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Alex Bratton to Mentor Students at the University of Illinois Engineer in Residence Program

November 3, 2011

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

Lextech CEO, Alex Bratton, will participate in the University of Illinois Engineer In Residence (EIR) program this evening in room 2405 of the Siebel Center from 5:00-6:00pm. Hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, EIR gives students the opportunity to interview a successful engineer and University of Illinois alumnus about what it is like to be an engineer in today’s workforce and to share valuable lessons learned.

Examples of some questions that will be answered at tonight’s event:

  • You have also founded and been CEO of other companies. What are the biggest risks involved in starting your own company? For current students, would you advise working at a start-up verses a major corporation after graduation?
  • How important is it for students to step outside of their department and take classes in other fields?  Can you name some of the classes you took while you were here? How were you able to apply those classes that were outside of ECE to your career?
  • For new engineering students, as you look at startups, research, and internships, what do you think these students should be sure not to miss in their four years of undergrad?

University of Illinois students can register for tonight’s EIR event here.

Bratton will also host office hours tomorrow for individual mentoring sessions from 9:15-11:00am in room 2235 of the Siebel Center at the University of Illinois.