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Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - February 2021

Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - February 2021

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Online via Zoom

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Carm Vespi

This month's topic: Engineering as the Foundation for Career Diversity


The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University would like to offer you an opportunity to further support the success of our students. We have started a new initiative in the Faculty of Engineering to develop a face-to-face mentoring program between current students and our alumni – Fireball Chats with Alumni.

Fireball Chats with Alumni give the McMaster Engineering community the opportunity to chat to a small group of students and share their personal experiences as an engineer in the workforce. Our hope is that each month we can offer our students a chance to have a casual conversation with engineers during which they can ask for advice, help, or insight.


Get Help – Get coached by experienced engineers!
Ask Questions – Receive answers to all your questions about life, university, co-op choices and more!
Convenience – Connect with alumni on campus!
Fun – A chance to win a mac eng prize pack!


Cyrus Tehrani, BEngMgt '98 (Mechanical Engineering
Cyrus is the City of Hamilton’s Chief Digital Officer and his portfolio includes Smart City / Intelligent Communities Initiative, Open Data, Digital & Innovation, Community Initiatives. Strategic Partnerships, and CityLAB programs. Cyrus has over 20 years experience in senior leadership roles in IT, digital solutions and transformation, quality assurance, process improvement and project management in the health care, manufacturing and education sectors.  Cyrus has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management from McMaster University (1998), is a Professional Engineer, and a Certified Project Management Professional with keen interest in digital social equity and all things technology related. He is also a member of the United Way Halton Hamilton Cabinet representing the City of Hamilton and is a YMCA Community Connections Newcomer Mentor.