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NSBE Annual National Convention Las Vegas, Nev. March 25–29, 2009 Energizing Creativity to Achieve Exponential Growth Financial Solutions for the Professional Black Community / Hosted by Primerica Financial Services – This presentation addresses strategies for financial literacy and independence for black professionals, including the employment of Microsoft applications to foster financial growth. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a proper wealth mentality, education and creating generational wealth in the black family and community at large. Friday, March 27, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM TPC How Can I Get Involved with Environmental Sustainability? / Hosted by Concurrent Technology Corporation – We, as a community, are lagging behind in adapting our business models and strategies to match what is now a mainstream uptake of green products, services and practices in the marketplace. Engineers and technical professionals can contribute to the green movement in various ways. This workshop features a group discussion of how all levels of employees can initiate and grow green practices in their current jobs, companies and industries and then parlay these activities into revenue-generating enterprises. Friday, March 27, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM TPC Is Consulting for You? / Hosted by IBM Corporation and Accenture – Have you ever considered transforming your engineering experience and/or degree into an exciting career in consulting? A panel of consultants offers insights into the world of consulting, its challenges and opportunities. Friday, March 27, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL, TPC I’ve Just Been Downsized, Now What Should I Do? / Hosted by HR Strategies Plus LLC – Attendees at this session will: learn how to complete a job search strategy personal needs assessment, understand what human resources professionals look for in a candidate, learn how to stand out over the other candidates, identify key words that you must have on your resume, and more. Friday, March 27, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM TPC Leadership for the Future: The Road Less Traveled / Hosted by BAE Systems – Career growth and progression are largely an individual responsibility. During this journey, you’ll make decisions that will impact your future, build critical leadership capabilities and learn an enormous amount about you. This session provides information www.nsbe.org for your ‘leadership toolkit’ and presents a practical approach to development that anyone can execute. Saturday, March 28, 10:30 AM–11:45 AM TPC Mega-Communities: An Action Plan for Solving Today’s Most Complex Problems Affecting the African-American Community / Hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton – Today, issues that significantly affect the African-American community — global climate change, rebuilding urban infrastructure, water scarcity, preparing for pandemics, dealing with aging populations — have become key challenges to decision makers in the public sector, private sector and civil society. Such problems cannot be solved by government, business or civil society alone. It takes a mega-community. Thursday, March 26, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM TPC The ABCs of Financial Empowerment & Financial Independence / Hosted by Empowering Through Education – To become “financially empowered” and subsequently attain “financial independence” (There is a difference between the two.), one must first understand the basics. This seminar is recommended for all new entrants into the financial services arena and those seeking to refresh their knowledge and understanding. Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM TPC Trends in Information Management / Hosted by EMC Corporation – The information technology (IT) industry is going through a period of accelerated change. This change is being driven by the advent of new technologies and the increased demand that businesses are placing on technology to deliver more reliable, available, secure, insightful and cost-effective information services. This workshop is an overview of the latest technologies that are at the forefront of the change we are experiencing. Friday, March 27, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM TPC Understand What Management Is Looking for in Advancing Your Career / Hosted by United Technologies Corporation – In almost all cases, young people entering the professional job market for the first time are unaware that management has certain expectations that are not always documented or discussed at yearly reviews. To help mitigate this uncertainty, it is vital that individuals are helped to understand how to match their career goals with management’s expectations. Friday, March 27, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM TPC PrE-CoLLEGE INITIaTIvE CoNfErENCE A Day in the Life of an Army Engineer / Hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve – This workshop introduces students to careers in environmental engineering for the U.S. Army. Students will have a chance to get familiar with this Medical Service Corps officer position. They will also learn about a typical day in the life of the environmental science officer or sanitary engineer. A brief question and answer session will follow the formal presentation. Thursday, March 26, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM COLL, PCI Are You Properly Dressed for Corporate Success? / Hosted by Jacobs Engineering Group – Take part in an open and honest conversation about how to properly dress for success. Learn from firsthand experience of a 19-year veteran from both the public and private transportation industry. Topics include how the required mental view can be transformed into the proper outward view, how others perceive you from the moment you walk into the door and how to successfully market yourself. Thursday, March 26, 10:45 PM–12:00 PM PCI Behind the Scenes: Engineering of Video Games and Electronic Simulation / Hosted by Caterpillar Inc. – Electronic media, video games and simulators have grown from humble beginnings with two-dimensional displays to three-dimensional virtual reality. The popularity of these game systems has led to an increase in enrollment in computer and electrical engineering disciplines across universities nationwide. This workshop seeks to reveal engineering concepts employed by these technologies, with the purpose of exposing students to the ideas and methods used to produce them. Friday, March 27, 1:15 PM–2:30 PM PCI Careers in Engineering / Hosted by Bechtel Corporation – Learn what engineering is in this overview session, and be better prepared to select a major in college. Specific engineering disciplines/fields will be presented, along with a video. Bechtel engineers will join a question and answer discussion. Friday, March 27, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM PCI Don’t Take “No” for an Answer / Hosted by Eli Lilly and Company – The pursuit of success should be a lifelong activity that begins early in life. However, this pursuit is rarely Continued on page 114 • march/april 2009 • 113

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Contents
Common Sense for Uncommon Times
Men of Influence
Love and Time
International News
Aris Freeman and Kyrra Mosley of Jacobs
Daniel Grant of NAVAIR
Re Kenebrew of Schlumberger
Shakti Davis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Philip Ryan of Toyota
Engineering Las Vegas
Show Time! NSBE's 35th Annual National Convention: Celebrating "Exponential Growth" in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Company Profile
Finding Career Fair Success
CE Cover - Choosing Entrepreneurship
Help for Small Tech Businesses
AE Members on the Move
Advertisers Index
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