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All About Networking: UH SASE Student Conference

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Esmeralda Fisher
UH SASE South Regional Conference

The University of Houston chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) will host the second annual South Regional Conference on Saturday, March 2. Science and engineering students are invited to attend the day-long learning and leadership event.

The theme of the conference is The Global Network. "Our goal is for students to learn about the importance of networking, and for students to practice their networking skills with industry professionals," said Floredes Menodiado, biomedical engineering major and UH SASE president.

Speakers from NASA and MD Anderson will host workshops and panel discussions on topics such as networking, professional etiquette, company profiling, work culture, mock interviews, research and collaboration, and more. Reginald Toussant of UH Career Services will present a workshop tailored for students interested in pursuing graduate school.

Eight scholarship recipients will be honored during the conference. The awards are funded by the 2012 SASE South Regional Conference corporate sponsors. 

A meet-and-greet mixer session will give students the opportunity to speak directly with company representatives from Shell, BASF, BP, GE, Albemarle, and Baker Hughes. Shirley Yap, North American Refining Margin Optimization Manager at Shell, will deliver the keynote address.

Conference activities will take place in Farish Hall on the UH campus. Workshops, panels, mixers, and breakfast/lunch will be held in the KIVA Room and surrounding areas.

Registration for the event is still open. Visit the UH SASE South Regional Conference page, or contact the organization at uh [at] saseconnect [dot] org.