Event: Career Development for Information Professionals

Do you want to make the most of your iSchool experience?  Join us for a speaker series over the coming academic year as we explore career paths for iSchool graduates.  ASIS&T UW, AIMS, and IUGA will be hosting three speakers each quarter that will feature experienced industry professionals talking about their job roles in the information profession, how they got there, and what they do on a day to day basis.  Lunch will be provided.

All of the speakers will be joining us in MGH 420 from 12:30-1:30. 

Please join on the following days:

Oct. 18: Microsoft Visit

Oct 25: Artefact Visit

Nov 1: BlueKai Visit

Nov 15: Boeing Visit

Event: ASIS&T, AIMS, IUGA Professional Development and Networking: Microsoft
Location: MGH 420
Date and Time: Oct. 18th 12:30-1:30

Beth Foster and Susan Michl are alumni from the eMSIM program. They both work for the Windows Web Services teat at Microsoft as Site Managers. Beth recently managed the launch of the IE9 consumer website and Susan manages the Windows Live consumer site. They both have extensive backgrounds in international site management work and launched the International Windows 7 consumer sites to 56 markets.

Event: ASIS&T, AIMS, IUGA Professional Development and Networking: Artefact
Location: MGH 420
Date and Time: Oct. 25th 12:30-1:30

Kevin Wong joined Artefact after graduating from the Information School at the University of Washington where he focused on applying an ethnographic approach to understand people and technology in various organizations. His work with Artefact allows him to work with the dynamics within socially enabled products and services including identity, information sharing, personalization and management. He has also worked internationally with companies that help people with productivity, mobile communication, personalization, home entertainment, and sales account planning.

Event: ASIS&T, AIMS, IUGA Professional Development and Networking: BlueKai
Location: MGH 420
Date and Time: Nov 1st 12:30-1:30

Sanjeevi Sturges is a recent graduate of the Information School’s MSIM program. During her time with the MSIM program she help an internship with BlueKai and has since continued to work with BlueKai as a Classifier. As a part of the taxonomy and classification team Sanjeevi specializes in project management and providing first class customer service to internal stakeholders

Joel Shapiro graduated in 2011 from the Informatics program with a focus in Human Computer Interaction. During his time at the University of Washington he built the video production department at the Daily and held a long term internship with Apple. He now works as an Interaction Designer and Web Developer at BlueKai and does freelance design/development work with small businesses, web startups, and technology blogs.

Tyler Scott has taught “Current Practices in Technical Communication” (HCDE 421) in the Technical Writing and Editing Certificate program for the Professional and Continuing Education program at UW and “Introduction to Technical Writing” (HCDE 231) for the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering. He holds a BA in English Literature, a BA in Philosophy, and an MS in Human Centered Design and Engineering. He also currently works for BlueKai as a User Experience Engineer and does freelance work as a design consultant.

Robert Bale is currently working at BlueKai as a Taxonomist, leveraging his MS degree in Information Management from the UW. He also holds a BS in Speech & Hearing Sciences and a BA in Linguistics. His past work includes audio production for a voice portal, AolByPhone, and clinical research coordination for the UW. He is perpetually intrigued by topics of linked data, semantic web, and person information/identity management.

Event: ASIS&T, AIMS, IUGA Professional Development and Networking: Boeing
Location: MGH 420
Date and Time: Nov 15th 12:30-1:30

Kevin Cushman is currently an Enterprise Information Architect in the Boeing Information Technology Enterprise Architecture group. During his 20-years at Boeing he has worked for two years in 747/767 Manufacturing Engineering, three years in 747/767 Tool Design Engineering, eight years in Boeing Commercial Airplanes Information Systems and seven years in Boeing IT. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and two master’s degrees, one in Business and one in Information Management. He is also the Boeing University Relations focal to the University of Washington Information School and a member of the Information School’s Informatics/MSIM Advisory Board.

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