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Networking Breakfast for Employers and Applicants

posted Oct 24, 2014, 11:15 AM by Operations Academia   [ updated Oct 24, 2014, 11:15 AM ]

INFORMS Job Placement Committee has scheduled a networking breakfast and panel discussion at the INFORMS Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 9th  from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Hilton in Imperial B.  This will be a great opportunity to interact with employers and other candidates; therefore, you are strongly encouraged to attend.

The agenda is as follows:

7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 8:30am Speaker (Dr. Neil Biehn, PROS Revenue Management )

8:20am – 8:40am Speaker (Dr. Bala Shetty, Mays Business School of Texas A&M University)

8:40am – 9:00am Networking and Q&A

The seating is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible with an RSVP by e-mail to niki.sammons@informs.org.  The deadline is Friday, October 31, 5 pm EST.

 Also, please take note of the two INFORMS Career Center Job Search (Academic & Industry) panel sessions that have been organized for those of you who are currently in or will soon be entering the job market.  The Job Placement committee made an effort to schedule both sessions on Monday so that you could take advantage of leveraging any of the information gained from the sessions during the actual interview sessions.  An overview for both panel sessions is provided below along with the respective scheduled times.  You are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity because you will receive information first hand from top professionals in industry and academia who have successfully navigated their way through the job search process. 

Academic Job Search Panel
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 11 am – 12:30 pm;
Parc- Cyril Magnin II
Chair: Neil Geismar, Texas A&M University; Panelists: Margaret Brandeau,
Stanford University; Mark Daskin, University of Michigan; Beril Toktay, Georgia Institute of Technology and Garrett van Ryzin, Columbia University
This panel discusses the academic interview process and do’s and don’ts associated with the job search. In addition to comments by current and former search chairs, time will be provided for questions and answers.

Industry Job Search Panel
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1:30 – 3 pm;
Parc- Cyril Magnin II
Chair: Anne Robinson, Verizon Wireless; Daniel H. Fylstra, Frontline Systems Inc.; Theresa Kushner,VM Ware; Thomas Olavson, Google
This panel discusses the industry interview process and do’s and don’ts associated with the job search. In addition to comments from current and former recruiters, time will be provided for questions and answers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Neil Geismar

Chair, INFORMS Job Placement Committee

Mays Research Fellow

Associate Professor

Department of Information and Operations Management

Mays Business School, Texas A&M University