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Professional Development Seminar: Resumes, CVs and Developing Your Online Professional Persona

Event Type
Professional Development
The Department of Computer Science
wifi event
Oct 14, 2020   5:00 pm  
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Do you wonder what recruiters, research labs or grad schools are looking for in a resume?  What is the difference in a resume and a CV anyway? Should you use the same one for everything?  What should and shouldn't be left off?  How important is it to have a professional online presence such as linkedin or a webpage? And what should be on it?  What resources are available to students to help them develop their professional persona?  This session will feature panelists who can share their perspectives as alums, recruiters, and career services advisors.


Speaker Biographies

Aleksandra Faust

Aleksandra Faust is a Staff Research Scientist at Google Brain Research, specializing in reinforcement learning and motion planning. Previously, Aleksandra led Task and Motion Planning research in Robotics at Google, machine learning for self-driving car planning and controls in Waymo, and was a researcher in Sandia National Laboratories. She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico (with distinction), and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include learning for safe and scalable reinforcement learning, learning to learn, motion planning, decision-making, and robot behavior. Aleksandra won IEEE RAS Early Career Award for Industry, the Tom L. Popejoy Award for the best doctoral dissertation at the University of New Mexico in Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences in the period of 2011-2014, and was named Distinguished Alumna by the University of New Mexico School of Engineering. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, PC Magazine, ZdNet, and was awarded Best Paper in Service Robotics at ICRA 2018 and Best Paper in Reinforcement Learning for Real Life (RL4RL) at ICML.

Arnett Mitchell

Arnett Mitchell is the Director of Digital IT Lubricants & Global Specialities at Phillips 66.

Laura Stites

Lauren Stites is the Associate Director for Engineering Career Services in the Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois. An energetic communicator with a passion and proven ability to motivate and empower others to take action towards their career goals while providing resources to encourage informed decision-making. She brings over a decade of experience with personal branding, career coaching and preparation of early-career talent for the job market.

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