First CPNC Highlights

April 16-17, 2015 | Davis Hall | North Campus

SEAS networking event.

Networking among students and industry leaders is an important part of the two-day conference. Photo: The Onion Studio

The Career Perspectives and Networking Conference aims to forge lasting connections between industry leaders and graduate students in the school.  

The two-day event featured distinguished lectures, a talent fair, workshops, poster competition, networking lunch and panel discussion.

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Thursday, April 16

10:00-11:00 Preparatory Workshops
Welcome Address
Organizers and Dean
11:30-12:30 Talent Fair
12:30-3:30 Poster Competition/Workshops
3:30-4:30 Keynote Address
John R. Scannell, CEO and Chairman of Moog, Inc.
4:30-5:30 Talent Fair (optional)

Friday, April 17

Distinguished Lecture
Michael Constantinou, SUNY Distinguished Professor
11:00-1:00 Talent Fair
On-site Interviews
1:00-2:00 Networking lunch
2:00-3:00 Panel Discussion
3:00-3:30 Closing Remarks


Exterior photo of Davis Hall.

Conference Organizers

Gary Dargush.

Gary F. Dargush

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (716) 645-2315


Matthias J. Schmid.

Matthias J. Schmid

Co-Chair and PhD Candidate

Phone: (716) 645-1433


Mark S. Tomaszewski.

Mark S. Tomaszewski

Co-Chair and President, Graduate Student Association, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Phone: (716) 541-8630


M. Atif Afzal.

M. Atif Afzal

Talent Fair Coordinator and President, Graduate Student Association, Chemical and Biological Engineering;

Phone: (716) 262-5115