Registration for Career Summit 2018 is now closed. Students who are interested in attending but have not registered are welcome to stop by the registration table in the Hicks Student Center atrium before the session they would like to attend. Walk-ins will be accepted as space permits, especially on Saturday. See the Career Summit schedule online by clicking on ‘Agenda.’
A distinguished group of alumni will join Silicon Valley executives and venture capitalists for Career Summit 2018. The event is two days of practical preparation April 6 and 7 at the Hicks Student Center for Life after K. Timasha Woods ’07, a global human resources business partner at Amgen, concludes our series of features highlighting our speakers for the event.
Timasha Woods ’07
Global Human Resources Business Partner, Amgen
Timasha Woods ’07 decided early that her choice of work needed to suit her ever-evolving interests in food, global travel, servant leadership and random adventures. Working in the human resources (HR) field continues to suit those interests and afford her the opportunity to help others effect change within large, complex companies.
She has provided her quirky brand of HR support to a myriad of client types, including but not limited to, unionized employees, sales teams, decorated army generals, and currently, vice and senior vice presidents including one former surgeon general of the United States. She attributes her continued interest and success in the field to her willingness to go where the experience is and partnering closely with her clients to understand the business.
Timasha is currently working with Amgen, a biopharmaceutical company based in Thousand Oaks, California. The company is comprised of 20,000 global employees whose mission, simply and elegantly stated, is to serve patients. Timasha earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Kalamazoo College.
Timasha is scheduled to speak during the following sessions of Career Summit 2018:
- Thriving as a Woman in the Workplace, 10 a.m. April 7
- Tips for Bringing Your Identity to Work, 10:45 a.m. April 7
- Mentoring Matters: What You Gain from Trusted Advisers, 11:30 a.m. April 7
- Charting Your Course: How to Make the Most of the Career Summit, 1:30 p.m. April 7
Other Scheduled Speakers
- Bill Duane ’94, retired superintendent of well-being, Google
- Brad O’Neill ’93, CEO and co-founder, Depot Global Inc.
- Carolyn DeWitt ’04, president and executive director of Rock the Vote
- Drew Dumsch ’90, founder and president/CEO of The Ecology School
- Ed Hortelano ’83, global vice president of research and development at Loparex
- Esperanza Cantú ’11, project leader in the Data Planning and Evaluation Division at the Detroit Health Department
- Hilmon Sorey, managing director at ClozeLoop
- Janete Perez, co-founder at Present
- Kris Davidson, business owner, Kris Davidson Photography
- Lindsey Haswell, co-founder and executive VP at Depot Global Inc.
- Mike Soenen ’92, partner at Valor Equity Partners