5/12/20 Online Panel: Building Extraordinary Careers in Economic Uncertainty

In the past few years, "career planning" was easy: Get a degree, enter a well-established company, and earn big pay checks. The Coronavirus has changed everything. In March 2020, the "circuit breaker" of the New York Stock Exchange unprecedentedly was triggered four times in a month. The unemployment rate jumped from 3.5% in February 2020 to 18% (estimated) in April 2020. Now is the time to think about careers carefully and explore possibilities. It is the best time to consider extraordinary opportunities, simply because the ordinary ones are scarce or even non-existent. This panel helps students think about opportunities and careers at uncertain time.


Peter Bostwick: Founder and CEO/COO of Ready Touch, Founder and CEO of Certefi, Founder and CEO of Sherwood Systems

Beth Bostwick: Author of You Can Choose, Founder and CEO of Lobby Shop, Founder and CEO of ReadyCare, Founder and CEO of Safe Teller, Cofounder, ReadyTouch

Wade Lange: Vice President of Purdue Research Foundation and chief entrepreneurial officer. Former president and CEO of ImmueWorks. Former president and CEO of Indiana Health Industry Forum

Matthew Lynall

Matthew Lynall: Clinical Professor, Director Purdue and Midwest NSF I-Corps, Director Deliberate Innovation for Faculty of Krannert School of Management

Rich Redelfs: Executive Chairman of Summary Analytics, Former General Partner at Foundation Capital, Former president and CEO of Atheros

Stephen Sposato

Stephen Sposato: Director of Purdue Engineering- Silicon Valley Initiative, Former vice president of Ericsson, Former vice president of AT&T Labs


Yung-Hsiang Lu

Yung-Hsiang Lu: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of John Martinson Entrepreneurship Center (JMEC), Purdue University

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