Scheduled Presentations Browse our schedule of upcoming career presentations. These half-hour sessions feature a live, interactive exchange between professionals and students. It’s a great way for students to get firsthand tips as they explore career options.

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Upcoming Presentations

Endless Opportunities in IT: Computer Scientist to Manager

Presented by: Judy Warzel, Professional Services Manager, WTS Paradigm

Date(s):

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:15 AM

Description: After graduating with bachelor’s degree in computer science, Judy Warzel started her career as a Software Developer. Since then, Judy has worked in variety of roles including Consultant and Project Manager. Now as Professional Services Manager, Judy leads a team made up of all the roles she’s served in. Judy talks about how her education and professional experience prepared her for the ever-changing world of IT and leadership, and what a typical day at a software development and services company looks like.

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Project Management: Springboard to Corporate Leadership Opportunities

Presented by: Brad Pincombe, Director, Business Services, Alliant Energy

Date(s):

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:30 AM
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:15 AM

Description: A liberal arts degree and project management skills and experience provide an excellent foundation for leadership opportunities in any industry. Project managers must be quick learners, strong communicators, thorough planners, tolerant of ambiguity and capable of identifying and mitigating risks. They often are responsible for large budgets and must ensure that what they deliver meets their customers’ expectations. Sounds like someone who is a corporate leader, doesn’t it? Brad Pincombe will talk about his career journey from a project team member to a project and program manager to his current role as Director, Business Services for Alliant Energy and the key skills that got him there.

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