Co-sponsored by SCV-PACE
Details to be posted to this blog and (as soon as we can work out the technical issues) to the GOLD site
Grand Indian Buffet
1214 Apollo Way, Suite# 404B
Sunnyvale, CA -94085
You've Got your degree, and probably managed to land some real work, and the money to go with it. It won't be too long before you'll be out from under the crushing load of Student Loans, and ready to start paying off a real Mortgage. But technology marches on, and those hot skills you have now are soon going to be stale. Are there ways to build on the investment you make in school rather than watching it go stale? What are the best strategies for crafting your future career?
IEEE GOLD has assembled a panel of Experts, including Career Coaches, Authors and working Professionals to address issues commonly
experienced in the early stages of your Career, from Working with PEOPLE to dealing with your first layoff, from Negotiating the Salary, to the Resignation Letter, and Networking to Building your reputation. The Panelists will address common issues, and take questions from the Audience.
Our Career Experts include Cynthia Shapiro (author of "What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here?" ) Irene Koehler - HR consultant ("First Thing Tomorrow") , Also Represented will be the Startup community and a recruiter. IEEE representation includes Jonathan David (IEEE Region 6 Professional Activities Coordinator), & Stephen McInerney (IEEE GOLD volunteer)
Cost $0 The event is being planned without fee/ (food, beverages and books will be available for purchase)
Buffet dinner $17 (includes non-alcoholic beverage, tax and tip) cash at the door.
(Indian Cuisine, includes vegetarian selections) .
RSVP requested to j spot david@ ieee not org - Include name and organization (and IEEE member number if member) for the name tag, and indicate if you will be purchasing the dinner.
Questions for the panelists are welcome and encouraged with your RSVP.
About the Panelists
Cynthia Shapiro, International Best Selling Author - Speaker - Career Expert
A former human resources executive turned employee advocate and career advisor, Cynthia Shapiro has 18 years experience in human resource, personnel, labor relations, employee and executive coaching, recruiting, and hiring. She has worked with employees, mangement teams, and executives at: Microsoft, Lowes, Washington Mutual, IBM, Federal Express, United Airlines, Warner Brothers, Disney, Jet Blue, American Express, Cicso, BellSouth/AT&T, Sirius, Quest, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, and many more.
Irene S. M. Koehler, Principal, First Thing Tomorrow Human Resources Consultants
With over twenty years in the Human Resources field, Irene Koehler’s professional experience has included work in the public and private sectors, union and non-union environments, and in organizations employing from 15 to 70,000 people. Providing guidance to senior leaders in times of change is a key area of expertise.
Steve Hawkins has been in the Staffing industry for nearly 10 years. He has been a Staffing Specialist with QUALCOMM since 2007. Steve started his career as professional recruiter with AEROTEK Engineering where he was a Technical Recruiter and Account Manager for the Telecom/Semiconductor industry for over eight years. Before becoming a recruiter, Steve worked in the Digital Mapping industry as a Developer and Quality Engineer. Steve has a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.
Jonathan David is a Sr. Staff Engineer in Mixed Signal Design Verification at Qualcomm. He started researching Career Planning in Jr. High School when he picked up his Dad's copy of "What Color is Your Parachute?", a book that factored heavily in a decision to stay in engineering and move to Silicon Valley in 1996. As the Dot Com bust played out, Jonathan encouraged efforts of the local IEEE section to serve members affected by that down turn, served as the section PACE chair in 2007, and is currently serving as the IEEE Region 6 Professional Activities coordinator.