Navigating the ups and downs of entering the professional workforce after graduation can be rewarding and sometimes challenging. Students and alumni are invited to hear from the alumni panel sharing their transition from CSUSM student to career professional.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Noon - 1:00pm
Virtual (Zoom link to be sent to registrants)
Louis Adamsel is a first generation college student that graduated from California State University San Marcos majoring in Communication and minoring in Ethnic Studies. During his time in school he served in the Army with the California National Guard and spent time volunteering around the North County San Diego area with his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. In the year of 2017-18, Louis Adamsel was elected by students and served as the student government president for Associated Students Inc.
Currently Louis Adamsel is employed by CSUSM and he works in the Emergency Management Department as a Business Continuity Analyst. This role deals with helping the university respond to emergencies and assist departments in making important resiliency plans to keep business operations running. Alongside of work, Louis Adamsel also sits on the Alumni Association board and is a graduate student at San Diego State University pursuing a Master’s of Science in Homeland Security.
Alex Caratti graduated from CSUSM in 2017 with a BS in Applied Physics and minors in Math and Spanish. While pursuing his studies, he also found time to be involved in campus: volunteering on O-Team, co-founding the Sustainability Club, serving as ASI Representative for Sustainability, officer of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, SPC member and chair, and Outdoor Adventure Coordinator at Campus REC. He says this involvement did the most to enrich his time at CSUSM.
Since graduating, Alex has been working for the last three years at the cutting edge of the semiconductor industry; literally upgrading the machines that are driving forward Moore’s Law. In this role as Senior Plasma Quality Upgrades Engineer at ASML, he's been able to travel the world, pursue mastery over this incredible machine, and interact with co-workers from all different backgrounds. He looks forward to the easier futures that new technologies can create for us!
Neacy Contreras is currently Senior Business Systems Analyst for Greenwich Biosciences, a pharmaceutical company located in Carlsbad, CA. As part of this role, Neacy plays a critical role to ensure that the portfolio of global Commercial applications continue to receive excellent operational support.
Most recently, Neacy worked at Illumina, inc, a biotechnology company leading the genomics space. Her role was under the Commercial Operations function, where she assisted in managing several systems. Because her role was global, she collaborated with all regions and different departments to streamline processes. She supported teams such as: Inside Sales, Global Information Services, Master Data Governance, Identity & Access Management, Service & Support, Sales Enablement, Sales Operations, etc. Her responsibilities include account management, user management, and system implementation.
Neacy graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a B.S. in Business Administration - Management in Spring 2020.