Seattle Alumni Get Together

June 12, 2009

Seattle is a city brimming with die-hard coffee drinkers, but it's also home to many active members of the INI alumni community. Coincidence? Sure, our hard-working students have spent many a night running on caffeine, but our connection to Seattle is more closely aligned with the major Carnegie Mellon recruiters in the region, including Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon and Google. 

To touch base with our regional alumni, the INI hosted a reception on June 4 at Microsoft headquarters. The turnout was excellent, with over 30 alumni attending, in addition to guests, faculty and staff. Also in attendance were the INI Director, Dena Haritos Tsamitis, and our Microsoft host, Kostas Mallios, General Manager, Rich Media Group.

The enjoyable evening offered the opportunity to reconnect with classmates and network with many others. Attendees included both recent alumni from the Class of 2009 and alumni who have long become established in the workplace. Those who were familiar with Seattle were quick to share their local knowledge with people new to the area.

The Seattle alumni reception was one of several regional alumni events scheduled in recent months as the INI counts down to its 20th anniversary celebration, which is to take place in 2010.

Pictured: Ankini Shah (MS17), INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis, and Abhijit Deshmukh (MS16). Ankini and Abhijit, who met at the INI and were both recruited by Microsoft, were married earlier this year.

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