This free lunchtime learning series connects industry with WSU students. High-tech companies share their insights and engage with participants through Q&A.
Presenters cover topics such as:
- Career experiences
- How to succeed in industry
- What to expect with your first job
- Interviewing advice
- Technology discussions and trends
The series is sponsored by the WSU EECS Executive Council.
April 2, 2021 Building a career through entrepreneurship by Gary Steele, ProofpointGary Steele will discuss his journey in entrepreneurship and describe many of the critical decisions and their tradeoffs as he built an industry leading cybersecurity company.
March 19, 2021 Q & A Session: Software or Electric Power or AnythingJoin us to ask career and technology questions to a panel from Microsoft, Avista, and SEL. We formed this panel from two somewhat different industries to give you a chance to hear different perspectives to your career questions.
December 4, 2020 How to get your foot in the door, keep learning and contribute to your company’s success by Troy Coleman, Puget Sound EnergyTroy will provide guidance on getting recognized for your capabilities and keeping yourself in learning mode for continued success in projects of increasing complexity.
November 20, 2020Life and times (and careers) at a national research laboratoryJoin us to learn about the exciting computational, engineering, analytical, and cybersecurity research and development underway at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. We will describe a day in the life of a researcher and provide a few examples of exciting projects in critical infrastructure, control systems, data science, software engineering, and more.
November 6, 2020 Machine Learning Jobs – What are they like and How Do You Get One? by Joe Dumoulin, Aon IP ServicesJoe will discuss some of the trends in machine learning tech, the types of jobs that are typically available, and the typical needs of those jobs.
October 23, 2020 Why consider utility engineering and what employers look for when hiring engineers by Cameron Doneen, Puget Sound EnergyCameron will share personal experiences that led him to choose a career in the utility industry and provide an overview of the breadth of opportunities offered by this sector.
October 9, 2020Your career is not what you’re expecting by Arika Arnzen, SEL, Inc.Arika will present on the unexpected, fun, and challenging transition she experienced as she left college and started her career.
September 25, 2020 An unexpected journey and why you should care by Jon Campbell, MicrosoftAccessibility is a field that is of ever-increasing importance. An alternate title for this talk could be “Accessibility – everything they won’t teach you in school but will need to know.” This talk will present a brief look at how the speaker got into the accessibility area of computer science.