OR in practice. A speed-networking activity for graduate students with advise from industry experts.
During this activity, graduate students will have the opportunity to discuss with representatives of companies developing and applying OR tools. They will learn of what methodologies and software are being developed and get a peak of how OR is approached in industry versus how it's approached in academia. The event starts with each representative giving a brief presentation to all participants about their company and what they do. Then, participants will be grouped in small teams. Each team will have approximately ten minutes with each of the representatives for a Q & A exchange . This activity will be followed by a networking cocktail among all participants and industry partners for further discussion and contact information exchange. A $10 participation fee will be charged for this activity. Space is limited so we encourage students to register as early as possible and to start preparing their business cards.