IEEE R2 Student Workshop "How to be selected for the job you want"


Applying for positions can be intimidating and lead to more rejections than you thought possible.  Likewise, you may interview for several positions and find you are settling for second or third choice.

Hiring managers are flooded with resumes, many of which look alike.  Our presenters will be discussing what they see when screening potential resumes and what makes one stand out as desirable.  Remember, the purpose of a resume is to get an interview and the purpose of the interview is not always to get an offer.  It should also be an evaluation of whether this is the right move to start your professional career.

From the HR perspective, it is how to get past the first 30 seconds of scanning resumes.
From the Hiring Manager, it is how to find the person you want from 100 other candidates.
This should complement what College Placement Offices provide.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 09 Apr 2022
  • Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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You must register to receive connection information.  The Workshop will be on Zoom

  • Starts 07 March 2022 06:00 AM
  • Ends 09 April 2022 08:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Rajneeta Basantkumar Rajneeta Basantkumar of Northrop Grumman


Neeta Basantkumar is the Process Engineering Manager for Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Technology Labs. In her role, she manages assembly and reliability process engineers to make sure quality products are delivered.

She is part of the ATL’s recruitment committee which is committed to hiring talent for the foundry’s growth. You may know, Neeta from IEEE USA East WIE Forums. She has co-chaired a couple of years and has been on the steering committee since 2017.

Prior to NG, Neeta worked at Lockheed Martin as a Research Engineer after completing her Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP) rotations.

Neeta has a professional degree from Columbia University, masters from University of Minnesota, and bachelors from Widener University all in Electrical Engineering.

Matt Hicks Matt Hicks of Northrop Grumman


Matt Hicks is the Director of Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Technology Labs. ATL Semiconductor Foundry designs, fabricates, packages, and tests discriminating microelectronic devices that provide enabling system capabilities for defense applications. The ATL Semiconductor Foundry has been delivering microelectronics for over 50 years with annual deliveries exceeding 1,200,000 devices per year leveraging over 500 staff.

Hicks previously held positions within NG as a Program Manager for Space Payloads and Program Manager for Microelectronics. Through his career, he has supported programs ranging from fiber optic laser detonators, weak-link sensors, DMEA Trusted Foundry programs, semiconductor heterogeneous integration, advanced-node semiconductor development & integration, digital drop-on-demand printing technology and several restricted programs. Commonality is providing facilitation and program management support to bring nationally strategic programs from R&D maturity into scaled production. Hicks received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering / Microelectronic Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. degree from Temple University.