UIC Athletic Alumni to Participate in Career Panel

Nick Dudziak at the 2011 Flames Career Panel

Nick Dudziak at the 2011 Flames Career Panel

April 13, 2012

CHICAGO - On Thursday, April 19, the UIC Life Skills program will feature alumni and supporters of UIC Athletics to provide insight and tips on career development in the second annual "Flames Career Panel." The event will begin at 7 p.m. CST at the JST Events Center.

The event will feature a diverse panel presentation and a question and answer session with UIC athletic alumni, supporters and Chicagoland business professionals. Panelists will describe their career paths, offer resume and networking tips, answer questions and field inquiries from the panel moderator.

"Providing guidance to our student-athletes as they lay out their career path is a key aspect of the Life Skills program at UIC," said Athletic Director Jim Schmidt. "We're grateful and excited to have the quality professionals and people who have agreed to serve on this panel. Former UIC student-athletes are a wonderful resource for current Flames."

The following panelists are scheduled to appear at the event:
Nick Triantafel (Baseball alum) - business development and sales - Director of Strategic Accounts for IBM
Andrea Milner (Basketball and Softball alum) - architecture and real estate development - Project Manager for Related Midwest
Joe Scott (Basketball alum) - healthcare and pharmaceutical sales - Currently works for Meda Pharmaceuticals
Cameron Monti (Track & Cross Country alum) - law - attorney and partner for Lavelle Law
Steve Smart (Hockey alum) - sales in automotive aftermarket -- partner and Director of Sales National Accounts for IDQ
LeKesha Williams (Basketball alum) - Chicago Public School system -- LeKesha serves as physical education teacher, athletic director and basketball coach at the Deneen School of Excellence.