Science Careers The Focus Of CSUSB Fair On Jan. 31

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)- – Cal State San Bernardino’s Career Development Center and Coyote Careers program will present a science networking and recruiting forum on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The forum, which includes alumni panel sessions, a career fair and academic career education workshops, will offer networking opportunities for students, faculty and employers from all sectors.

CSUSB alumni will share their experiences at the university and how those led to career success. The computer science/information security alumni panel will include Amro Albanna (B.S. information management 1991), founder and CEO of Innovation Economy Corp.; Zane Allyn (B.A. information management 2009), network engineer at Computer Gallery; Steven Griffin (B.S. computer science 1998), senior network engineer at FusionStorm; and Tom Lee (B.S. computer science 2005, M.S. computer science 2006), software engineer at Optivus Proton Therapy Inc.

The natural science alumni panel includes Michele Derry (B.A. environmental studies 1999, M.P.A. 2006), senior planner at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works; Dr. Dev GnanaDev (M.B.A 2001), medical director and head of the surgical department at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center; Austin Marshall (B.S. geology 2007), mine superintendent at Mitsubishi Cement; Dr. Bennett McAllister (B.A. social science 1977), chief of Primary Care Optometry and assistant professor at Western University; and Ramona Sanderson (B.S. biochemistry 2002), senior forensic chemist at DEA Southwest Laboratory

The career and internship fair will provide students a chance to explore a variety of career and service learning options in the fields of natural and applied sciences. More than 30 organizations have confirmed their participation, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, California Conservation Corps, California Department of Public Health, California Psychcare, Department of Public Health, Environmental Health, Esri, County of Riverside, County of San Bernardino, Medtronics, Loma Linda University and Western University of Health Sciences.

McAllister will lead the graduate/medical school academic career education workshop, while Alex Najera (M.B.A. 2007), human resources analyst for Riverside County will present “What Can I Do With this Major?”

This fair is co-sponsored by Cal State San Bernardino’s Coyote Careers program, Career Development Center, Pass Go, and several university student clubs, including the Chemistry Club, Computer Science and Engineering Club, Pre-Pharmacy Student Organization, Lambda Sigma Biology Club, Society of Physics Students and the Career Pathfinders.  The forum is also made possible by the continuing support and sponsorship of the USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions national program.

For more information, contact Carol Dixon in the CSUSB Career Center at (909) 537-5250.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

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