Coffee and Career Connections: Info Technology, Computer Science, and Data

Sep 29 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Please join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for an online Coffee and Career Connections: Info Technology, Computer Science and Data on September 29 from 9 am-10 am CST.

In this panel and discussion, alumni from the fields of infotech, computer science, and data will speak about their career paths and give advice for pursuing a career and/or advancement in their respective fields. Nipun Parasrampuria, one of the panelists, is a 2016 CS&E grad!

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Topics may include:

  • Effective strategies for seeking a position in this field
  • Navigating advancement within the field
  • Sought after skills in the industry
  • Culture of the work environment or industries
  • Industry changes in the past 5 years and predictions for the next 5 to 10 years
  • Existing resources at their respective companies to support employees

Panelists include:

Mike Benz
Partner and Fractional/Interim CIO
Fortium Partners

Grant Ecker
VP of Global IT Enterprise Architecture
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Nipun Parasrampuria (CS&E 2016 grad)
Senior Data Engineer

Jennifer Varela
Sr Consultant
Sogeti (Capgemini)

20 minutes of moderated panel
20 minutes of QA from participants
15 minutes of networking with prompts