Recap: UW Oshkosh IS Club Networking Night - Amplify Oshkosh

Recap: UW Oshkosh IS Club Networking Night

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers more than 200 majors, minors and emphases along with over 180 student organizations. These student organizations can vary from academic related clubs, fraternity and sorority life, sports clubs, and even student governance. Amplify Oshkosh had the privilege to participate in a recent UW Oshkosh student led event through the Information Systems Club. This club provides a professional environment to learn about the Information Systems major, network with professionals in the field, and connect with fellow classmates.

On Tuesday, April 20th the IS Club held their 3rd Annual Networking Night from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. virtually through Collaborate Ultra. This event was managed by students within the IS Club and aimed to include all Information Systems, Computer Science and Interactive Web Management majors. The event kicked off with a Keynote presentation from Byron Franz, Special Agent with the FBI. Byron’s presentation, “Protecting Wisconsin from the Cyber Threat”, informed attendees of cybercrime activities happening right here, in our own community. Special Agent Franz shared his professional journey with students and how he has grown to be an expert in the area of cybersecurity.

Following the Keynote presentation, students had the opportunity to hear from from a panel of local technology experts. Amplify Oshkosh provided three panelists, Javad Ahmad, COO and President of Smart IS International, Joe Girard, Senior Business Developer of Wipfli, and Mark Zwick, Director of Enterprise Business Systems of Covetrus. The panel of Amplifiers discussed IT opportunities, types of IT/Digital positions available in the marketplace, and how students might navigate their future job search activities.

Lastly, students had the chance to network with the panelists & other professionals in attendance within virtual group rooms. Overall, the students had an opportunity to hear from local experts, as well as network with members of the business community to hear about their perspectives in regards to the marketplace and to meet potential future employers.