One of the primary goals of the UA Alumni Association Career and Professional Development Lab is to connect talented graduates with alumni employers, whether through high-tech webinars or face-to-face meetings.
For an example of the lab’s success, look no further than recent graduate Raul Graciano, who received a degree in mechanical engineering in May 2016. Graciano was looking for a job when he met Don Zipperian, PhD/MSE 1986, through a Career Lab meet-and-greet.
Zipperian is vice president of PACE Technologies, a Tucson-based metallography company. The two clicked; Graciano has been with the company for several months now, and Zipperian was grateful to hire a fresh grad with a continual passion for learning.
Photo: MSE alumnus Don Zipperian with recent College of Engineering alumnus Raul Graciano. (Courtesy of UA Alumni Association)