Chicago Career Month 2014 - Hired! Fired! Tired!: Career Explorations and Transitions

UChicago Career Month: Talent Shows in Chicago

Cost: $10/person in advance; $15/person at the door

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration will be available at the event.

Alumni Career Services invites you to Chicago’s Career Month event: Hired! Fired! Tired!: Career Explorations and Transitions.

Join us for an important informal networking and information event featuring more than 40 professionals from corporations and organizations like Morningstar, Google, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Teach for America, Chicago History Museum, 1871, Heidrick & Struggles, and many more. They will share insights from their careers in such fields as finance, consulting, entrepreneurship, education, nonprofits, marketing and sales, advertising, law and government, and healthcare. There will also be experts who have focused specifically on career coaching and career transitions, including AARP, Flank5 Academy, Career Solutions, Inc., and Fox Coaching, Inc. Below is a list of confirmed professionals, experts, companies, and organizations.
Please check this page regularly for updates.

Register today!

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 6–8 p.m.
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Grand Ballroom A&B
71 East Upper Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois

6:00 p.m. Registration at the door
6:10 p.m. Welcome by Career Committee Chair, University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago
6:20 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Networking and Career Explorations with Professionals and Experts
8:00 p.m. Wrap-up 
Confirmed Professionals and Career Experts
Click HERE to review professional biographies, areas of expertise, and select previous affiliations.
James A. Bland (MBA'06), Principal, HCP & Company
Joseph Catalano (AB'99), First Vice President, UBS
Scott Cooley (AM'14), Director of Policy Research, previously CFO, Morningstar
Randy Joseph (MBA'85), Investment Advisor, Geneva Partners, LLD
Jeremy Liao (AB'10), Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs
John P. Swift (MBA'92), Partner and CIO, GSV Financial Group
Financial Research
Cara Esser, Strategist for Active Strategies Manager Research, Morningstar
Donald Chae (AM'00, PhD'03), Senior Vice President, Enterprise Productivity, Northern Trust 
Daniel Delaney (MBA '06), Director, HealthScape Advisors
Evan Trent (AB'02, MBA'06), Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Heidrick & Struggles
Teresa Ging (AB'00), Owner, Sugar Bliss
Karan Goel (AB'04, MBA'06), CEO and Founder, GetSet
Corey Hubbard, Founder, DreamHire
April Lane, Executive Director, Catapult Chicago
Russell Maki (MBA'95), President, Graphic Conservation Co.
Lakshmi Shenoy (AB'05), Business Development Director, 1871
Advertising, Marketing, and Sales
Trista Hannan (MBA'05), Head of Deal Desk, Morningstar
Kevin Hartman (MBA'98, MPP'98), Head of Industry, Google
Qin Zheng (SM'01, PhD'05), Product Specialist for Asset Allocation, Morningstar

Jeff Broom (MPP'08), Performance Data Analyst, Chicago Public Schools
Cindy Hallums (AM'07), Director of Community Partnerships, Teach for America
Kimberlee Pelster (AB'10), Manager, Teacher Leadership Development, Teach for America
Randy Adamsick, Director of Institutional Advancement, Chicago History Museum
Shannon Deamer, Senior Manager, Client Services and Recruiting, Careers in Nonprofits
Ryan Frank, Recruiter, Permanent Staffing Division, Careers in Nonprofits
Aviva Rosman (AB'10), Policy Analyst, Stand for Children
Carolyn Rusnak, Volunteer, Executive Service Corps
Yvette Schmidt, Director of Volunteer Resources, Executive Service Corps
Chelsea Thomas, Temporary Staffing Division Manager, Careers in Nonprofits 
Law and Government
Virginia Harding (JD'72), Of Counsel (Retired Partner), Gould and Ratner LLP and Adjunct Professor, John Marshall Law School
Renato Mariotti (AB'98), Assistant US Attorney, US Attorney's Office
Leslie Recht (AB'70), School, Park, and CHA Liaison for Alderman Fioretti, Chicago Municipal Government 
Career Resources/Transitions
Ann Brody, Career Coach and Owner, Career Solutions, Inc.
Todd Connor (MBA'07), Principal, Flank5 Academy
Laurinda Dodgen, Associate Director for Advocacy and Outreach, AARP
Howard Fox, Owner and President, Fox Coaching Inc.
Jessi Sheehan, Evolve Chicago, Founder and Stylist
Michael Zwell (AB'70), Co-Founder, Chancellor, and Professor, the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential
University of Chicago Alumni Association  
John A. Smetanka (AB'71), Board Member and Chair of Career Committee, University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago
Zachary Rus, Associate Director, Regional Programs
D. J. Marty, Development Associate, Regional Programs
Lucie Sandel, Associate Director, Career and Affinity Programs
Alexandria Schultz (AM'13), Development Associate, Career and Affinity Programs 

Event Contact
John Smetanka, AB'71

Staff Liaison
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13