2020 SEAS Graduate Orientation

August 19, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am | Virtual Event

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

We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Please see our current agenda for the 2020 Orientation.

9:00am   Welcome and Introduction
      Dr. Kemper Lewis, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

9:10am    Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Letitia Thomas, Assistant Dean for Diversity

9:40am    Entrepreneurship, Blackstone LaunchPad
                       Hadar Borden, Director of Blackstone LaunchPad

9:55am    Professional Development, SEAS 360° Program
                       Christopher Connor, Assistant Dean and Chief Enrollment Officer

10:05am   Ethics and Academic Integrity
                       Dr. Kelly Ahuna, Director, Office of Academic Integrity

10:25am   Alumni Panel: What I Know Now That I Wish I Had Known in Graduate School
                       Francine Battaglia, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
                      Kevin Burke, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of Electrical Engineering
                      Jennifer Zirnheld, Maxwell Technologies Inc. Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

10:45am   Q&A
                       Opportunity for new graduate students to ask questions to the alumni panel

11:00am   Orientation Closing
                       Christopher Connor, Assistant Dean and Chief Enrollment Officer