Paths to Professionalism

Wednesday, March 13, 2019Paths

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Lundring Events Center

Join a distinguished panel of professionals to learn about what defines you as a professional, challenges of the business environment, and first impressions.

If you are approaching graduation, this is a must-attend event, but all students are welcome. Get involved, interact with our panelists and engage with one another! Find your path to career success.

The March 13th event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 
(See the agenda below.)

Continental Breakfast will be available. 
Business casual attire is required.



Discussions on topics such as:

  • What defines you as a professional?
  • Challenges in the business environment
  • First impressions - What makes a candidate appear suitable or not?


7:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - Convocation
7:50 a.m. - Welcome
8:00 a.m. - Introduction to Panel Speakers
8:20 a.m. - Panel Question and Answer
8:55 a.m. - Conclusion and Adjournment

2018 Panelists included:
  • Grace Martinez, MBA Deputy of Operations for Advanced Electronic Warfare Technologies, Naval Air Warfare Center, Pt. Mugu
  • Alan Cohen, MBA - Chief Marketing Officer, Consultant
  • Payal Kamdar, GISP, PMP, OCP, Six Sigma Green Belt, CSM -  CEO and Founder, VSolvit, LLC


Watch 2016 and 2017 Paths to Professionalism events

2017 Panelists
  • Primo Custodio -  Vice President, Human Resources, Operations and Technical Services (rt. 2016), NBCUniversal
  • Cynthia Kiefer -  President and founder,
  • Jim Howard -  Managing partner and founder, Progression REI


2016 Panelists
  • Susan Smuck, Human Resources Professional and Chair of Cal Lutheran Board of Regents
  • Sabina Shaikh, V.P. Worldwide Strategic Alliances, Salesforce
  • Sue Coakley, Marketing Leader, Acquisition & Retention, Symantec Corp.