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Sweeten Up Your Network

Student Alumni Career Networking Night

Tues, 4/10/2018
6:00 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
Saqib Ashraf Carrier Corporation Commercial Sales Engineer 2013 Chemical Engineering
Christina Bartko Lindsey + Associates, LLC Staff Auditor 2016 Financial Economics/Accounting
John Becker Scalable Technologies, LLC Owner 2001 Information Systems
Nathan Cline Northrop Grumman Embedded Software Engineer 2015, 2017 Computer Science
Claudette Dupont BGE Project Manager 2015 mechanical engineering
Christy Gaines Maryland Department of Health 2017 Biochemistry
Ingrid Garcia Johns Hopkins University Press Data Specialist 2012 English
Brian Gibson NAVAIR Chemical Engineer 2016 Chemical Engineering
Katie Hirsh Tenable Network Security Software Engineer 2004 Engineering & Information Technology, Computer Science
Jay Lagorio Department of Defense Senior Technical Advisor 2008 Computer Science
Leslie McNamara Johns Hopkins University Research Assistant 2014 History
Arsham Mirshah WebMechanix Co-Founder 2008 Bioinformatics
David Mountain National Security Agency Senior Technical Director 2017 Computer Engineering
Clement Potoki DHS I T Specialist Data Architecture 2015, 2017 Engineering Management
Tyecia Powell Bikram Hot Yoga & Urban Teachers Director 2005 English & Education
Arame Richardson Harford County Public Schools Foreign Language Teacher 2012 Afro-American Studies
John Shuey Johns Hopkins Institutions Advanced Senior Information Technology Auditor 1984 IFSM
Karl Shuey Whitman, Requardt, And Associates Engineer Mechanical Engineering
Danish Siddiqui Transamerica Investment Analyst Financial Economics
Dung Tran FDA Investigator 2012 Teaching
Kha-ai Tran Northrop Grumman Computer Systems Analyst 2017 Geography, Information Systems
John Yoon Leidos Software Engineer 2015 Information Systems