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On April 7th JMU SWE hosted an event called Dinner with Industry – Fireside Chat with Kathy Warden. 40 JMU Engineering students, 7 Northrop Grumman executives and recruiters, and JMU Engineering faculty and staff gathered to network with each other, eat dinner, and listen to a live interview with JMU alumna Kathy Warden, Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman Information Systems! We were honored to have Kathy at the event, along with other JMU Alumni that now work at Northrop Grumman.
The night started off with networking, which led to internships for some of the students that attended. Then we ate dinner where a Northrop Grumman employee was sitting at each table so that the students could network while they ate. The live interview started after dinner was finished. The live interview gave the students the chance to hear stories from Kathy Warden’s personal experiences and how she went from a JMU Student to a Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. The interview was extremely valuable for young engineers since they will soon be entering the work force.
The night was very fun and beneficial! This event led to some JMU Engineering students getting internship offers and one student said it was one of the best events he has attended. JMU SWE looks forward to our continued relationship with Northrop Grumman!
View more of the photos from the event here!
Read the JMU Article about the event here.