Charlotte Career Month 2014

Navigating Transitions: From Board Room to Boutique and Sinologist to Storyteller

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

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

Transitions can be bittersweet, bringing together challenges of survival and rewarding accomplishments  – whether from student to employee, single life to marriage or professional world to retirement. Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on Navigating Transitions facilitated by Booth School Alumnus Eric Emerson (MBA ’97), currently the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for AMI and board member of the N.C. Alumni Club.

Eric will engage several University of Chicago Alumni and Friends in an enlightening program focusing on firsthand experiences with transition, including Lisa Struckmeyer (MBA) who segued from business to raising a family of three back to business; Jeff Meyer (Ph.D.)  a  former Professor of Religious Studies whose retirement inspired him to take up his pen to write novels; and Tom Gill, a partner with Charlotte-based staffing firm, CEO Inc., who will offer insights into the current employment landscape and creative ways for job-seekers to make themselves more marketable.
Join us for a delightful evening of drinks, refreshments and discussion! For more information, contact Career Chair Jennifer Woods Parker (M.A. ’78) at

Register today!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Charlotte City Club
121 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Directions to the City Club can be found here. Guests are welcome to park in a "Reserved for City Club Members" parking space in the garage located at 116 West 4th Street on levels 2.5, 3, and 3.5. Bring you parking ticket to the front desk of the city club to be validated at no cost.

Event Schedule
6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Panel Discussion
7:30-8:30 pm
Networking Reception

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

Confirmed moderator:

  • Eric Emerson, MBA ’97 Vice President, Corporate Development Associated Materials

Confirmed panelists:

  • Lisa Struckmeyer, MBA ’95 Optimization Officer, Center for Applied Cognitive Studies
  • Jeff Meyer, AM ’69, PhD 73 UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus and novelist
  • Tom Gill, Partner with Charlotte-based staffing firm, CEO Inc.

Staff Liaison
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13