0700-0800: Introductions, Assistance, and Open Forum Networking.
We can help with referrals, advice, job search assistance, and other networking needs. You're also welcome to bring up any interesting news or topics for discussion, Often those impromptu discussions end up being some of our most interesting topics, which even generates further networking benefits.
2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:
22 Mar (this week): Open Networking
29 Mar: Karen Susman returns to speak with us again after her well-received presentation back in January. In that session she discussed networking skills. This time she will focus on presentation skills. She is a professional communications coach with 30 years of experience in speaking, consulting, and coaching. Her client list includes Marriott Hotels, NBC, American Express, CH2M Hill, American Council of Engineering Companies, University of Denver, Inc. Magazine, and many others. www.karensusman.com
5 Apr: Chris Felton is a Personal Finance Coach and speaker on that topic. He is the co-author of two books, including ʺCouples Moneyʺ (written with his wife, Marlow Felton) and Joe Vitale's ʺThe Prosperity Factorʺ. www.couplesmoney.com
If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for an upcoming Tuesday, just let me know at email@example.com.
Remember that you can be the speaker yourself. Got an interesting topic or a problem that you'd like to put to the group? Or maybe you gained new insight from a business book or a conference. Those are just a few examples of great topics for leading a discussion.
3. USAFA '16 CADET SEEKING ASSISTANCE:
Last week we posted information about Cadet Gytenis Borusas (USAFA '16), who is a Lithuanian exchange cadet graduating in a few months with a BS in Electrical Engineering. This week I'm adding his resume below.
Cadet Borusas is pursuing positions in engineering firms in the Denver area. If you can offer him advice, referrals, or similar assistance, please contact him directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He has no military obligations after graduation, and intends to live and work in the Denver area. While not yet a citizen, he has a visa which allows him to work in the U.S. for nearly 3 more years, during which time additional visas and ultimately citizenship would be in progress.
2360 Vandenberg Drive · USAFA, CO 80841
email@example.com · 719-373-8194
Highly skilled professional with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and military experience in leadership roles. Demonstrated success quickly adapting to new situations and leading diverse teams capable of achieving the goals and objectives set before them. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritizing each for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Consistently driven to go above and beyond expectations.
· Technical Documentation
· Quality Assurance
· Resource Management
· System Specifications
· Team Leadership
· Engineering Best Practices
· Relationship Management
· Problem Solving
NATIONAL GUARD OF LITHUANIA — Mažeikiai, Lithuania
Military Personnel, 2010 – 2011
Ø Demonstrated a strong ability to both lead and follow as the position required.
Ø Created strong bonds between team members, resulting in enhanced performance.
Ø Recognized for excellent performance with an offer to go on the PAG-13 Afghanistan mission.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (in progress, expected May, 2016)
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY — Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Scheduled to take the FE Exam for the EIT Certificate February 29, 2016
Highlights: Served as Squadron Officer; Assimilated more than 30 Trainees into the Military Environment; Received a Scholarship for Full Funding; Served as Team Captain of the Boxing Team – National Collegiate Runner Up and All-American
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (2011 – 2012)
GENERAL JONAS ZEMAITIS MILITARY ACADEMY OF LITHUANIA — Vilnius, Lithuania
Highlights: Platoon Executive Officer for team of 20; Big Brother Big Sister Program Volunteer; Member of the Boxing Team; Fully Funded through Scholarship
Technology: FPGA Design; Digital IO & Processor Design; High Frequency Microstrip; Microwave Design; Feedback & Control Systems; Signal Processing; Wireless Analog & Digital Communications; C/C++; MATLAB; Object Oriented Programming; OS Programming; Firmware Coding; Embedded Software Coding; Linux/Unix Programming; PSpice; MS Office; AutoCAD; Oscilloscope
Engineers without Borders, Student Chapter, Member
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Student Chapter, Member
International Association of Engineers, Member
NATO Security Clearance
Have a great week.
Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at www.academybiznet.org.