From Allendale to Seattle: Microsoft engineer to discuss career path
Eric Maino, a Grand Valley alumnus and principal engineering lead at Microsoft, will visit Grand Valley October 1 to discuss his career journey from Allendale to Seattle.
Maino's presentation, "Love Your Work, Love Your Life," will take place at 4 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center on the Allendale Campus. The event is free and open to students, faculty and staff members.
Maino, from Jackson, graduated from Grand Valley in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in information systems. He has held several positions at Microsoft, including a role with Windows that required him to work in Europe for a summer. He is the recipient of a coveted Microsoft "Gold Star" for his work helping programmers and developers test software.
In 2009, he founded the Eric Maino Community Technology Award, a scholarship for Grand Valley students pursuing careers in computer science and information systems.
The event is part of an annual lecture series hosted by the School of Computing and Information Systems.
For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/cis.