In March, 2006, SDM held the first of three annual business trips – week-long sessions that bring together the program's distance, commuter, and full-time on-campus students for a series of speakers sessions, workshops, and panel discussions.
One of the week's highlights was an SDM alumni panel focused on career progression. Members included four distinguished SDM alumni – Bank of America Vice President of Global Wealth Management Mesbah
Haque, SDM '04; Sun Microsytems Director of Engineering Worldwide Operations, Volume Systems Product Group, Steve Klosterman, SDM '98; France Telecomm R&D Engagement Manager Sylvie Bokshorn, SDM '00, and OzRoot's Chief Technology Office Tim Root, SDM '98. SDM student Dhiman Bhattacharjee, acted as moderator.
Audience members discussed their career progression before and after SDM and how SDM has benefited their employers.