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Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - June 2020

Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - June 2020

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Carm Vespi 


This month's topic: Starting Small - Working Within a Small Company


The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University would like to offer you an opportunity to further support the success of our students with 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.

Topic : Starting Small: Working Within a Small Company

Starting your career with a small company allows you to get a bit of a taste for everything. In an environment that allows you to continually learn and adapt, you have the opportunity to take on the technical, management and sales roles for your projects. Sarah will share her journey from starting as a new hire to becoming the Innovation Lead while at a small company and the rewards and challenges she faced along the way.

Get Help – Get coached by experienced engineers!
Ask Questions – Receive answers to all your questions about the workforce/industry, university life and more!
Convenience – Connect with alumni!


Sarah Core, BENG '15 (Electrical Eng.)
Sarah Core graduated from Electrical Engineering in 2015. Since then she has been working for Jordan Engineering, an automation consulting firm just outside of Hamilton. While working here she has been involved in multiple projects with a variety of titles. Her work has led her around the world managing large scale commissioning projects and she has recently started a new role as an Innovation Lead.