Coffee & Conversations is an informal discussion opportunity for students to learn about what employers are looking for, effective networking strategies, business careers in specific industries, and general advice from industry professionals.
A sampling of the speakers are featured here.
Scott Carson, (’72 Bus. Admin.), retired executive vice president, The Boeing Company; former president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, described his academic journey at WSU and career path, encouraging students to find their passions and give back.
Shannon Flynn (’95 Bus. Admin., HR), senior human resources manager, Microsoft Corporation, presented “How to Break into the Tech Industry.”
KPMG representatives Hannah Fisher (’16 MIS) IT audit and assurance associate, advisory; Elise Kolde (’13 MIS) IT audit and assurance senior associate; Naomi Kim, senior audit associate; Matthew Wardell (’15 Act., ’16 MBA) IT risk consultant; and Steven Page (’08 Comm.), advisory manager, presented “KPMG Audit IT and Assurance,” and held a question/answer session for accounting students.
Danny Navarro (’10 Mgmt. & Op.), head of brand, Google for Entrepreneurs, presented career and life tips for business students based on his WSU experiences and career path.
Balaji Subramanian (’80 Bus. Admin., ’84 M.A.), global head, channel strategy and programs, Informatica, presented “From the Palouse to Silicon Valley,” sharing his experience growing up and being educated in Pullman and demonstrating the applicability of a finance degree.
Mark Wuscher (’93 Bus. Admin.), global banking and financial services professional, presented “Do You Have a Passion for Finance?” and shared career insights from his global business experiences.
Jon Morgan (’92 Bus. Admin.), health care executive recruiter, Providence St. Joseph Health, spoke about what to expect in the day and the life of an executive recruiter.