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Event Type
Professional Development
Illinois Computer Science
200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 701, Chicago, IL 60606
wifi event
Mar 2, 2023   5:00 - 6:00 pm  
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Computer Science Speakers Calendar

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So now you've got an offer from someplace you'd like to work. But you're not sure how to evaluate the offer... Can, or even should, you ask for more? What is and what isn't negotiable? What should you be asking about that you aren't? Are there any resources to help you determine if the offer is competitive? This session will feature panelists who can share their perspectives as alums, recruiters, and career services advisors and provide insight and advice on what you can expect, how you can prepare, and do's and don'ts of negotiating.


Cynthia Clarke
Chief Information Officer
Thoma Bravo

Cynthia Clarke

Cynthia Clarke is CIO at Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm that focuses on technology investment.  She graduated the University of Illinois in 1987, with a BS in Computer Science from the School of Engineering, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence.  Cynthia has spent the majority of her career in the financial industry working to transform organizations through strategic deployment of technology aligned with business priorities.

Nancy M. Amato, Ph.D.
Head of the Department of Computer Science
Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nancy Amato

Nancy M. Amato is Head of the Computer Science Department and Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Before returning to her alma mater in 2019, she was Unocal Professor and Regents Professor at Texas A&M University and Senior Director of Engineering Honors Programs.  Amato is known for algorithmic contributions to robotics task and motion planning, computational biology and geometry, and parallel and distributed computing.  She has graduated 25 PhD students, with most going to faculty positions or research positions in government or industry, and has worked with 30+ master's students, 100+ undergraduate researchers, and 10+ high school students. Amato has been recognized with awards for her research, teaching, mentoring and broadening participation in computing and is a Fellow of the AAAI, AAAS, ACM, and IEEE.

Sachin Suresh
Chief Technology Officer
FastModel Sports

Sachin Suresh

Sachin Suresh (BS, Statistics and Computer Science) currently works at FastModel Sports where he grew into the CTO role over the last 4.5 years after starting there as a Lead Software Engineer.  Prior to FMS, Sachin worked at Microsoft as a consultant and had engagements working with both small and large enterprise organizations.  One of his favorite hobbies is cheering on the Illini football and basketball teams with his 2.5 year old daughter!

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