Each month, industry representatives* and VCU Engineering alumni share lunch with current engineering students and speak about career path possibilities after graduation. These speakers share their own experiences in the work force in order to highlight the flexibility our students have after graduating with a degree in engineering.

Spring 2018

David vanBlaricom
V4 Development
Wednesday, February 28
Noon - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 433

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Hear from David vanBlaricom, Founder and CEO, of V4 Development about his own personal career path. vanBlaricom founded V4 Development in 2010 after seeing a need for innovative software with a form follows function design philosophy. In vanBlaricom's 20 years of experience, he has transitioned from creative / development to becoming a leader in the software industry. In addition to V4 Development, vanBlaricom is also on the board of Atrium Software and is involved in Richmond’s thriving charity hackathon community.


Allen Calderwood
Google
Wednesday, March 28
Noon - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 104

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Hear from Allen Calderwood from Google about his own personal career path. Calderwood, a 2015 alumnus of the VCU School of Engineering’s Computer Science Department, is VCU’s first graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science to snag a job at Google. Learn more about how he landed this position and what advice he has for you!

Fall 2017

Jason Butler
CoStar, Inc.
Wednesday, November 29
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Engineering ​West Hall, Room 232
Lunch will be provided

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Jason Butler, Senior Vice President of Technolog​y at CoStar​,​ speaks about his own personal career path. Butler has been with CoStar since 2008 and now leads the company's technology wing. Learn more about how he successfully climbed the career ladder and the lessons he learned along the way.

CoStar a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. The organization delivers the tools, technologies and service offerings that create value and opportunity for the clients, businesses and consumers they serve.

Jason M. Butler, Senior Vice President of Software Development, joined CoStar in 2008 as Director of Product Development focusing on the evolution of the company’s information and analytics products. Throughout his career Jason has built high-performance organizations that deliver exceptional software that drives business results. Mr. Butler now leads CoStar’s technology initiatives related to content acquisition and management. Additionally, Jason is a published technology author.

Spring 2017

Jeff Mathis
Westrock
Tuesday, April 11
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 105
Free lunch!

Jeff Mathis is a licensed professional engineer and manager for Westrock’s Hopewell, VA paper mill. Come learn how Jeff started his career as an engineering co-op student and now manages over 20 employees to keep all of the mill’s electrical and instrumentation systems up and running. Come out to learn more about Jeff's story and his real world experience as an engineer!


Joan Horenstein
Accenture Federal Services
Wednesday, March 29
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall, Room 105
Free lunch!

Joan Horenstein serves a Managing Director for Accenture Federal Services. After 28 years serving Accenture in a variety of roles, Joan has the real world experience to provide valuable advice to current engineering students preparing to enter the workforce. Come out to hear more about how she leveraged her engineering degree from UVA to eventually serve on the leadership team of one of the largest consulting agencies in the US. 


Myron J. Moser, Chairman and CEO
Hartfiel Automation Inc. 
Wednesday, February 8 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 105

*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.

After graduating college at Minnesota West in 1980, Myron Moser started his career managing the warehouse for Fauver Co. (now Sunsource). He worked his way up through Inside Technical Sales to Outside Sales Engineer. After a short time at Air Automation Engineering, he joined Hartfiel Automation in 1990. Starting as an Outside Sales Engineer, Myron was promoted to Sales Manager, then Vice President, to President and CEO. At the end of 1999, Myron purchased Hartfiel Automation from its’ Founder, Bill Hartfiel.

Since 1999, Myron has bought (4) Companies, and started (4) more, all in the Automation and Robotics sector. From the time Myron joined Hartfiel Automation in 1990, the company has grown by over 25 X in 26 years.

Myron is considered a thought Leader in the MDN, a global organization of Companies like his own. He has created several innovative processes and tools in his Industry, such as The Funnel and CPR®. He has shared these tools and processes with his MDN Partners all over the World, teaching the Owners and Salespeople and helping them implement them in their Companies.

In his spare time, he is an avid reader, and enjoys playing drums in the classic Rock band he founded, “Generation Rock”. He enjoys watching Martial Arts, and is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Fall 2016

Speaker: Brian Derr 
Anheuser-Busch 
Wednesday, November 30 
11:35 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106 


Speaker: Lyndon McClure 
Evonik Industries 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106 


Speaker: Tom Callahan, President and CEO 
QRC Technologies 
Wednesday, September. 28, 2016 
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106


*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.

Spring 2015

Speaker: Nardis Walker
Light Tower Wealth Strategies
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Robbie Riggs
VSP Technologies
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Scott L. Schein
United Equipment Corp.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.

Fall 2015

Speaker: Nardis Walker
Light Tower Wealth Strategies
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Robbie Riggs
VSP Technologies
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

Speaker: Scott L. Schein
United Equipment Corp.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Engineering West Hall Room 106

*There is no cost to participate in this student engagement event for our Dean’s Society members.