ACET mentoring events Nov. 8 & 9 for juniors and seniors

Students in the Ira A. Fulton College will have the opportunity to be mentored by successful professionals as part of the college's Advancement Council for Engineering and Technology (ACET) conference November 8 and 9.

ACET members are friends and alumni of the college that have a wide variety of professional and leadership experiences.  Many have served as CEOs, vice presidents or founders of their companies. 

ACET members in attendance at the 2012 conference include: 

  • Peter Huntsman, CEO, Huntsman Corp.
  • David Weidman, former Chairman and CEO, Celanese
  • Mary Peery, former senior vice president, Hewlett-Packard
  • Doug Welling, CEO, Jacobsen Construction
  • John Bunting, CEO, Precorp Inc. 
  • Myron Jones, former president and CEO of NMB Technologies
  • Cal Alexander, former VP Global Operations, BD Medical
  • Nancy & Doug Ferrell, founder and president, respectively, Patrell Engineering
  • Clayton Patch, Process Engineering Manager, IM Flash Technologies
  • ...and many other similarly accomplished individuals and their spouses.

Students can participate in two events:


Mentoring Dinner--Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:00-9:00 p.m., 3220 WSC

Seniors, graduate students and their spouses, if applicable, are invited to attend a dinner where they are personally mentored at the table by an ACET member from their discipline. Dinner will be followed by two 35-minute breakout sessions where students can ask ACET members questions about a variety of topics. Dress is professional. 


Networking Activity--Friday, November 9, 2012 12:00-1:00 p.m., Clyde Building Lounge

Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students in the college are invited to a special networking event.  Networking is an essential skill for professionals.  The ACET members will provide students with feedback on how to successfully navigate networking and interviewing.  Light appetizers will be served, dress is business casual.

For more information, please contact Krista Tripodi, communications manager, at or (801) 422-3948.


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