The preliminary program outlined below gives you an idea of the skills for business success that will be discussed. The format will be a mix of presentations, panel discussions and networking events. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions. The interactive format of the day will present an array of perspectives and opportunities for exchange.
- What is the O.R. “job universe?”
- What does it mean to be a “professional”?
- How do I get my ideas across to management? customers? colleagues?
- What does it take to be a team player, and should I care?
- What can having (and being) a mentor do for me?
- What is the difference between working all the time and getting things done?
- What are the computing tools I need to know?
- Where is O.R. in the scheme of businesses today?
- What is the functional organization of business and what’s in a title?
- How do I maintain professional relevance?
Colloquium speakers will represent a broad range of industries and specialty areas, and be engaged in the practice of O.R. The goal is to provide students not only with specialized knowledge on formal topics, but also with a spectrum of perspectives on O.R. practice. Students will also benefit from a wealth of take-aways, including:
- Speaker presentation materials,
- Recommended reference lists,
- Samples of journals and trade publications,
- URLs for professional societies, conferences, etc.