Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What is Food For Thought and Why Should I Come?

  • Insight into a career field, organization or a specific job
  • Reinforced assessment of your interests and needs
  • Awareness of available internship and job opportunities
  • Greater confidence in job and internship interview situations
  • Industry contacts
  • Free snacks

The Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center is committed to providing students opportunities to network with UR alumni through the Food for Thought series.  Whether the alum is coming to campus or doing a Skype session they serve as an excellent resource to increase your exposure to career options, awareness of strategies for entering fields of interest and a way to build your professional network. 

So show up, sit back, have a snack, and listen to an alum describe his or her career path and what it's like to work in that field today.

Below is the fall calendar of scheduled alumni by field:

Business, Finance & Consulting
Chris Johnston - Director of Marketing, Mill River Winery (Tuesday, October 16th: 12:30pm)
Matt Abrams - Consultant specializing in consumer technology and eco-friendly businesses & CEO at Nvinium Games Inc. (Tuesday, November 6th: 12:30pm)
Joshua Rosen - Associate Brand Manager, Campbell Soup Company (Wednesday, November 7th: 11:00am)
CANCELED Jonathan Mahoney - Credit Analyst, M & T Bank (Wednesday, November 28th: 11:00am)

Sara Finiki - Senior Patent Counsel, Adidas Group Intellectual Property, Reebok International Ltd (Tuesday, September 11th:12:30pm)
Joanna Brougher - Senior Counsel, Vaccinex (Wednesday, September 12th: 11:00am)
Julie Jordan - Associate Attorney, Faraci Lange, LLP (Tuesday, September 25th:12:30pm)

Science, Engineering
Ben Stevens - Principal Research Scientist, Pfizer (Wednesday, September 19th: 11:00am)-watch online here.
Robin Williamson - Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton (Wednesday, October 3rd:11:00am)
Michael Levine - Process Technician- Epitaxial Growth, Crystal-IS, subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation (Tuesday, October 23rd: 12:30pm)

Computer Software
CANCELED Brad Orego - Digital Developer, ZD Studios, Inc. (Wednesday, October 24th: 11:00am)

Health & Society
Lee Helmken - Project Coordinator, Emory Center for Injury Control, Emory University School of Medicine (Tuesday, September 18th:12:30pm)
CANCELED Mary-Frances Garber MS, CGC-Licensed Genetic Counselor (Tuesday, November 13th: 12:30pm)
Beth Emerson -Physician - Fellow in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (Tuesday, December 4th: 12:30pm)

Kim Stromgren – Psychotherapist (Tuesday, November 27th,  12:30pm)

Alli Sribarra – Conservation Policy Coordinator, Defenders of Wildlife (Wednesday, November 14th: 11:00am)

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