2021 RLDC 5 & 7

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RLDC 5 & 7 Agenda

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Thursday, March 18

  • 4pm ET | RLDC Opening Program Overview

    RLDC Opening Program Overview

    3:00 PM -3:30 PM CST | 4:00 PM -4:30 PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Join us for a warm Familia welcome to the 2021 RLDC 5 & 7 and get the inside scoop on the conference line-up and what to expect.

    Speaker:
    Nancy Briseño, Project Manager, Whiting-Turner

  • 4:30pm ET | It's All About Networking

    It's All About Networking

    3:30 PM -4:15 PM CST | 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM EST

    Audience: Students

    Learn the concept of networking and how and when to best leverage it in both one's career and personal experiences.

    Speakers:
    Marina Hernandez, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead, Blue Origin
    Jose Rivera, Manufacturing Manager, Blue Origin
    Raleigh Salazar, Technical Designer, Blue Origin

  • 4:30pm ET | Young Professionals Info Panel: Transition from College

    Young Professionals Info Panel: Transition from College

    3:30 PM - 4:15 PM CST | 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM EST

    Audience: Students

    Panel info sessions for students to consult young professionals on their transition experiences from college to professional life.

    Speakers:
    Cristian Acosta, Blue Origin
    Nicolas Hernandez, Texas Instruments
    Aileen Tapia, Accenture
    Manny T.

  • 5:30pm ET | How to Rock Your Virtual Job Search

    How to Rock Your Virtual Job Search

    4:30 PM - 5:15 PM CST | 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM EST

    Audience: All

    Learn how to navigate through present day struggles of job searching.

    Speakers:
    Carrie Hunter, Texas Instruments

  • 5:30pm ET | Effective Team Development

    Effective Team Development

    4:30 PM - 5:15 PM CST | 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM EST

    Audience: Students

    Everyone leads differently. Learn how to create and participate in an effective, dynamic engineering environment that cultivates the skills and abilities of each member towards unified team goals. Learn about different stages of team development as well as industry tips for each stage.

  • 6:30 pm ET | The World of Certifications: The Key to Get Ahead

    The World of Certifications: The Key to Get Ahead

    5:30 PM - 6:15 PM CST | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM EST

    Audience: Professionals

    Over the past decade, SHPE has partnered with Praizion Media to present hundreds of hours of training at national conferences and workshops across the USA. Since SHPE's Management Growth Training (MGT) in 2010, several SHPE members have successfully taken the PMP exam and obtained PMP certification status.

    This workshop is intended for professionals seeking to know more about professional project management or interested in obtaining a certification (PMP exam and the CAPM exam) to enhance and progress their career skillsets. Learn about different project management certifications, opportunities and online courses that are available for SHPE students.

    Speakers:
    Phil Akinwale, Project Management Expert, Praizion Media
    John Maxwell, Certified Trainer, Praizion Media

  • 6:30pm ET | Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence

    5:30 PM - 6:15 PM CST | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM EST

    Audience: Students

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage your emotions and others’ emotions effectively. Join us for this session to learn how to remain calm under stressful situations and be able to use empathy to resolve conflicts with coworkers.

    Speakers:
    Paul Heinold, Project Director, National Security Agency

  • 7:30pm ET | Virtual Salsa Networking Social

    Virtual Salsa Networking Social

    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Network in a fun, informal manner with other attendees from Region 5 & 7.

Friday, March 19

  • 9:00am ET | Morning Motivation

    Morning Motivation

    8:00 AM - 8:15 AM | 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Speaker:

    Andres Vargas, Quality Engineer/Quality & Mission Excellence Lead/Talent Ambassador, Northrop Grumman

  • 9:30am ET | Toastmasters - Effective Public Speaking / Power of Communication

    Toastmasters - Effective Public Speaking / Power of Communication

    8:30 AM - 9:15 AM CST | 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM EST

    Audience: Students

    Communication goes a long way because it’s essential to present ideas and expressing to managers, team members, customers, and many more individuals. This session will provide you with the confidence and tools to help you think on your feet and deliver an effective elevator speech.

    Speakers:
    Eva Ruiz Alvarez, Accenture
    Ana C. Riveros, Accenture
    Gabriel E. Rodriguez, Accenture
    Joshua Bolona, Accenture

  • 9:30am ET | Financial Literacy: Five Money Musts

    Financial Literacy: Five Money Musts

    8:30 AM - 9:15 AM CST | 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM EST

    Audience: ALL

    Learn about how to navigate many of life's most important financial decisions.

    Speaker:
    David Sanchez, Learning Consultant and Experience Designer, Fidelity Investments

  • 10:30am ET | Conflict Management

    Conflict Management

    9:30 AM - 10:15 AM CST | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EST

    Audience: Students

    Do you ever have disagreements with people you encounter in your daily life or at work? Learn how to give constructive feedback to the person you have a disagreement with, employing respectful and clear techniques, so you can diffuse and manage conflict in an effective way.

    Speaker:
    Illary Lopes Aulet, Management Consultant, Accenture
    Mavi Paez, Digital Bus Integration Consultant, Accenture

  • 11:30am ET | Speed Networking Session

    Speed Networking Session

    10:30 AM - 11:30PM CST | 11:30 AM - 12:30PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Connect with individuals with similar career and industry interests in this fast-moving, interactive networking activity. Make meaningful, lifetime connections in a matter of minutes!

  • 11:30am ET | Graduate School Expo

    Graduate School Expo

    10:30 AM - 11:30 PM CST | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

    Audience: Graduate students

    Thinking about graduate school? This is your opportunity to connect with universities and find out more about their programs and what's involved in earning that secondary degree.

  • 12:45pm ET | Career Fair Fire Up!

    Career Fair Fire Up!

    11:30 PM - 11:45 PM CST | 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Get motivated and inspired in preparation for the high-energy career fair!

  • 1:00pm ET | Career Fair

    Career Fair

    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Looking for your next career move? This is your chance to connect with recruiters about internships and full-time opportunities.

  • 5:30pm ET | Post-Career Fair Networking

    Post-Career Fair Networking

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CST | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Relax, network, and debrief after the career fair in an informal setting.

Saturday, March 20

  • 9:00am ET | SHPEtina Cafecito

    SHPEtina Cafecito

    8:00 AM - 8:45 AM CST | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    Start your day at the SHPEtinas cafe and grow your network!

    Speakers:
    Adriana Ocampo, SHPE Board of Directors & The Boeing Company
    Lorena Loucel, L3Harris Technologies

  • 10:00am ET | All I's on Inclusion

    All I's on Inclusion

    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM CST | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EST

    Audience: Students

    Inclusion is one of SHPE’s values – we call it FAMILIA! In this workshop, we’ll look at Identity, Introspection, Information, Invitation, and Intervention to understand how they each play a part in Inclusion. By exploring these topics, attendees will be better equipped to create welcoming spaces where individuals of all identities can belong, feel safe, and thrive.

    Speaker:
    Will Davis, SHPE Board of Directors

  • 11:00am ET | Building a Successful Technical Career

    Building a Successful Technical Career

    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

    Audience: Students

    Learn how to develop a technical resume and build a career development plan with relevant skillsets including what path is right for the student between technical, program management, leadership or subject-matter expert (SME) and when the timing is right to pursue advanced graduates to meet your career aspirations.

    Speaker:
    James Narey, Associate Technical Fellow, Lockheed Martin

  • 11:00am ET | What People See - A Discussion about Personal Branding

    What People See - A Discussion about Personal Branding

    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

    Discover and establish a unique personal brand. Your brand is critical to make connections and to stand out from other candidates in job seeking. The speaker will be sharing branding techniques.

    Audience: All attendees

    Speaker:
    Fernando Ceballos, Civil Engineer, Pape-Dawson Engineers

  • 11:00am ET | Transformational Leadership

    Transformational Leadership

    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CST | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

    Audience: Professionals

    Professionals will have the opportunity to deep dive into the different aspects that allow them to motivate and inspire those around them as a leader to create an empowering environment.

    Speakers:
    Travis Pipkin, Sustainment IT Sr. Manager, Lockheed Martin
    Ileana Rubio, Systems Engineer - ELDP, Lockheed Martin
    Daniel Castro, Structural Analyst - ELDP, Lockheed Martin

  • 12:00pm ET | Designing for a VUCA World Competition - Regional Finals

    Designing for a VUCA World Competition - Regional Finals

    11:00 PM - 11:45 PM CST | 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    The Designing for a VUCA World Competition is a challenge where participants Innovate, Impact, and Build products and/or services that directly address social problems within their respective communities. During this event, teams of Builders, Programmers, Creators, Project Managers and Engineers (all types welcome) along with technologists will meet virtually and create new product or service solutions to address current challenges that are specific to their geographic region.

    Watch the Regional Finals as teams showcase their technical skills and impressive designs!

  • 1:00pm ET | Region 5 Meeting

    Region 5 Meeting

    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CST | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EST

    Audience: Region 5 members

    Region five. Changing lives! Region 5 chapters meet up to share status, questions, and accomplishments with one another.

    Speakers:
    Omar Torres, SHPE Region 5 Vice President
    Isela Rivera, SHPE Region 5 Student Representative

  • 1:00pm ET | Region 7 Meeting

    Region 7 Meeting

    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CST | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EST

    Audience: Region 7 members

    Con la Region Siete. Nadie se mete! Region 7 chapters meet up to share status, questions, and accomplishments with one another.

    Speakers:
    Melanie Weber, SHPE Region 7 Vice President
    Jose Montes, SHPE Region 7 Student Representative
    Adrian Mulero Russe, SHPE Region 7 Graduate Representative

  • 2:00pm ET | Closing Ceremony & Awards

    Closing Ceremony & Awards

    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CST | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EST

    Audience: All attendees

    We did it! Another RLDC in the books. Join us for a celebration of RLDC 5 & 7 where we'll recognize award recipients, sponsors, and volunteers.

    Speaker:

    SanJuana Mota, Manufacturing Process Engineer, Texas Instruments

On Demand

  • Virtual Yellow Jacket Tours

    Virtual Yellow Jacket Tours

    Audience: All attendees

    Virtually experience the daily life of a SHPE Yellow Jacket member through a narrated panoramic tour.

  • Virtual Aggie Tours

    Virtual Aggie Tours

    Audience: All attendees

    Virtually experience the daily life of an Aggie SHPE member through a narrated panoramic tour.