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February 3, 2023

SEMI Professional Development Seminar PDS

[PDS] Professional Development Seminar
—Organized by SEMI Texas Chapter
—Collaboration with Texas State University

This IN-PERSON seminar features an agenda that will help students meet the demands of today's high tech workforce and be successful in their careers. 


    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


    Texas State University, San Marcos
    Ingram School of Engineering
    Ingram Hall, Room 4103
    San Marcos, TX 78666
    United States

    SEMI Professional Development Seminar PDS

    SEMI Professional Development Seminar—Connecting College Students to the Semiconductor Industry 

    Learn about career opportunities in high teach and acquire valuable, practical information that will help you choose career directions and plan for success.

    Industry volunteers will share what the high tech industry looks for when they recruit for new graduates.

    • Career Search: Know the right places to find jobs
    • Learn how to optimize your resume and boost interview changes
    • Learn technical interview tips & tricks
    • Before you sign: Know how to affect offer, negotiate salary, and overall offer packages
    • Fulfill your curiosity: "Day in a Life" from various engineering types and other profession


    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023 (Central Time)

    2:00 pm
    Doug Woodul
    Senior Director of Sales, Key Foundry and Chair, SEMI Texas Committee

    Opening Remarks/Introduction

    2:05 pm
    Celeste Mullis
    Quality Engineer, SACHEM

    Industry Overview/Industry Supply Chain

    2:15 pm

    A Day in the Life of an Engineer

    • Brandon Haugabrook, Process Engineer, Brewer Science
    • Neelanjan Paliwal, Supplier Engineer, Global Supplier Engineering│Special Process Group│Operations and Aftermarket Quality, Applied Materials
    • Juventino Uriarte, R&D Plant Engineer, Huntsman Corp
    • Mara Kish, Sr. Field Service Engineer, Edwards Vacuum, LLC

    2:55 pm

    Tales from a Recent Grad

    • Rayne Clarkson, Commodity Business Manager | Global Supply Chain Operations, Applied Materials

    3:15 pm

    Career Fair Preparation: Resume, Interviewing and Networking Skills

    • Resume Writing─Benjamin Sarpong, Academic Network Program Director, Cadence
    • Interviewing─Clarissa Meyer, Talent Acquisition and Retention Specialist, Brewer Science
    • Networking Skills─Katy Crist, Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliances & Partnerships, TEL

    4:00 pm

    Cooperative Education Opportunities

    • Michelle Londa, Professor Engineering, Texas State University, San Marcos

    4:15 pm

    Closing Remarks and Transition to Networking w/Refreshments

    • Doug Woodul, Senior Director of Sales, Key Foundry and Chair, SEMI Texas Committee

    Sponsor—SSOE Group

    5:00 pm

    Tour of Analysis, Nanofabrication, and Epitaxy Research Service Centers (Optional)

    Shared Research Operations Staff, Texas State University, San Marcos

    5:30 pm



    Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please complete the registration form if you wish to attend and to join our mailing list for future industry programs.