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Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Event

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Location:

Donaldson Family Marketplace,
McMaster University Student Centre

Event Contact:

Carm Vespi, vespi@mcmaster.ca

Are you a student looking for mentorship and support? Alumni share their experiences to prepare you for your future years at McMaster and beyond.

Overview

Over the years, McMaster Engineering has hosted an alumni/student mentorship evening, where distinguished alumni reconnect with McMaster and engineering students.  

Backpack to Briefcase, which will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 will offer engineering students the opportunity to network and connect with mentors. 

The alumni mentors work in a variety of engineering fields, representing diverse backgrounds and bring valuable insights from their days at McMaster and beyond.  Alumni will share their experiences about academics, study skills, day-to-day issues, career planning, networking and professional development. They were students once too, they understand student goals and concerns and will be happy to address any questions that you students may have.

Mentors please register here

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Dress code: Business Casual

Agenda:

5:30 PM: Mentor Reception (REGISTERED ALUMNI ONLY) 

6:15 PM: Student Arrival (make name tag)

6:30 PM: Welcome - Dr. John Preston. Associate Dean, Research & External Relations

6:40 PM: Alvin Pilobello - BEng '09 (Chemical Eng.)
Mindspace IMPACT - Founder/Coach/Facilitator
(coaching/workshops company focused on emotional intelligence)

7:00 PM: Alumni & Student Mentoring Period -
Light Refreshments Provided

 

 

Mentors

NAME SURNAME EMPLOYER DEPARTMENT GRADUATED FROM
Nausheen Abid Hatch Civil Engineering
Hussain Al-Bassam Ontario Power Generation Engineering Physics
Sabah Al-Hussein TMP M.Eng.Design - Engineering Design
Akeel  Ali GHD Advisory Civil Engineering
Omar Ali Hatch Ltd Civil Engineering
Bill Allan Ramboll Chemical Engineering
Jodie Atkins City of Toronto Civil Engineering
Emily  Au Baylis Medical Electrical & Computer Engineering
Remy Audel General Motors M.Eng.Design - Engineering Design
Ismail  Barakat Westhill innovation M.Eng.Design - Engineering Design
Gary Barretto Indellient Computing and Software
Tim  Biggs Graybar Energy Mechanical Engineering
Eva Bracho Hatch Ltd. Mechanical Engineering
Lisa Brown Toromont CAT Mechanical Engineering
Taya Burzynski WSP Canada Inc. Civil Engineering
Adam  Caromicoli Indellient Inc Electrical & Computer Engineering
Adam Charlton Laveer Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Feirouz Chowdhury Lakeside Process Controls Ltd. Chemical Engineering
Grant Clare Washington Mills Materials Science and Engineering
Mariano Colicchio Hatch Civil Engineering
Genevieve Conant Covalon Technologies Chemical Engineering
Sean Congdon Linamar Corporation Mechanical Engineering
Carly Connor WSP Civil Engineering
Sarah Core Jordan Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering
Hannah Deathe Adventec Mfg. Materials Science and Engineering
Danielle DeRosa The StressCrete Group Civil Engineering
Marc Directo Nix Sensor Ltd. Electrical & Computer Engineering
Regan Dixon General Motors of Canada Mechanical Engineering
Rachel Dubeckyj Imperial Chemical Engineering
Leo Eikelman InvestorCOM Inc. B. Tech. - Software Engineering Technology
Sophia Emerson University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine Chemical Engineering
Christine Ermarkaryan BRAITHWAITE Chemical Engineering
Vince Ferraiuolo Petro-Canada Lubricants Mechanical Engineering
Astrik Golendukhin L3Harris Electrical & Computer Engineering
Charles Gordon Kinectrics Engineering Physics
Anagh Goswami Evertz Microsystems Computing and Software
Peter  Gowthorpe Laveer Engineering Limited Mechanical Engineering
Kezhuan  Gu Stelco Materials Science and Engineering
Mazen Habash Origin And Cause Inc Electrical & Computer Engineering
Farhad Habibi Caskanette Udall Civil Engineering
Noor Hassan  Amazon Web Services Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sonia Hassini McMaster Civil Engineering
David Hendriks Magna International Mechanical Engineering
Jayne Huhtanen FocalPoint Coaching of Toronto Chemical Engineering
Fady Ibrahim General Motors Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ali Iqbal Seven Generations Energy Chemical Engineering
Rohit Jayaprakash Hydro One Electrical & Computer Engineering
Zichen Jiang Indellient Computing and Software
Casey Julich-Trojan Steel Image Materials Science and Engineering
Lina Kabbani Siemens Canada Limited Electrical & Computer Engineering
Vish Kailey CNA Canada Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ann Khan City of Toronto Civil Engineering
Shoaib  Khan AT&T Electrical & Computer Engineering
Marium  Lanewala Ms. Mechanical Engineering
John Levie Clearford Water Systems/Clearford ASI Chemical Engineering
Yifan Li WSP Chemical Engineering
Emily Lightstone GHD Civil Engineering
Mengmeng Lou Ontario Power Generation Engineering Physics
Khatereh Maleki Mcmaster university, Joe McDermid Materials Science and Engineering
Ali Malik Ontario Power Generation Engineering Physics
Daniel Mance AudioWise Inc, Electrical & Computer Engineering
John  Metselaar ecobee Electrical & Computer Engineering
Jim Morris Kinectrics Engineering Physics
Sara Mostofian Ms Engineering Physics
Douglas Nagy Liburdi Turbine Services Ceramic Engineering
Paul Nebesny Rogers Communications Electrical & Computer Engineering
Emily Nichols Emily Nichols Chemical Engineering
Fred Niemeyer Candu Energy B. Tech. - Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Ashley Osika Sensibill B. Tech. - Software Engineering Technology
Isabela Ozamiz Groupdesk Electrical & Computer Engineering
Romeo Palombella PAL-TECH ENGINEERING INC. Civil Engineering
Prasann Pandya Nexxt Intelligence Electrical & Computer Engineering
Randy Park Lightguide Systems Inc. Engineering Physics
Nisha Patel Region of halton Chemical Engineering
Sagarika  Paul ArcelorMittal Dofasco Materials Science and Engineering
Alex Paynter SC Johnson Professional Canada B. Tech. - Automation Engineering Technology
Alvin Pilobello mindspaceIMPACT Chemical Engineering
Sharon Platkin Vena Solutions Computing and Software
Rachelle Plourde GHD Civil Engineering
Sanjna Pradhan STELCO ( Steel Company of Canada) Materials Science and Engineering
Yohann Printer KPMG B. Tech. - Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology
Melina Ralph Stelco Materials Science and Engineering
Pareek Ravi Indellient Computing and Software
Julian Riano IBI Group Civil Engineering
Hasan Rizvi Deloitte Electrical & Computer Engineering
Adam Rocque Evertz Microsystems Electrical & Computer Engineering
Stephany Salcedo Metrolinx B. Tech. - Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
Muna Salim Enbridge Gas Inc. Chemical Engineering
Princess Samaka Hoffmann-La Roche B. Tech. - Biotechnology
Walter Schaible  ASI FLUID MANAGEMENT INC. Electrical & Computer Engineering
Michael Scriven Alithya Engineering Physics
Laura Seely McMaster University B. Tech. - Software Engineering Technology
Bilal Sherazi Environmental Infrastructure Solutions Civil Engineering
Mathee Sivananthan RBC Computing and Software
Rimas  Slavickas WELLAND HYDRO Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sean Smith Entuitive Civil Engineering
Jackie Spackman Stelco Materials Science and Engineering
James Spackman Spine Advanced Electrical & Computer Engineering
Shannon Stark CIMA + B. Tech. - Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
David Starr ArcelorMittal Dofasco Civil Engineering
Kristie Syndikus (Schweinbenz) Maple Leaf Foods Mechanical Engineering
Dave  Thompson WalterFedy Civil Engineering
Craig Thornton TELUS M.E.E.I. - Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Jane Travers Ontario Power Generation Mechanical Engineering
Stephanie Veltri L3Harris Wescam Chemical Engineering
Christopher Venantius Indellient Computing and Software
Becca  Weatherall Ainley & Associates Ltd. Civil Engineering
Jaimy Wickrema L3Harris Wescam Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mackenzie Wiens Deloitte Electrical & Computer Engineering
Brent Wilson Phaeton Automotive Group Manufacturing Engineering
Tegiola Xhemalaj JLL M.Eng.Design - Engineering Design
Khaled Zaky RBC - Royal Bank of Canada Computing and Software

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Check out last year's event!

 

Over the years, McMaster Engineering has hosted an alumni/student mentorship evening, where distinguished alumni reconnect with McMaster and engineering students. The alumni mentors work in a variety of engineering fields, representing diverse backgrounds and bring valuable insights from their days at McMaster and beyond. Alumni share their experiences about academics, study skills, day-to-day issues, career planning, networking and professional development. They were students once too, they understand student goals and concerns and will be happy to address any questions that you students may have.