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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR: Tips for Successfully Onboarding your Job or Internship

Event Type
Professional Development
Illinois Computer Science
HYBRID: 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 701, Chicago, IL 60606 OR Zoom -
wifi event
Mar 30, 2023   5:00 - 6:00 pm  
In-Person Attendees: RSVP here to let us know you're coming!
Originating Calendar
Computer Science Speakers Calendar

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Meeting ID: 826 5168 7135
Passcode: 262065
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Now you've accepted your offer that great job or internship, and the start date is creeping up on you. What should you do now to ensure you have a smooth start?  What can you prepare in advance? What should you do during your first week or two?  How about things to watch out for or avoid? What's different when everything is remote?  This session will include advice from speakers who can share their experiences and answer these questions and more.


David Burns
Design Group Manager

David Burns

David Burns has been a design leader for almost 30 years. He currently leads design teams at Grammarly and has held design leadership roles at IBM, Motorola, Grubhub, and Humana. David has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science engineering from UIUC, where he was an officer of the National Society of Black Engineers, president of the Association of Minority Students in Engineering, and Knights of St. Patrick awardee. David has a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Colorado and was an adjunct instructor within the Human-Computer Interaction graduate program at DePaul for 14 years. David lives in Oak Park, IL, with his partner and teenage kids, Ryan and Lauren, who are also proud Illini fans.

Michael Peretz
Associate Software Engineer
Capital One

Mike graduated from UIUC in 2019 with a Computer Science degree. He joined Capital One as a software engineer that same year in the Card Data & Machine Learning org. Now, Mike is the tech lead for Talent Acquisition Optimization, which provides automated business intelligence to improve hiring and recruiting outcomes.

Alex Sha
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Bridge Legal

Alex Sha

Alex Sha leads technology at Bridge Legal, a startup that created a marketing, intake and payments platform for law firms. He joined Bridge Legal in 2018 from UpRight Law, where he was director, product and engineering. Sha helped build the product and oversees its direction. He also manages the engineering and product teams and recruits team members.

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