2024 Pathways Program

21 – 23 February

Whether you’re looking to improve your technical or soft skills, raise your professional profile, find your next career step, network with students and professionals from around the world, or all of the above, Pathways to Industry is the place to be! Save your spot today! Also don’t forget to upload your resume during registration to be a part of our resume book! Take a look, below, at the program outline and stay tuned for Keynotes and full session details.

  • 12:05 PM – 12:15 PM Welcome from IEEE-HKN President
  • 12:15 P.M. – 1:05 P.M. Unlocking Your Potential: Elevating Your Career with Continuing Education – with Melody Richardson, Marguerite Corazza, John McDonald, Lina Karam
  • 1:15 P.M. – 2:50 P.M. Expo Booths and Recruitment Fair
  • 3:00 P.M. – 3:50 P.M. Fireside Chat with Leaders from Industry – with Cyn Sikora, Amine Houyou, Meryem Simsek, Gordon Beattie Jr.
  • 4:00 P.M. – 4:50 P.M. Paycheck vs Fulfillment – Perspectives of an Industry Career – with Joseph Greene, Lauryn Morris, Katie Brinker, Naznin Akter, and John McDonald
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 P.M. Networking
  • All times shown are Eastern Standard Time
  • 9:00 A.M. – 9:55 A.M. Networking
  • 10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. Welcome
  • 10:15 A.M. – 11:05 A.M. Interviews are Really Conversations: Tell Your “Story” and Communicate Your Value – With Denise Griffin
  • 11:15 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. Semiconductor Spotlight: Exploring the CHIPS Act for Student Career Paths – with Kathy Herring Hayashi, Russ Harrison, and Matt Francis
  • 12:15 P.M. – 1:05 P.M. KEYNOTE: X-Factor Conversation – with Bob Kahn and Karen Panetta
  • 1:15 P.M. – 2:50 P.M. Expo Booths and Recruitment
  • 3:00 P.M. – 3:50 P.M. Level Up: Leverage your IEEE Technical Society Membership to Advance your Career – with Alan Mantooth, David Kunkee, Judy Amanor, Andrew Seely, and Tamseel Mahmood Syed
  • All times shown are Eastern Standard Time
  • 10:00 A.M. – 10:50 A.M. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Pathways to Industry – with Vickie Ozburn, Bala Prasanna, Pia Torres, Celia Shahnaz, Masoumeh Esfahani
  • 11:00 A.M. – 11:50 A.M. Potential Career Trajectories at the US National Laboratories – with Srijjib Mukherjee, Bhaskar Mitra, Dalton Lunga, Carly Hansen, Nils Stenvig, Ron Briggs, Suman Debnath
  • 12:00 P.M.- 12:50 P.M. KEYNOTE: From Rocket Science to Financial Planning: 5 Financial Insights I Wish I Knew in College – David Sandhu
  • 1:00 P.M.- 1:50 P.M. Activating Your Purpose, Professionally – with Charles Stein
  • 2:00 P.M. – 2:50 P.M. Networking
  • All times shown are Eastern Standard Time

“I want to take this opportunity also to thank you very much for Pathways to industry, it was a fantastic event, and I was very happy to participate. Thank you to all who contributed; it was spectacular!

– Matteo Alasio, 2022 HKN student Pathways attendee

"I attended IEEE-HKN Pathways to Industry and got a chance to get in touch with experts in various fields. It was an exciting experience as I learnt about the importance of skills like research outreach, soft skills, digital intelligence, financial practices and many more. I am very motivated by the interactions and love to be an active member of HKN community."

– HKN student 2022 Pathways attendee

"I was able to attend the Pathways to Industries, and it was absolutely amazing! I definitely learned a lot and especially enjoyed the sessions about Soft Skills and what young engineers should know."

– HKN student 2022 Pathways attendee