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Career Insights Event: Brown Bag Lunchtime Series

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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Career Insights Event: Brown Bag Lunchtime Series

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Grab your lunch and join us for our Career Insights Brown Bag Lunchtime Series, featuring four Friday sessions throughout the summer. Take a break from your busy work day to spark some inspiration for your career during your lunch hour. Attend talks led by field innovators and subject matter experts on hot topics in marketing, business and technology.

Each session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Puget Sound Plaza, our convenient downtown Seattle location. Coffee, iced tea and cookies will be served. Space is limited, so register early to attend.

Parking & Location Details

Parking is available for a fee on surrounding streets and in the Cobb Garage (entrance on University St.). Follow signs in the garage to enter the Puget Sound Plaza lobby, or use the street entrance on Fourth Avenue if you park on the street. From the lobby, take the main elevators to the fifth floor and follow the signs for the event.

Series Descriptions

Navigating Marketing & Communications Jobs EVENT FULL!
June 20, 12—1 p.m.

With the marketing and communications landscape rapidly changing and job titles forming and blurring all the time, it can be challenging to determine what skills are needed to land your next job. Our panel of experts will explain today's most common entry- and mid-level marketing and communications roles, where overlaps occur, and what knowledge and skills are required for these positions.

This event is designed to help you understand the marketing and communications jobs landscape and recognize what competencies you need to reach your career goals.


  • Scott Fasser, Director of Digital Innovation, Hacker Group
    Instructor, UW Certificate in Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Sara Lingafelter, Director of Social Media, Portent
    Instructor, UW Certificate in Advanced Online Marketing
  • Erika Schmidt, Former President and COO, Frause
    Advisory Board Member, UW Certificate in Public Relations & Strategic Communications
  • Andrea Zeller, Senior Content Strategist, Expedia
    Faculty, UW Master of Communication in Digital Media


Industry Engagement Opportunities at the UW
July 18,
12—1 p.m.

The UW is among the nation’s premier research universities, and engagement with industry is an important part of our research and education mission. We need industry to put our talented students to work and to help commercialize the innovative technologies that come out of our laboratories. This talk will cover eight different engagement options for companies to work with us. These options range from research collaborations and technology licensing to professional education and access to unique laboratories and facilities. You will also learn about UW’s Industry Relations team, which can help your company navigate these many options and get started working with us. The UW is open for business! 



Todd A. Cleland, Ph.D., Industry Relations Officer, University of Washington

Making Sense of Big Data
August 15,
12—1 p.m.

Big data is the popular catch phrase used to describe a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data. This presentation will cover what big data actually is and where it resides. It will also explore the impact of the cloud, NoSQL and Hadoop in managing and visualizing large data sets. Individuals with all experience levels are welcome to attend. 


Greg Hay, Senior Database Consultant, SolutionsIQ
Instructor, UW Certificates in Database Management and IT Foundations

September 19,
12—1 p.m.

Protecting an organization’s critical information is crucial for success, and implementing an effective security plan is complex and challenging. Join cybersecurity professionals Chuck Dye, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky and Peter Gregory as they discuss how organizations can determine the most effective security measures to address specific risks to vital information. Benefit from our speakers’ vast experience as they explore how best to respond to today’s increasingly sophisticated threats to valuable information.


  • Chuck Dye, Senior Manager of Global Information Security, Tableau Software
  • Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Research Associate Professor and Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, University of Washington
  • Peter Gregory, Director of Strategic Services, FishNet Security


If you have any questions, please contact us at 206-685-8936 or email us at info@pce.uw.eduBy submitting your RSVP, you agree to receive email communications from UW Professional & Continuing Education.

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Puget Sound Plaza
1325 Fourth Ave.
Room 508/509
Seattle, WA 98101

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