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Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Night

Backpack to Briefcase: Alumni & Student Networking Night

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CIBC Hall,
McMaster University Student Centre

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Iwona Centurami,

After a 2-year hiatus, Backpack to Briefcase is back in person! Please join us for McMaster Engineering's annual alumni/student networking night.


Backpack to Briefcase is a chance for students to meet and learn from distinguished MacEng alumni who share stories, advice, and guidance on how to make the transition from classroom to industry. It offers current engineering students the opportunity to connect with alumni to discuss study skills, career development, and life after university.

Mentors please register here


Dress code: Business Casual


5:00 PM: Mentor Reception (REGISTERED ALUMNI ONLY) 

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

6:30 PM: Welcome - Dr. Heather Sherdown, Dean of Engineering 

6:40 PM: Make the Connection Discussion 

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



Mentors Attending

Name Surname Company  Department/Program
Salah Abdelrahman McKinsey & Company Chemical Engineering
Aya Aboughanem Bell Electrical & Computer Engineering
Saadman Ahmed MDA Mechanical Engineering
Ahmad Al-Ali Ontario Power Generation Electrical & Computer Engineering
Asmaa Al-Hashimi City of Hamilton Civil Engineering
Omar Ali PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Civil Engineering
Faisal Ali JLL M.Eng.Design - Engineering Design
Sunita Alves T.S.Alves Consulting Inc Engineering Physics
Sean Angel Environment and Climate Change Canada Civil Engineering
Peter Azer Stellantis Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Electrical & Computer Engineering
Fernando Barrios Layer 6 AI Computing and Software
Charles Becze Pegmatis Incorporated Mechanical Engineering
Ayesha Bhutto Datadog Electrical & Computer Engineering
Elias Boukhers JDRF Electromag Engineering Inc. Electrical & Computer Engineering
Zeyad Budair MDA Mechanical Engineering
Mike Cecconi Imperial Oil Mechanical Engineering
Nicholas Colangelo Oxy Vinyls Canada Co. Mechanical Engineering
Tony Colenbrander Freedom Motors Engineering Physics
Genevieve Conant BlueRock Therapeutics Chemical Engineering
Jeet Deb Guidehouse Materials Science and Engineering
Danielle DeRosa StressCrete Group Civil Engineering
Simon Edwards HGC Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Jason Everitt Raytheon ELCAN Engineering Physics
rudy Fakhreddine the Hillman Group B. Tech. - Automotive and Vehicle Engineering Technology
Iris Gregoriou Loblaw Companies Limited Chemical Engineering
Andrew Guagliano ArcelorMittal Dofasco Engineering Physics
Mazen Habash Origin And Cause Inc. Electrical & Computer Engineering
Phil Hartog Semi Retired Civil Engineering
Syed Ali Irfan Alectra Utilities Electrical & Computer Engineering
Prabhat Juneja Equifax Canada Electrical & Computer Engineering
John Kirstein Metrix Lighting and Controls Materials Science and Engineering
Charna Kozole AEL Environment Civil Engineering
John Levie Clearford Water Systems Chemical Engineering
Adnan Lokhandwala Ontario Power Generation Mechanical Engineering
Ed Lutz OxyVinyls Canada Co. Chemical Engineering
Ali Malik Ontario Power Generation Engineering Physics
Rebecca Marshall Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Chemical Engineering
Sarah Masih Ontario Power Generation Mechanical Engineering
Bassem Masri Canada Life Electrical & Computer Engineering
Beth McNally McMaster  University Materials Science and Engineering
Jim Morris Kinectrics Engineering Physics
Corinne Mullen ArcelorMittal Dofasco Materials Science and Engineering
Paul Nebesny Rogers Communications Electrical & Computer Engineering
Emily Nichols Chemical Engineering
Romeo Palombella Pal-Tech Engineering Civil Engineering
Nisha patel Region of halton Chemical Engineering
Connie Pelligra McMaster Materials Science and Engineering
Sharon Platkin Vena Solutions Computing and Software
Brad Pollard Triple M Metal Civil Engineering
Nick Romano Deeplite, Inc. Mechanical Engineering
Peter Rowles Posterity Group Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mark Salsberg WGD Consulting Electrical & Computer Engineering
Daniel Scouten MTO B. Tech. - Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
MIchael Scriven Alithya Digital Technologies Engineering Physics
Gaganpreet (Gagan) Sehra NWI Precision Tube ULC Materials Science and Engineering
Sarah Sinha TD Chemical Engineering
Carol Slama National Research Council Canada Chemical Engineering
Cynthia Sun CMA NXT Computing and Software
Brent Wilson ClearBlue Technologies Group Mechanical Engineering
Aries Wu CIK Telecom Civil Engineering

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