2019 SEAS Graduate Orientation

August 21, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm | University at Buffalo North Campus

2018 SEAS Professionalism Orientation.

Our SEAS 360° Professionalism Orientation is an annual event that welcomes our new entering graduate students while providing them critical training beyond the classroom to better prepare them for their professional careers.

The sessions for this event are typically led by industry professionals, academic faculty and university senior leadership. Students in attendance that choose to opt-in to our free SEAS 360° Certificate of Professional Development program will receive 3 training hours.

Announcements Speakers Schedule

SEAS 360°: New Graduate Student Professionalism Orientation & Networking Reception

We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Please see our current agenda for the 2019 Orientation.

3:00pm        Arrival, Registration, Refreshments and Cookies | Center for the Arts, Atrium

3:50pm        School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Group Student Photo

4:00pm        Welcome and Introduction | Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theatre

                            Rajan Batta, Interim Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 
                            SUNY Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

4:05pm        Leveraging Engagement and Networking for Personal and Professional Growth

                            A. Scott Weber, Vice President for Student Life
                            Professor of Civil Engineering

                     Wellness Center Survey: https://baseline.campuslabs.com/uab/well2019

4:25pm        Current Student Panel: A Day in the Life of an Engineering Graduate Student

                            Zachary Steever - Industrial and Systems Engineering
                            Kaivalya Mitesh Lal - Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
                            Wei (Will) Zhang - Chemical and Biological Engineering
                            Ripudaman Dixit - Electrical Engineering
                            Yuan Hui - Civil Engineering; Engineering Science (Data Science)

4:45pm        Power Skills and Entrepreneurship

                            Hadar Borden, Director of Blackstone LaunchPad
                            Christopher Connor, Assistant Dean and Chief Enrollment Officer, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

5:05pm        Ethics and Academic Integrity

                            Dr. Kelly Ahuna, Director, Office of Academic Integrity

5:25pm        Panel: What I Know Now That I Wish I Had Known in Graduate School            

                            Ashish Shah, Vice President, Research, Development and Engineering at Viant Medical 
                            Dennis Elsenbeck, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Energy Consulting Services, Buffalo, Phillips Lytle LLP
                            Akinlaja Caulcrick, Manufacuring Engineer at DuPont
                            Emily Ceccarelli, Learning and Development Program Manager at Moog Inc. 
                            Bethany Mazur, Director of Alumni Engagement, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

5:55pm        Dean’s Achievement Awards Presentation and Orientation Closing

                            Rajan Batta, Interim Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
                            SUNY Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

6:05pm        Welcome & Networking Reception | Center for the Arts, Atrium

                            Event for Students, Speakers, Faculty, Alumni and Staff

8:00pm        Reception Closing