Access Alum

A networking opportunity for all women in engineering!

"Purdue WIEP has always sought ways to develop and implement new programs that meet the needs of women pursuing advanced engineering degrees at various stages of their graduate study. I am now an engineering doctoral candidate with an array of professional experiences that could lead me into many career paths. In attending "Access Alum", I have built relationships with very successful engineering alumni that have helped me make better informed decisions on where I would like to start my career and strategically plan to develop as a leader. Access Alum is priceless."  - Velvet Fitzpatrick

WIEP is excited to offer you this opportunity to have informal chats with our alumnae (corporate, academic, government, non-traditional, etc.) as they visit campus.  You can drop by at your convenience during the time range listed below to connect with our alumnae and other program participants, in addition to enjoying a snack and, for those of you participating in the WIEP M&M programs, you can earn points for attending a social event.  We know you will benefit greatly from these sessions. Because these events are open to both our undergraduate and graduate students, please use this opportunity to network with each other as well! For example, undergraduate students interested in graduate school can use this occasion to ask questions about graduate school.

As these are designed to be informal, please come as you are (no need to dress up, unless indicated otherwise below).  Our guests welcome discussions on all topics, including work-life balance, life in the corporate setting, etc. On occasion, alumnae may indicate that they are interested in recruiting for their company, and in those cases, we will indicate below if the visiting alumnae are interested in accepting resumes.

In case you are uncertain as to what to ask our guests, here is a list of sample questions to get you thinking - check back frequently for updates to this list and to the schedule below!

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Scheduled Access Alum Events:

Bios: if available, click on the guest's name for a brief bio.

ATTN ALUMS:  If you are going to be on campus and would like to arrange an Access Alum event,
please contact Dr. Jennifer Groh at jgroh@purdue.edu or 765-494-0758

SPRING 2014 ACCESS ALUM EVENTS

Date, Time & Location Alum(s) Visiting Event Type

Wednesday, Jan. 29
8:30-10:30am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

General Electric

Lisa Wichmann
Lead Engineer
GE Power & Water
(BSME Purdue; MSME GA Tech)

Francesca Hannon
Supplier Quality Manager
GE HealthCare
(BSABE Purdue; MBA Marquette Univ.)

Kristie West
Supply Chain Growth Playbook Leader
GE Aviation
(BS OL Tech Purdue)

Networking without resumes; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all engineering disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Feb 17
3:00-4:15pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

Emily Nikoo
Executive Vice President
Blonder Tongue Laboratories
(BSEE Purdue)

Networking; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all engineering disciplines

Friday, Feb 21
2:30-4:00pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Rita Lane
retired Vice President of Operations, iPad/Mac Desktop/Mac Accessories
Apple Inc.
(MSECE Purdue)

Networking without resumes; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all engineering disciplines.

Thursday, Mar 6
2-4pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Kate Rendak
Pipeline Assessment Engineer
BP
(BSME Purdue)

and

Roberta Gleiter
Consultant
The Aerospace Corporation
& Chief Exec. Officer
Global Inst. for Tech & Engr (GIFTE)
(BSCHE Purdue & MS Systems Mgt Univ. of Southern California)

Networking; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all engineering disciplines.  Resumes are not being taken, but Roberta will be happy to review & offer advice on resumes.

Refreshments will be served compliments of BP.

Friday, Mar 7
9:00-10:30am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC.

Stephanie Dennis
Plant Process Engineer
Performance Materials Division
(BSCHE Purdue 2008)
&
Jana Skiles
Project Engineer
Energy from Waste Technology Sector
(BSCHE Purdue 2012)

Networking; resumes are welcome.  Open to talk with BS/MS/PhD students in all engineering disciplines.

Wednesday, Mar. 26
10am-Noon

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Jenell Fairman
Project Manager
CORE Planning Strategies, LLC
(BSCE Purdue)

Networking with resumes; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in Civil, Architectural & Mechanical engineering disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Friday, Mar. 28
9:30-11:30am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)


SANDIA NATIONAL LABS

Dr. David Zage
Recruiting Coordinator &
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Cyber Analysis R&D Solutions
 

Networking with resumes; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all disciplines. 

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Apr. 7
3:00-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP.

Candee Krautkramer
Research Technical Leader
(BSCHE Purdue & MS Engr Mgmt MSOE)

Networking; resumes are welcome. Open to talk with BS/MS/PHD students in all engineering.  Candee is also happy to help refine your resume as well.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Apr. 10
9-11am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP.

Mackenzie Smith
Clinical Specialist
(BS BME Purdue 2011)

Networking; resumes are welcome. Open to talk with BS students in all engineering displines, especially those interested in a career in medical sales.

Refreshments will be served.

Friday, Apr. 11
10-11:30am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

Debra Dolby Guillemaud
(Distinguished Alum, Physics - Purdue)

Networking without resumes; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all engineering disciplines.

 

FALL 2013 ACCESS ALUM EVENTS

Date, Time & Location Alum(s) Visiting Event Type

Thursday, Sept. 5
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

PepsiCo

Cree Harris
Process Improvement Engineer
(BSIE Purdue)

 

Networking; resumes welcome; open to talk to BS students in all engineering disciplines.

Thursday, Sept. 12
Time TBD

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Caroline Anderson
Project Engineer
(BSCE Purdue; MBA Bowling Green State)

Networking without resumes; open to talk to BS students in all engineering disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Sept. 16
10:00-11:45am

ARMS 1085 (future engineers lounge off of ARMS Atrium)

Siemens Corporation

Felicia Boyd
Univ. Recruiting Specialist
(BS Business Marketing & BS Human Resources, Univ of MN-Twin Cities)

Samantha Euler
Product Specialist
(BSIE Purdue)

Tori Huang
Engineering Leadership Development Program
(BSME Purdue w/minor in Global Engineering)

Networking without resumes; open to talk to BS students in all engineering disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Sept. 16
2:00-4:00pm

ARMS 1085 (future engineers lounge off of ARMS Atrium)

ExxonMobil

Julia Spadaccini
Project Executive Planner
(MSCE Purdue)

Abigail Moyer
Area Supervisor, Project Management & Execution
(BSCE Purdue)

Networking with resumes; open to talk to BS/MS/PHD students in all engineering disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, Sept. 16
2:00-4:00pm

ARMS 1085 (future engineers lounge off of ARMS Atrium)

General Motors

Janet Goings
Sr. Lab Manager, Global Innovation Leader
(BSEE Purdue; MSEE UMich)

Networking with resumes;  open to talk to BS/MS in EE, ME, IE, ECE, CS.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Sept. 26
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

US Navy

Jean Barnwell
Nuclear Engineering, Naval Reactors
(BSECS, MSME, MSNE)

Alison Stolle
Shielding Group Engineer,
Knolls Atomic Power Lab
(BSNE, MSMNE, PhD NE)

Katie Giebel

Networking with resumes; open to talk to BS/MS/PHD students in all engineering disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 10
2:30-4:00pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Intel

Mara Howell
Engineering Logic Technology Development (LTD) Manager
(BS & MS, MSE, Purdue)

Networking; open to talk to BS/MS/PHD students in all engineering disciplines.  Resumes accepted from PhD students only.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 10
3:00-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

PepsiCo

Ipek Hill
Logistics Associate Manager
(BSIE Purdue & MBA DePaul)

Networking without resumes.  Open to talk to BS students in all engineering disciplines. 

Refreshments will be served.

Friday, Oct. 11
11am-12:30pm

Southern Wine & Spirits of America

Stephanie Silvestre
Director of Supply Chain Strategy
(BSIE Purdue; Supply Chain Mgmt. Certif., U TN)

Networking with resumes; open to talk to BS & MS students in all engineering disciplines.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 24
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Biomet Biologics

Krista O'Shaughnessey
Clinical Project Manager
(BSBME & MSBME Purdue; MBA Ball State exp. Dec 2013)

Networking with resumes; open to talk to BS, MS & PhD students in BME, ME & CHE.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Oct. 31
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Procter & Gamble

Jennifer Armour Roach
Associate Director, Corporate Research & Development, Process Global Capability Organization
(BSCHE Purdue, MBA)

Networking with resumes; open to talk to BS, MS & PhD students in CHE, EE, ME, IE, BME, MSE.

Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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