Speed Networking

Do you want the opportunity to talk with current Valpo students? How about the chance to give insider information and teach students how to network and effectively leverage professional relationships? All this is possible if you attend Speed Networking 2015! 


Spring 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Community Room, CCLIR

The Career Center Needs Alumni!!

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Professionals who attended April 10, 2015 Speed Networking event:

  • Adam Rundh (Alumnus) - Senior Associate, Transfer Pricing @ PwC
  • Ryan Perri (Alumnus) - Promotions Producer @ NBC 5 Chicago
  • Amy LaDow (Alumna) - Strategic Consultant @ Ladow Consulting previously CIO @ Ellucian
  • Brent Park (Alumnus) - Experienced Associate @ Huron Consulting Group
  • Jill Schlueter-Kim (Alumna) - Council Director @ Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana
  • Bjarne Henderson - Director Human Resources & Labor Relations @ Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
  • Patrick Slattery (Alumnus) - Orr Fellow @ Orbis Education
  • Bryan Lubeck - Senior Enterprise Field Marketing Manager @ NetApp
  • Carl Simien (Alumnus) - Owner @ CGI Clothing & Designs, Inc.
  • Carol Schickel (Alumna) - Owner @ The Spiritual Life Center
  • Stan Pissarski - Managing Director @ Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Charles Vander Stelt (Alumnus) - Financial Representative Western & Southern Life
  • David Tapia - Career Counselor @ US Army
  • Debbie J. Hollingsworth (Alumna) - Author/Poet, retired educator
  • Tracey McElree - VP, Account Planning & Branding, AC Incorporated
  • Deborah Tatum - Executive Director @ Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana
  • Dennis Wendt (Alumnus) - Customer Business Manager @ McCormick
  • Linda Newman (Alumna) - Financial Representative @ Primerica
  • Sarah Satkus- Senior Staffing Specialist @ Dwyer Instruments
  • Denitza Boudeva - Human Resources Manager @ CINTAS Corp.
  • Eric Zozzo - Chief of Innovation @ Zoseco 
  • Gideon Litherland (Alumnus) - Postgraduate Fellow and Psychotherapist @ Chicago Counseling Associates
  • Judson Schmucker - Front Office Manager @ White Lodging
  • Kirsten Rex - Recruiter @ Speedway
  • Razz Jenkins (Alumnus & Past President of VUAA Board) - Actor/Recruiter @ Self Employed 
  • Stephanie Daubek - Administrator @ Home Helpers
  • Timothy Bennett (Alumnus) - Account Executive @ Met Life
  • Troy Sandidge (Alumnus) - Global Marketing Communication Specialist @ Eastek International
  • Wende Burbridge - Director of Development @ Andrean High School 
  • Dan Ormsby - Senior Human Resources Manager @ Dwyer Instruments
  • Brock Lloyd (Alumnus) - Financial Representative @ Edward Jones Investments 


See what the alumni and professionals said about last year's event!

Wondering how it works? 

Networking software will match you with students based on mutual interests and career paths. Opportunities for professional participants include:

  • Immediately compare potential job candidates
  • Build connections with students with almost no pressure or stress for either party
  • Network with a pool of fresh, new talent
  • Help students learn how to start building or build upon professional networks
  • Provide expert industry knowledge to future graduates
  • Help students practice and perfect their "elevator pitches"
  • See a large volume of potential candidates in a short period of time, allowing you to recruit quietly and watch for potential matches for your organization

Professionals who attended previous Speed Networking events:

  • Bryan Van den Bosch (Alumnus) - Manager of New Business Development @ WNBA team Chicago Sky
  • Adam Rundh (Alumnus) - Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • Mark Zimmerman (Alumnus) - Human Resources Coordinator at Porter Starke Services
  • Raquel Evaristo- Radar Meteorologist at Valparaiso University; graduated in Meteorology and Oceanography from the University of Lisbon (Portugal), post-graduate degree in Earth Sciences (University of Lisbon) and PhD at the University of Versailles (France) in Radar Meteorology.
  • Roger Wexelberg - VP of Development & Public Relations @ Lakeshore Public Media and past President/General Manager Chicago Rush-Business Development AFL
  • Tracy Fronk - (Alumna) Director of Strategic Initiative at Valpo Law. She is also an engineer who worked as the test engineer -for F22 Raptor at Honeywell and worked on Hydraulic Boosters at Bosch
  • Matt Wells- Opera Singer/Career Counselor at Valparaiso University
  • Alison Levar - (Alumna) Recruiting Manager at Royal United Mortgage
  • Fred Thompson - Tech Recruiter at Panduit Corp
  • Ryan Perri (Alumnus) - Promotions Producer at NBC Chicago
  • Stan Pissarski - General Manager of Operations Central States Manufacturing
  • Pam Saylor - (Alumna) Employment Services Manager at Michiana Resources, Inc.
  • Tara Teeple - (Alumna) Director of Data and Technology Services Valparaiso University previously a software engineer at Motorola
  • Melissa Washburn - Artist and graphic designer with a BFA in studio art from Binghamton University (SUNY) and a Master's Degree in Arts Administration from IU Bloomington
  • Tracey McElree - Director, Branding & Marketing, AC Incorporated
  • Ryan Dykes - Vice President, AC, Incorporated
  • Steve Rahn - (Alumnus)  Area Maintenance & Reliability Manager at BP
  • Michelle Maravilla HR - OD Business Partner at Centier Bank
  • Mary Kate Garner - Talent Acquisition Specialist at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Stephanie Truchan (Alumna) - Operations Manager at Gary Bridge & Iron Co
  • Andrew Dalpini (Alumnus) - Account Representative/Sales Recruiter at Countrywide Transportation
  • Kyle Goltz (Alumnus) - Assistant Manager at Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Brandi Anstine (Alumna) - Director of Marketing & Special Events Lakeshore Public Television
  • Dennis Wendt (Alumnus) - Customer Business Manager @ McCormick & Company
  • Jennifer Wright - Executive Director for Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Kelly Warren - District Cordinator at Aflac
  • Debra Townsend - AFL/CIO Coordinator for United Way of Porter County
  • Andrea Proulx Buinicki - Founder & President of Giving Focus, LLC
  • Bruce Lindner (Alumnus) - Executive Director of Porter County Aging Services
  • Linda Newman (Alumna) - Representative for Primerica Financial Services
  • Jennifer McIntosh-Elkins - Founder & President of Discoveries Unlimited
  • Dan Kudrna - Regional Sales Coordinator for Aflac & served as Exchange Officer for the Brazilian Army
  • Michelle Steuer - HR Officer /Employment Manager at Centier Bank
  • Martha Walsh (Alumna) - Retail Leadership Development Program @ Verizon Wireless
  • David Hibbs (Alumnus) - Consultant for Forest Ridge Academy