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Professional Development Workshops

ECS sponsors a series of professional development workshops at its biannual meetings. Instructor John R. Susko, retired corporate executive, leads these workshops which are free to all meeting registrants. Check the current ECS meeting for the days, times, and locations of these workshops.

Essential Elements for Employment Success
Landing your next job requires selective and effective networking, developing and submitting specifically targeted résumés and cover letters, locating relevant job opportunities and preparing for and participating in the job interview. This workshop will provide up-to-date information and tips for employment success.

Résumé Reviews
At a loss for words? Bring your résumé for a one-on-one session with an Industry leader and expert on résumé development. You will walk away with a résumé that is sure to land you your next interview.

About the Workshop Leader
John R. Susko, in his distinguished 36 year professional career, has been a corporate executive, entrepreneur, and chief technologist. In 1993, Susko founded JRS Technology, where he was president and CEO. His responsibilities included research, development, and product certification of state-of-the art energy management systems for building lighting and controls, as well as financial, sales, and personnel aspects of the business. Prior to this, John Susko was a Senior Engineer / Development Manager with IBM, where he led numerous advanced technology engineering groups engaged in the research and development of advanced materials and product technologies critical to IBM. He also served as Technical Advisor to the Division Laboratory Director, responsible to develop a IBM strategic roadmap for electronic packaging technology and served as the technical liaison for the design and construction of an $86M State of the Art Engineering Product Development Facility. Before joining IBM, Mr. Susko taught chemistry at Broome Technical College. Susko has over 30 publications, including two in the IBM Journal of Research and Development and holds eight U.S. patents. During his Management tenure, his development groups activity led to over 300 key IBM patents.

Panel of Professionals

ECS presents Panel(s) of Professionals events as part of its professional development program. These events include guest speakers from different research sectors, among them industry, academia, and government, who discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of pursuing a career in their chosen field. Attendees have the opportunity to meet the speakers and engage in lively and effective question and answer segments.

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