Session Descriptions

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Talent Fair

The Talent Fair is the central element of company involvement. It is specifically tailored to advanced Master and PhD students with a nearby graduation date.

Students interested in attending have to go through an application and registration process to ensure their preparation (UB BullsEye).

Every company participant is invited and strongly encouraged to represent his/her company. Therefore, an individual booth can be reserved during any or all of the above time slots on a first come first serve basis. If desired, professional facilities for on-site interviews can be made available and can be reserved short term.

A partial list of companies and their representatives can be found here; registration is still an ongoing process.

Distinguished Lectures

It is our pleasure to complement the event with distinguished lectures:

  • John R. Scannell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moog Inc. will deliver the keynote address on Day 1
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor Michael Constantinou will take us on a journey into earthquake engineering on Day 2 with the lecture “History of Seismic Protective Systems

Workshops and Poster Competition

Workshops are another facet of the event introducing a bilateral character. During the dedicated times, several workshops will be offered by professional offices at UB.

Day 1 (View detailed schedule)

Day 1 starts with a preparatory session on “Resume Writing and Networking” by Liesl Folks, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Holly Justice, Engineering Career Counselor.

The office of International Student and Scholar Services has invited the Law Offices of James D. Eiss for the workshop “Immigration: The Basics for Planning Your Future” focusing on employment-based immigration law.

The Department of Electrical Engineering welcomes Christopher Scolese, Director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, for a special lecture.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosts a panel discussion with Russ Agrusa, CEO, Founder and President Treasurer of Iconics.

In addition, the annual SEAS Poster competition is held on Day 1 on the first floor of Davis Hall, adjacent to the Talent Fair. Here, the winners of the departmental contests showcase current research by graduate students and compete in the final round.

Day 2 (View detailed schedule)

Day 2 focuses on “Academic Careers and Industry Relationships” with Ann Bisantz, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo, and Kemper Lewis, Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo and former Executive Director of the New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII).

Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director of Authentic Journeys based in Kochi, India, and UB alumna will talk about “American Ways to Impress, Network & Get Hired”.

UB's International Student and Scholar Services office will make a presentation on “Advanced Optional Practical Training and H-1B Cap Gap Extension”.

Networking and Panel Discussion

The conference concludes with a common networking lunch followed by a moderated panel discussion. The networking lunch takes places in the Bansal Atrium of Davis Hall in the style of a reception.

At the following panel discussion, participants can summarize their impressions and express their expectations and demands towards future graduates.

It is our great pleasure to welcome all 13 members of the Dean’s Advisory Council as panelists to this section. Here, graduate students once more have the possibility to directly interact with industry leaders through the incorporation of a Q&A section.