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!

To recommend an alum for future events, Click here!

 

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 2015 ACCESS ALUM EVENTS

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

Wednesday, January 28
9-10:30am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

CSN, LLC

Melissa Brown
Product & Marketing Manager
(BSCHE Purdue; MBA Univ. of Pittsburgh)

&

KIMBERLY-CLARK

CeCe Berger Sharp
Director Sales & Marketing Capability
(BSCHE Purdue)

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

Wednesday, February 4
9:30-11:00am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

HARRIS CORPORATION

Brynn Johnson
(BSME Purdue)

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

Resumes being accepted!

 

Monday, March 30
9:30-11:00am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Mary Ann Zimmerman
(BSCE & MSCE Purdue)

&

AIR PRODUCTS
Stephanie Koppes
Process Engineer
(BSCHE Purdue)
&
Maya Denton
Plant Process Engineer
(BSCHE Purdue)

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

Wednesday, April 1
10:30am - Noon

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

CORE PLANNING STRATEGIES LLC

Jenell Fairman
Project Leader
(BSCE Purdue)

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

Resumes being accepted...especially interested in Civil, Architectural, & Mechanical Engineering disciplines.

Monday, April 13  
2:15-4:00pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION

Dana Newell
Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development
(BSIE Purdue & MBA Michigan)

Networking; open to talk to BS students in all engineering disciplines.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, April 14
1:00-3:00pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

QUALCOMM

Jamie Lewis
Campus Recruiting & Diversity Strategist
(BS Business Mgmt & Psychology, North Carolina State)

Networking; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all engineering disciplines.  Resumes not be accepted but she is happy to review them with you.

Friday, April 17
1:00-2:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

HULL & ASSOCIATES, INC.

Kelsey Hunter
Engineer
(BSEEE Purdue)

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

 

FALL 2014 ACCESS ALUM EVENTS

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

Thursday, Sept. 4
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. 11   
 2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Biomet Biologics

Krista Toler
Scientific Affairs Manager
(BSBME, MSBME, MBA)

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

 

Monday, Sept. 15
9:30-11:00am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Emerson

Laura Chemler
Mechanical Engineer in Engineers in Leadership
(BSME)

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

Tuesday, Sept. 16
1:00-3:00pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Dannon

Kathleen Shewmaker
Safety Manager
(BSCHE)

Networking; open to talk to BS students in all engineering disciplines...but especially ME, CHE, EE, IE, ABE/Food Process.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
10:30am-Noon

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Sandia National Laboratories

Pylin Sarobol
Research & Development Scientist & Engineer
(BS MSE Iowa State & PHD MSE Purdue)

Networking; resumes welcome from US Citizens; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all disciplines. 

Wednesday, Sept. 17
1:30-3:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Procter & Gamble

Jennifer Roach
Assoc. Director,
One Health Process Dev.
(BSCHE, MBA)

Networking; resumes welcome; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all disciplines.  Accepting resumes from CHE, EE, ME, IE, BME, MSE.

Thursday, Sept. 25
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Intel

Mara Howell
SST Group Leader
(BSMSE & MSMSE)

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

 

Monday, Sept. 29
2-4pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

DuPont

Mary Tremel
Santa Barbara Site Manager
(BSCHE)

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

Thursday, Oct. 9
2:30-4:00pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Kimberly Clark

Brittany Crum
Electrical Projects Engineer
(BS ECET)

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

Thursday, Oct. 16
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

General Motors

Janet Goings
Sr. Lab Manager, Global Innovation Leader
(BSEE Purdue & MSEE U Mich)

Networking; resumes welcome; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all disciplines.  Accepting resume from EE, ME, IE, CS.

Thursday, Oct. 23
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

Kettering Health Network

Chelsey Scripp
Process Excellence Project Manager
(BSIE Purdue)

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

Monday, Oct. 27
3:00-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

FM Global

Melanie Brickley
Consultant Engineer II
(BSIE Purdue, MS Strategic Mgmt. IU)
          &
Elodie Gries
Manager, Office Engineering & Training
(BSIE Purdue)

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

Tuesday, Oct. 28
8:30-10:00am

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

 

Eli Lilly

Michelle Cox
Engineer
(BSABE Purdue)
          
&
Stephanie Johnson

Networking; open to talk to BS students in all disciplines.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
3:30-5:00pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

NASA

Michelle Munk
Principal Investigator for Entry, Descent and Landing - Space Technology Mission Directorate

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

Thursday, Dec. 4
2:45-4:30pm

ARMS nook (corner outside of FYE advising office)

Sue H. Abreu, M.D., J.D., FACNM
Sue Abreu Consulting
(retired Colonel, US Army Medical Corps)
Networking; open to talk to BS/MS/PhD students in all disciplines.

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