Winter 2016 CMLLC FOREIGN LANGUAGE CAREER DAY

Thursday, February 11, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Hilberry Auditoriums A, B & C, 2nd Floor, Student Center

Photos from the Winter 2016 Career Day!


3:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Opening addresses by Anne Duggan (CMLLC Chair), Viviana Bonafede (Director of World Languages, Detroit Public Schools & President, Michigan World Language Association), Fadwa Hammoud (Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor & Board of Education Trustee for Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College), and Professor Thaddeus Radzilowski (Piast Institute).
 
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Workshops and informal meetings with representatives of a variety of Michigan-based companies and governmental agencies, including WSU language graduates.
 
The event will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

REPRESENTATIVES BY AREA OF SPECIALIZATION


AUTOMOTIVE

Brembo Brakes Systems 
Guglielmo Ferrabue, Global Commodity Manager 
Capex, Auxiliary, materials and Services
 
 
AVIATION AND AEROSPACE
Skypersonic, VP Car Studio NA
Giuseppe Santangelo, CEO
 
 
BUSINESS
aizoOn USA, Technology Consulting
Lawrence Wordé, Business Development Manager
 
Brembo North America, Inc. 
Caroline Fallara, Communications Manager
 
Clayton & McKervey 
Zeno Checchinato, Accountant
Clayton & McKervey specializes in business development for the Italian sector and helps American firms relocate to Europe and European firms relocate to Michigan.
 
Data Security Consulting
Nora Jarbou, Information Security Specialist
Assist in the implementation, setup, and management of Data Loss Prevention and Data Classification Software. Provide real world solutions to clients’ data-security challenges and create technical documentation to ensure efficient communication. 

Bridget Stonchus
Gilman Fellowship Recipient (Business), Summer 2015
WSU Russian Study Abroad Program Participant
Current Slavic Studies/Russian major
 
 
CAREER SERVICES
WSU Career Services
Nannette McCleary, Counselor in Career Development
 
 
CHEMISTRY
Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Professor Vladimir Chernyak
 
 
CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
Confucius Institute 
John Brender, Director 
Li Liang, Director
Jiawei (Jessica) Dong
Haiting (Vanessa) Xia
 
French American Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Salvadero, Executive Director 
 
International Institute
Nada Dalgamouni, Global Education Director 
The International Institute offers ethnic education and enrichment, foreign language classes, and interpretation and translation services.
 
International Visitors Council
Marian Reich, Director 
 
Piast Institute of Hamtramck
Prof. Thaddeus Radzilowski, President
Virginia Skrzyniarz, Executive Vice President
Piast Institute is a research center devoted to Polish and Polish American affairs and a Census Bureau Information Center (internships)
 
Polish-American Congress, MI Division
Walter Bankowski
Retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan
WSU Graduate
 
 
EDUCATION
American Language Master School, Denis Language School, English Life School, & Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ernest Barnett, ESL Instructor 
Current Slavic Studies/Russian major
 
Dearborn Public Schools & Henry Ford College
Fadwa Hammoud, Board of Education Trustee
 
The Hanley Harper Group, Inc.
Beata Chochla, President and Founder
Sarah Peters, HR and Compliance Director 
The group currently operates charter schools in Hamtramck and Waterford, with another planned for Oak Park.
 
World Languages in the Detroit Public Schools 
Viviana Bonafede, Director
MALL program graduate 
 
 
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Special Agent Paul Harris
 
Peace Corps
Michael Gall, Detroit Based Peace Corps Recruiter, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Micronesia, 2007-2009
Karyna Sitkowki, Peace Corps WSU Campus Ambassador
 
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Dionne Anderson, Supervisory Operations Support Specialist
Frank Castria, Community Relations Officer
George Lapastora, Immigration Services Assistant
Daniel Broughton, Section Chief
 
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Special Agent LaBrenda Williams
 
 
GRADUATE STUDIES
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Prof. Anne Duggan, Chair
Wayne State University
 
 
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan 
Walter Bankowski (retired)
WSU Graduate
 
 
INTERPRETATION & TRANSLATION
Castellana Immigration Law PLC
Elaria Essak, Spanish translator
 
Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network 
Evelyn Villarruel, President
 
University Translators 
Dona Atanasovska, Interpreting Department Manager
 
 
JOURNALISM
"Polish Times", a bilingual Polish-American weekly
Sebastian Szczepanski, Editor-in-Chief 
 
 
LAW
Castellana Immigration Law PLC
Elaria Essak, Spanish translator
 
Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office
Fadwa Hammoud, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor 
 
 
LIBRARY SCIENCE
Wayne State University
Karen Liston, Librarian
 
Hamtramck Public Library 
Katarina Quain, Children's Program Coordinator
Graduate student in Wayne State's University School of Library and Information Science 
2015 WSU Graduate, BA in Art History with a French Minor
 
 
MEDICINE
Henry Ford Hospital
Maria Chryczyk, Emergency Department 
2012 WSU Slavic Studies/Polish Graduate
 
St. John River District Hospital 
Amanda VanThomme, Data Entry Clerk
BA in Romance Languages - French & BA in English, Wayne State University
 
University of Michigan Hospitals
Rita Galin, MD, Interpreter/Medical Terminology Instructor/Lead Interpreter 
 
 
MATHEMATICS & TECHNOLOGY
Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University
Professor Vladimir Chernyak
 
Mango Languages
Amanda Kmetz, Human Resource Coordinator
Tony Casali, Academic Account Executive
Geraldine Chi, Academic Account Manager
Kimberly Cortes, Linguist
Amy Janczarek, Public Library Account Manager
 
WEDOO, Digital Creative Agency 
Elenia Rotundo, Digital Account Manager for the web portals for Alfa Romeo USA and Alfa Romeo Canada
 
 
SPORTS & FILM
Raymond Rolak, Sports Broadcaster and Filmmaker
WSU Graduate
 
 
STUDY ABROAD
American Language Master School, Denis Language School, English Life School, & Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ernest Barnett, ESL Instructor 
Current Slavic Studies/Russian major
 
Russian Study Abroad/Gilman Fellowship
Bridget Stonchus, Gilman Fellowship Recipient, Summer 2015
WSU Russian Study Abroad Program Participant, Summer 2015
Current Slavic Studies/Russian major
 
WSU Office of Study Abroad
Yuliya Harris, Marketing, Events Coordinator and General Advisor for OISS and Study Abroad
Slavic Studies/Russian graduate
Wayne State University
 
 
THEATER AND DANCE
Jill Dion, Adjunct Instructor, WSU Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
Program Director, Month in Moscow Study Abroad
Artistic Director, Motor City Cabaret, Musical Theatre Outreach 
 
 

REPRESENTATIVES BY LANGUAGE AREA


ARABIC
Fadwa Hammoud
Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor 
Board of Education Trustee, Dearborn Public Schools & Henry Ford College
 
 
CHINESE
John Brender
Director, Confucius Institute
Li Liang
Director, Confucius Institute
Jiawei (Jessica) Dong
Confucius Institute
Haiting (Vanessa) Xia
Confucius Institute
 
 
FRENCH
Katarina Quain
Children's Program Coordinator, Hamtramck Public Library
Graduate student in Wayne State's University School of Library and Information Science 
2015 WSU Graduate, BA in Art History with a French Minor
 
Stephanie Salvadero
Executive Director 
French American Chamber of Commerce
 
Amanda VanThomme
Data Entry Clerk, St. John River District Hospital
BA in Romance Languages - French & BA in English, Wayne State University
 
 
ITALIAN
Zeno Checchinato
Accountant
Clayton & McKervey
Clayton & McKervey specializes in business development for the Italian sector and helps American firms relocate to Europe and European firms relocate to Michigan.
 
Caroline Fallara
Communications Manager
Brembo North America, Inc. 
 
Guglielmo Ferrabue
Global Commodity Manager 
Brembo Brakes Systems 
Capex, Auxiliary, materials and Services
 
Nora Jarbou
Information Security Specialist
Data Security Consulting
Assist in the implementation, setup, and management of Data Loss Prevention and Data Classification Software. Provide real world solutions to clients’ data-security challenges and create technical documentation to ensure efficient communication. 
 
Elenia Rotundo 
Digital Account Manager for the web portals for Alfa Romeo USA and Alfa Romeo Canada
WEDOO, Digital Creative Agency 
 
Giuseppe Santangelo
CEO
Skypersonic, VP Car Studio NA
 
Lawrence Wordé
Business Development Manager
aizoOn USA, Technology Consulting
 
 
POLISH
Walter Bankowski 
Polish-American Congress, MI Division
Retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan
WSU Graduate
 
Beata Chochla
President and Founder
The Hanley Harper Group, Inc.
The group currently operates charter schools in Hamtramck and Waterford, with another planned for Oak Park
 
Maria Chryczyk
Emergency Department 
Henry Ford Hospital
2012 WSU Slavic Studies/Polish Graduate
 
Sarah Peters
HR and Compliance Director 
The Hanley Harper Group, Inc.
The group currently operates charter schools in Hamtramck and Waterford, with another planned for Oak Park
 
Prof. Thaddeus Radzilowski
President
Piast Institute of Hamtramck
Piast Institute is a research center devoted to Polish and Polish American affairs and a Census Bureau Information Center (internships)
 
Raymond Rolak
Sports Broadcaster and Filmmaker
WSU Graduate
 
Virginia Skrzyniarz
Executive Vice President
Piast Institute of Hamtramck
Piast Institute is a research center devoted to Polish and Polish American affairs and a Census Bureau Information Center (internships)
 
Sebastian Szczepanski
Editor-in-Chief 
"Polish Times", a bilingual Polish-American weekly
 
 
RUSSIAN
Ernest Barnett
ESL Instructor 
Denis Language School, American Language Master School, and English Life School, Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
Current Slavic Studies/Russian major
 
Professor Vladimir Chernyak
Departments of Chemistry & Mathematics, Wayne State University
 
Jill Dion
Adjunct Instructor, WSU Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, 
Program Director, Month in Moscow Study Abroad
Artistic Director, Motor City Cabaret, Musical Theatre Outreach
 
Rita Galin, MD
Interpreter/Medical Terminology Instructor/Lead Interpreter 
University of Michigan Hospitals
 
Karen Liston
Librarian
Wayne State University
 
Bridget Stonchus
Gilman Fellowship Recipient, Summer 2015
WSU Russian Study Abroad Program Participant
Current Slavic Studies/Russian major
 
 
SPANISH
Viviana Bonafede
Director, World Languages in the Detroit Public Schools 
MALL program graduate 
 
Elaria Essak
Spanish translator
Castellana Immigration Law PLC
 
Evelyn Villarruel 
Michigan State Court Certified Spanish/English Interpreter 
President, Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network
 
 
GENERAL (Not Language Specific)
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Prof. Anne Duggan, Chair
Wayne State University
 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Special Agent Paul Harris
 
International Institute
Nada Dalgamouni, Global Education Director 
The International Institute offers ethnic education and enrichment, foreign language classes, and interpretation and translation services
 
International Visitors Council
Marian Reich, Director 
 
Mango Languages
Amanda Kmetz, Human Resource Coordinator
Tony Casali, Academic Account Executive
Geraldine Chi, Academic Account Manager
Kimberly Cortes, Linguist
Amy Janczarek, Public Library Account Manager
 
Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network 
Evelyn Villarruel, President
 
Peace Corps
Michael Gall, Detroit Based Peace Corps Recruiter, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Micronesia, 2007-2009
Karyna Sitkowki, Peace Corps WSU Campus Ambassador
 
University Translators 
Dona Atanasovska, Interpreting Department Manager
 
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Dionne Anderson, Supervisory Operations Support Specialist
Frank Castria, Community Relations Officer
George Lapastora, Immigration Services Assistant
Daniel Broughton, Section Chief
 
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Special Agent LaBrenda Williams
 
WSU Career Services
Nannette McCleary, Counselor in Career Development
 
WSU Study Abroad
Yuliya Harris, Marketing, Events Coordinator and General Advisor for OISS and Study Abroad
2015 WSU Graduate with a BA in Slavic Studies/Russian
 

 

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