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Thank you to all who attended our first Virtual Global Alumni Gathering! In case you missed it or want to revisit, take a look at some of the sessions below.

Global Alumni Gathering Plenary

Led by George Mui (CS ’76, M.S. ’80) and organized by the International Committee of the Illinois Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors, this virtual gathering brings our global alumni network together. It features updates from Illinois Tech leadership, regional International Chapters, and some fun programming.

Entrepreneurship Breakout Session

Moderated by Akshar Patel (CE ’13), director of corporate innovation and adjunct professor (IPRO), features Illinois Tech alumni (and students) from around the globe who have learned the entrepreneurial mindset and have used it to launch their ventures.

The panelists:
Yared Akalou (MDS '06) of Alcove Group
Irewole Akande (ENGMT '17) of City Health Tech
Lizzy Engele of MakeGirl
Lucy Lu (LLM '04) of aiLegal
Linxin Wen (MPA '16) of Chowbus

Be prepared to learn some tips/tricks from one another on what it takes to create a successful business!

Illinois Tech Career Services Breakout Session

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Tech Career Services shifted much of its services and resources to a virtual environment. In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Thy Nguyen, associate vice provost for Career Services, about how the department is engaging students and alumni on a global basis through virtual career fairs, AI technology, interactive dashboards, and other new technologies. See first-hand demos of these platforms and learn more about how Illinois Tech Career Services support alumni on a global scale. 

For example:
uConnect career outcomes dashboards
InternX Virtual Career Fair Platform

Alumni Panel Breakout Session

This interactive alumni session, moderated by Samantha Deleon, associate director of international enrollment, is an opportunity for you to hear from international Illinois Tech graduates and hear how their stories have led them to successful careers after graduating from the university. From Brazil to India, you'll hear from our graduates and how their experience at Illinois Tech has shaped where they are today.

The panelists:
Paulo Kodaira (MSE ’19)
Isma Mehraj (M.S. CE ’20)