Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Navigating a Career in Silicon Valley
Drexel led the nation by requiring all students to own a personal computer in 1984. In 2000 we became the first major university to operate a fully wireless campus. No wonder many Drexel students set their sights on Silicon Valley.
But, how do you know if the start-up life is right for you? And, when is the right time to make a career move? How do political and economic factors in the region impact the tech sector?
Join Drexel alumni and friends for an engaging discussion with three of our own headline-makers:
- James L. Bean ’91, trustee, former vice president of retail at Apple Inc. and western regional vice chair of The Campaign for Drexel
- John McCool ’82, senior vice president and chief platform officer of Arista Networks
- Lily Kao Mei, ’92, mayor of Fremont, California and former tech-sector executive
Following the discussion, enjoy light refreshments and explore museum exhibits that include autonomous vehicles, a hacker demo lab, and the interactive “One Word” exhibition, a multiformat project focused on what it takes to start and build a company.
Families are welcome to attend. The museum is recommended for children of middle-school age or older.
History of InSites
Drexel is gaining momentum in its $750 million fundraising campaign — the most ambitious in University history. Drexel InSites brings the Campaign to locations across the country by celebrating alumni change-agents who have pioneered new technologies and business models. These leaders embody the Campaign’s bold assertion: The Future Is a Place We Make.
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