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Whats The Topic Thursday: Advocate for Yourself How and Why

Meet industry leaders from Biosense Webster, ExxonMobil and Microsoft as they share how they learned to be their own advocate. Hear advice on how to negotiate for your project or how to seek career advancement.  Get tips on how to have those challenging conversations.  How do you prepare and speak with conviction; but also feel confident in doing so.  Learn how to make a strong case for yourself! 

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Hot Topic Friday: Employers Share Tips On Making First Impressions 

Join us for 30 minutes to hear our industry guests share what makes a good first impression at networking events or career fairs.  Hear what information they’d like to know when speaking with you, how to present yourself, and recommendations on how to end on a great note.

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Hot Topic Friday: Employer Advice On Hot To Make The Most Of Your Work Experience 

Join us for 30 minutes and hear from our industry guests from GE Healthcare, Motorola Mobility, and S&C Electric as they share helpful tips on what you can do to prepare for your first day on the job and how can you stand out during this work experience?  We will also give you some do’s and don’ts when starting a new job.   

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Hot Topic Friday: Insight From Industry On Job Offers 

Join us for 30 minutes and hear from our industry guests onunderstanding and knowing what to pay attention to regarding job offers.  Also, will discuss the differences between Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) and Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA).   Along with getting advice on whether to negotiate and how.

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Virtually Meet a Scientist from Azul 3D

Rachel Davis, Senior Chemist, Azul 3D

Rachel is a polymer scientist with five years of work experience formulating resins for stereolithographic 3D printing. She has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and in Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rachel has spoken on numerous panels about emerging materials and applications in photopolymer additive manufacturing. After working for Formlabs for about four years, she now works as a Senior Chemist at Azul 3D in the Chicago area.

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Virtually Meet an Engineer from Baxter

Simrit (Simmy) Sidhu, Engineer II, Baxter

Simrit (Simmy) Sidhu is Engineer II on the Global Operations Engineering team, specifically the Multivariate Data Analysis team. She has been working for Baxter for one year. She has previous experience working for companies in quality control roles, and had a couple of positions working for Johnson and Johnson as a Technical Writer and Manufacturing Execution Systems Associate. She graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Mathematical Science. She also graduated with a Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University.

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Virtual Industry Panel (VIP)

Hear industry representatives from DaVita Healthcare Partners, Optum, a UnitedHealth Group  and Peak6 Investments share how their company is coping during these COVID-19 times.They will share how hiring may be impacted or potentially change for their organization/industry in the future and offer recommendations on what students should do differently in looking for internships or full-time jobs during these uncertain times.

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Virtually Meet a Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer from IDEO

Tom Cohlmia, senior mechanical Engineer, IDEO

Tom is a mechanical engineer who has spent the last seven years in product design consulting. He graduated from Northwestern in 2008 with degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering, and received a Masters in Product Design from Stanford in 2013. His first job out of
college was in solarpower working out of Washington, DC.

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Virtually Meet the Co-Op Class of 2020

In this virtual panel, we will be getting to know three of our recent co-op graduates and each of these grads’ experience with the co-op program. Our panelists will discuss everything from how they found their co-op positions to how their co-op experience helped them plan for their post-grad job search, and everything in between.

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Hot Topic Friday: Job Search Strategies and Tips

Whether you are trying to gain experience while in college or trying to find employment after graduation, join us to learn how to search for internships, full-time employment, and other opportunities.  Gain knowledge on the resources available to you including Northwestern’s Engineering Job Board known as McCormickConnect and so many more.  Get tips on organizing your job search, researching the companies, and using your network. Our speakers will be our own career advisors.  Join us to explore resources tools, and the strategy you can use to build a strategy that works for you.

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Virtual Industry Panel (VIP): Successful Virtual Interview Tips

The way we interact with one another has shifted greatly. This includes how students are connecting and interviewing with recruiters. The new normal in recruiting is employers interviewing candidates virtually. There are do’s and don’ts for interviewing on camera. Our panel of employers will offer tips and best practices for virtual/video interviews, including real-time interviews (e.g., via Zoom) as well as interviews where candidates record their answers to computer-generated questions. Hear from our panelist what sets candidates apart in the process.

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Virtual Industry Panel (VIP): What to Know About Job Offers and Negotiations

Hear from our industry panel on tips for understanding the full value of your job offer compensation package.  Gain knowledge of what the right reasons are to negotiate the salary or package and how to approach it. 

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Hot Topic Friday: Internship Search During a Pandemic

Figuring out where to look, how to apply, and the whole process to get an internship in the era of COVID-19 is a challenge.  Hear from a fellow classmate on how she navigated the process and the challenges she faced.  In addition, we will have our Career Advisor, Sarah Gross who will share some suggestions on what you should have on your resume where to look for internships and advice on the process.

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