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Sweeten Up Your Network

Student Alumni Career Networking Night

Tues, 4/11/2017
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Skylight Room, The Commons, UMBC

In partnership with UMBC Career Month and Alumni Relations, the UMBC Student Alumni Association (SAA) is proud to host Sweeten Up Your Network, a networking event for students and alumni from all majors and years.


This event will allow you to learn effective networking skills, how to get beyond feeling awkward, how to hand out business cards like a pro, and how to turn meeting someone for the first time into a memorable and successful experience. Students will get the opportunity to network with many successful UMBC alumni from diverse majors as they share some of their experiences and tips for making the most of your time at UMBC. A full list of alumni professionals will be made available here, in the weeks leading up to the event and the day of the event.

Please RSVP via the events section of UMBCworks. This event is sure to help ease the stress of networking and allows students a chance to build their portfolio of professional contacts.


What do you wish you had known about life after college while you were still a student? Join SAA for a networking event. Get to know some current UMBC students while offering them useful life advice and helping them to polish their networking skills. Alumni are invited to share their experiences and give students a realistic picture of their respective fields.

To attend and volunteer to participate, please fill out the registration form through the Alumni Association website.

Alumni Volunteers

Name Company Title Grad Year Major
Noah Albro Barbaricum Director, Strategic Initiatives 2006 Visual and Performing Arts
Sarah Anderson Maryland Real Estate Network Realtor 1999 English
Saqib Ashraf Carrier Corporation Technical Sales Engineer 2013 Engineering, Chemical
John Becker ProSync Technology Group Chief Technology Officer 2001 Information Systems Management, Business & Management
Faith Bivens CCBC Testing Center Proctor 2003 Instructional Systems Design
Sean Brockington Randstad Staffing 2014 Environmental Science
Emily Brown Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Cyber Systems Engineer 2014 Computer Science
Julia Celtnieks University of Maryland, Baltimore County Program Assistant 2013 Media & Communication Studies
Mark Chang Maryland General Assembly State Delegate 1999 Psychology
Zoe Cui FEI.Com, Inc Senior Business Analyst 2011 Info Sys Human Centered Computing
Karen Dickens T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. Network Engineer 2014 Network Administration, Information Systems Management
Vishal Doddanna Vidona Residential Founder 2006 Computer Science
Sarena Glenn Chartwells Campus Dietitian n/a n/a
Katie Hirsch Tenable Network Security, Inc. Software Engineer 2004 Computer Science
Ranjith Keerikkattil Analytica Inc Senior Consultant 2010 Mathematics
Salar Khaleghzadegan Johns Hopkins Medical Institute Research Program Coordinator 2014 Biological Science
Kelsey Krach Baltimore City Health Department Health Communications & Policy Engagement Fellow 2014 Anthropology
May Li National Institutes of Health Post-baccalaureate Research Fellow 2015 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chris Magaha National Security Agency Deputy Director, Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity 2003 Information Systems Management
Jason Middleton Fuse Solutions President 2010 Information Systems Management
Michael Moubarek University of Massachusetts Medical School Research Assistant 2015 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Christine Osazuwa University of Maryland, Baltimore County Assistant Director of Marketing 2011 Interdisciplinary Studies, MBA Preparatory Studies
Alkesh Patel Self employed Physician & Entrepreneur 1990 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Alec Pulianas Lockheed Martin Corporation Engineering Leadership Development Program Associate 2014 Computer Engineering
Liz Richardson Tales of Adventure Organized Play Manager 2012 Theatre
Jay Russell Wells Fargo Technology Manager 2000 Information Systems Management
Elizabeth Scott Maryland National Guard Public Affairs Specialist 2011 Honors College, Visual Arts
Mike Shelah Mike Shelah Consulting Consultant 1995 English
Andrea Thomson Maryland Department of Budget and Management Budget Analyst 2011 Economics, Political Science
Dung Tran U.S. Food and Drug Administration Consumer Safety Officer 2012 Education, Teaching
Shawn Vanden Sanctuary Entertainment Writer and Producer 1987 Interdisciplinary Studies
William Whitcher Smithsonian Institution Color Manager 1999 Visual & Performing Arts
Turquoise Williams Vocational Support Systems, Inc. Employment Specialist 2012 Psychology
Jacqueline Winning University of Maryland, Baltimore County AmeriCorps Community Service Learning Fellow 2015 Political Science
John Yoon Leidos, Inc. Software Engineer 2015 Information Systems Management