Nearly 300 graduate students gathered for this year’s Career Perspectives and Networking Conference, held October 5, 2018 at UB’s Davis Hall. The annual event aims to prepare SEAS graduate students for their careers. Attendees have the opportunity to network with company representatives and industry professionals while being provided training on the development of soft skills and to explore potential career paths.
Nearly 300 students participated in the Fifth Career Perspectives and Networking Conference, held in Davis Hall on UB's North Campus.
From left, distinguished speakers Joe Kessler from the New York Power Authority, Larry Megan from Praxair, Anil Kshirsagar from CAPIOT Software, Bob Harrison from Transmission Developers, and Dan Magnuszewski from ACV Auctions, shared their perspectives on how to build a fulfilling career.
Kim Helmer (right) of Zodiac Aerospace reviews a resume during the walk-up session, along with Holly Justice of UB’s Career Services office and Melissa Lauricella of Astronics.
Keynote speaker Sean Cunningham of Intel (right), talks with Jonathan Watts, P.E., vice president of Watts Architecture & Engineering and Liesl Folks, SEAS dean.
Susan Nowicki of Northrop Grumman talks with students about career opportunities during the Career Preparation Reception.
Andrew Kroetsch (left) served as the chair of this year’s event, and Christopher Connor, SEAS assistant dean for graduate education.
Industry partners reviewed over 200 resumes in advance of the Career Perspectives and Networking Conference, and then critiqued them in person with the students.