Career Perspectives and Networking Week

October 3 - 5, 2018 | University at Buffalo North Campus

Welcome table at 2017 CPNC


Wednesday, October 3rd

6:30PM            Tau Beta Pi Dinner Reception | Davis Hall, Salvadore Lounge

Thursday, October 4th

12:30PM          UB STEM UP Fair

4:00PM            Career Perspective Networking Recruiters Reception | Davis Hall, Bansal Atrium and Salvadore Lounge

AVOX Systems
City Year
PAR Government Systems Corporation
Neurovascular Diagnostics
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Talking Pictures LLC
City Year
And More!

6:00PM             Alumni Awards Dinner | Slee Hall (invitation only)

Friday, October 5th

8:45AM           Registration and light breakfast | Davis Hall

9:30AM           Welcome and Opening RemarksLiesl Folks, Dean School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

9:35AM           Keynote AddressSean Cunningham, Intel

10:20AM          Lightning Talks | Students and professionals give a 3- minute elevator pitch

David Cadigan, IBM
Judy Feldman, ValueCentric
Melissa Lauricella, Astronics
Kristi Fields, University at Buffalo Office of Alumni Engagement
Holly Justice, University at Buffalo Career Services

11:20AM         Distinguished Speakers Panel | Building a Fulfilling Career vs. Having a Job: An Introspective Look

Larry Megan, Director of Praxair Digital
Dan Magnuszewski, Co-Founder and CEO, ACV Auctions
Joe Kessler, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Utility Operations, NYPA
Anil Kshirsagar, Co-Founder, Founding CEO and Chairman of CAPIOT Software, Inc
Bob Harrison, Vice President of Engineering and Construction, Transmission Developers Inc.

12:00PM         Career Preparation Reception | Resume/CV-writing critique opportunities, LinkedIn/Handshake photo booth, Light snacks and refreshments provided

Applied Management Systems
AVOX Systems
CAPIOT Software, Inc.
City Year
Iconics, Inc.
eHealth Technologies
International Business Machines Corporation
New York Power Authority
Northrup Grumman Corporation
Phillips Lytle, LLP
Royal Dutch Shell
Seabury Airline Planning Group LLC
SOFTREK Corporation
Transmission Developers, Inc.
Watts Architecture & Engineering, PC
Work Market
Zodiac Aerospace

Join us for the expanded Career Perspectives and Networking Week, which includes the 5th Annual Career Perspectives and Networking Conference (CPNC). This week will include networking receptions, lightning talks, panel discussions and distinguished speakers from industrial leaders like Intel, IBM, Praxair, National Fuel and more.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals, receive resume/CV-writing feedback, and get a free professional LinkedIn/Handshake photo taken.

Whether you’re a first-year graduate engineering student or about to finish your dissertation and begin your career, you won’t want to miss the CPNC. This year’s conference may help you choose a field of research, decide on your career path, or even connect you with your next employer.

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photo from the 2016 CPNC of LinkedIn Profile Assistance table

Registration for the 5th Annual Career Perspectives and Networking Conference is open!

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Event Information

Date: October 3-5, 2018
Location: University at Buffalo, North Campus

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Event Date: October 3, 2018