launch Pad 
Christopher Connor, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
Jim Wehrfritz, Oil and Gas Industry Consultant, Erie-Niagara Consulting LLC

Lunch will be served.

(THIS SESSION IS FULL)

12:15 pm

Registration for Career Perspectives and Networking Conference
Bansal Atrium, Davis Hall

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm

Distinguished Speakers Panel | Building a Fulfilling Career vs. Having a Job: An Introspective Look
Dennis Elsenbeck, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Energy Consulting Services, Phillips Lytle, LLP
Allison O’Connor, Business Unit Operations Manager, Moog
Ashish Shah, Vice President of R&D for Advanced Surgical and Orthopaedics, Integer
Marcus Yam, Staff Photographer and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Los Angeles Times

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

Lightning Talks
Students and professionals give a 3-minute elevator pitch

Phil Schneider, 2016 3MT Award Winner, PhD Student, Electrical Engineering
Cynthia Hoover, Executive Director, Adsorption & HYCO R&D, Praxair
Kristi Fields, Alumni Career Services Officer, University at Buffalo
Patrick O’Connor, CEO, 3AM Innovations, LLC
James Partsch Jr., Director of Corporate Outreach, PMI Buffalo
Kim Helmer, Innovation Leader, Zodiac Aerospace, AVOX Systems, Inc.
Michael Ulbrich, President, Buffalo Manufacturing Works

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm 

Coffee and Snack Break

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

Career Conversations and Networking Reception
Open networking session that includes workshop booth for resume/CV writing, a LinkedIn photo booth, perspectives from young alumni, company tables and refreshments.

Ryan Litt, Product Leader, 3AM Innovations, LLC
Jim Chou, Chief Technical Officer,Workmarket
Cynthia Hoover, Executive Director, Adsorption & HYCO R&D, Praxair
Joshua Kelley, Senior Consultant, Sierra-Cedar, Inc.
Jim Wehrfritz, Oil and Gas Industry Consultant, Erie-Niagara Consulting, LLC
Kim Helmer, Innovation Leader, Zodiac Aerospace, AVOX Systems, Inc.
Michael Ulbrich, President, Buffalo Manufacturing Works
Henry Miller, Co-Chair CPNC, UB Blackstone LaunchPad
James Partsch Jr., Director of Corporate Outreach, PMI Buffalo
Phil Schneider, 2016 3MT Award Winner, PhD Student, Electrical Engineering
Allison O’Connor, Business Unit Operations Manager, Moog, Inc.
Dan Muffoletto, Development Systems Engineer, Moog Inc.
Dennis Elsenbeck, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Energy Consulting Services, Phillips Lytle, LLP
Ashish Shah, Vice President of R&D for Advanced Surgical and Orthopaedics, Integer

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Keynote Speaker
Jim Chou, Chief Technical Officer of Work Market