IEEE-HKN Workshop

Monday, March 19
8:30 am - 8:30 pm

IEEE-HKN Pathways Program: Pathways to Industry

Overview: The transition from grad school to industry isn’t discussed as often as academic careers, despite happening in larger numbers than those who stay in academia. We invite graduate students to join us for a session of our pilot HKN Pathways Program, where we will focus on this transition. In partnership with ECEDHA, we are bringing together students and professionals to discuss personal career paths, share hard-earned insights, and offer practical advice for young professionals.

This session is limited to 25 student attendees. We will follow up afterward to solicit immediate feedback and lasting impressions as we work to develop a mainstay event for graduate student.

This is a COMPLEMENTARY Workshop for students.

This unique workshop includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and breaks networking with industry, department heads, academia, and exhibitors.

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Program:  The “Pathways to Industry” will be a one day workshop with 5 sessions.

Monday, 19 March

7:00 am - 5:00 pm                         Registration 

8:30 am  - 8:45 am                        Welcome

                                                      Steve Watkins,
IEEE-HKN President
                                                      John Janowiak, ECEDHA Executive Director

8:45 am - 9:30 am                        Ok, I'm About to Graduate. Now What?

                                                     Orin Laney 

9:30 am - 10:15 am                      ECExpo Networking Break

10:15 am - 11:00 am                     What Does a Career in Financial Services Look Like?

                                                     Stan Janowiak, 
Morgan Stanley

11:00 am - 11:15 am                     Short Break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm                     Industry Connections - Industry Panel

                                                     Steve Watkins, IEEE-HKN President

                                                      Doug Phillips, Texas Instruments
                                                      Mike Curcic, EMWorks
                                                      Safa Salman, ANSYS
                                                      Ye Cheng, MathWorks

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm                       ECExpo Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm                         Flying With Confidence: Navigating the First Steps of Your Career

                                                      Leo Szeto, 
Owner, Codeate

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm                         Panel Session - The Next Big Thing

                                                      Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates

                                                      Dennis Leitterman
                                                      Leo Szeto, Owner, Codeate
                                                      Orin Laney

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm                         ECExpo Networking Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm                         ECEDHA Keynote | Top ECE and Industry Challenges in 2018

                                                      Julia Liuson, CVP, Visual Studio, Microsoft       

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm                         ECExpo Reception

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                         IEEE-HKN Reception

                                                      (Presentation of the Outstanding Chapter Awards)

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm                         ECEDHA Awards Banquet

                                                       (Presentation of the Outstanding Student Award)

 Conference Sponsors    
 Corporate Partner                                              
  Signature Sponsors                                         

 National Instruments




  Diamond Sponsors                                          








 Gold Sponsors                                                   








 ECExpo Sponsor                                            
 ECE Spotlight Sponsor                                     

National Instruments
 Latin America Delegation Sponsor                  

 National Instruments
 Hospitality Sponsors                                        


 Innovation Awards Program Sponsor             


 Merchandise Sponsors