College of Basic and Applied Sciences Virtual Mentoring

 

Students,

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences has alumni and industry friends who have agreed to become virtual mentors for you!  These virtual mentors are available to the College of Basic & Applied Sciences majors to give career advice and answer questions via email (or skype when needed).  Our hope is that you will use this resource to find professionals that are already in the field you want to go into and ask them questions about what their job is like, how you can prepare now to get a job like theirs when you graduate, and get feedback as you pursue a career path.  This is not intended to give you people to ask for a job or to write your resume for you – they are simply available for career advice and insight into their professional field.  I encourage you to utilize these mentors and anticipate you will find this to be a valuable resource to help you in your career journey and your time at MTSU.       

With my very best wishes for your success.
 
Dr. Bud Fischer
Dean, College of Basic & Applied Sciences
 **If you are interested in becoming a virtual mentor or know someone who is, please email Nancy.miller@mtsu.edu a 3 sentence bio, headshot, and preferred email address and she will respond to you with information on the program.**

 Computer Science

Dave Bond
David Bond
BondDL@ornl.gov
David Bond  has a BS from MTSU in Computer Science.and has a MS from ETSU in Software Engineering. He is an Applications Manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory.  ORNL conducts basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. 
Joanne Eckton
Joanne Eckton
Joanne@JoanneEckton.com
Joanne is an independent consultant who focuses on helping IT leaders build work environments where people are inspired to deliver projects at their highest level. She has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience in leading global, virtual teams. She is an author & speaker, and is currently working with UBS to help them build the team in Nashville.

C Feltman

Christine Feltman
Christine.Feltman@torchtechnologies.com
Undergraduate at MTSU in Computer Science and Math Working in Huntsville since 1986, starting there with Intergraph and landing in Government Contracts and is currently working for a Medium-size Employee-Owned Business that is based in Huntsville.
 
 
                               Mike Feltman
 
Mike Feltman
Mike.Feltman@outlook.com
Undergraduate at MTSU in Computer Science, Minors in Physics and Math.  Masters Degree at University of Alabama Huntsville. Working in Huntsville since 1985, starting there with Intergraph and landing in Missile Defense. He is currently working in Huntsville for a Small Business that is based in Colorado Springs.
                              Chris Hefley
Chris Hefley
chris.hefley@leankit.com
Chris graduated from MTSU's Computer Science program in 1999. He went on to a 15-year career as a software developer, working on applications from factory automation to e-Commerce.  In 2009, he co-founded LeanKit, which has grown to over 100 employees and has become one of Nashville's most successful technology startups.  
Ryan Oberleitner
Ryan Oberleitner
Ryan.Oberleitner@gmail.com
After graduating from MTSU in 2004 with a computer science degree, I began my engineering career as a junior web developer in the Nashville area. I eventually went on to become a (Software) Domain Architect at local Fortune 100 Company. After deciding managerial roles weren’t for me, I shifted back to a more hands-on role at LeanKit where I'm a Senior Software Engineer working in the iOS and Android mobile development space.
 Andy Sisco

Andy Sisco
asisco72@bellsouth.net

I completed my B.S. in Computer Science in 1994.  I have spent 22 years building a career in IT, particularly in the healthcare industry around IT infrastructure and operations.  I am currently the Vice President of IT at AMSURG, a nationwide operator of >250 ambulatory surgery centers.
 
Gareth Stageman
Gareth Stageman
Gareth.stageman@ubs.com
Born in the UK. Spent most of my career as a developer building trading, risk, research and analytics systems for a number of investment banks and exchanges in UK, France and on Wall St. Moved to UBS from Deutsche Bank in 2014 where I was CIO for Credit and Proprietary Trading and built and ran Deutche Bank’s Software Engineering Center in North Carolina. Here at UBS,I am responsible for building our Nashville Technology Centre.
            NashDev
NashDev
https://nashdev-slack.herokuapp.com/
Nashdev Slack is an online collaboration tool for software development professionals, hobbyists, and students located in Middle Tennessee to communicate.  There are currently about 900+ members and many active people ready to help/mentor their fellow software developers and aspiring software developers. Click here to sign up. Once you've joined be sure to become a member of the following groups: #mtsu and #beginners_and_mentors. You can find a mobile app in both Itunes Store and Android App Store.
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