This panel is for students and professionals who transition from school to their first jobs and shape their career paths. There will be discussions concerning different ways to adjust as an early career professional without being overwhelmed about the process.


Doyin Oladimeji is an Assistant Structural Engineer for Hazen and Sawyer. She has a degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. Doyin started her career 6 years ago in the Construction industry where she managed field work coordination day to day. She has recently transitioned to design of water structures which I’ve been in for almost a year.

Alexis is a 2018 graduate from Duke University with a BS. in Mechanical Engineering. She spent her first 3 years working for UPS, and has spent the last year working for Southern Company, the umbrella company over Georgia Power. She has worked in a variety of specialties, including robotics, automation, logistics optimization and mechanical design roles.

Somto Okeke currently serves as the Finance Chair for the NSBE Atlanta Professionals. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of West Georgia, as well as a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Kennesaw State University, where he also served as the President of KSU’s NSBE chapter. He began his career as a Manufacturing Engineer at Pratt &Whitney, and currently works as a Manufacturing Design Engineer at Apple in Cupertino, California.

Praise C. Is the current college initiative chair for the NSBE Atlanta professionals. She graduated from the university of west Georgia with a degree in Information Systems and a certification in data analytics.
She’s currently a Technical Project Manager at Visa Inc.