Chicago Career Month 2015

Hired! Fired! Tired!: Career Explorations and Networking

$10 Advance Ticket, $15 at the Door. Free Admission for 2015 Graduates.

Registration is now closed. Walk-in admission will be available at the door.

In November, the Alumni Club of Chicago, along with clubs in 10 other cities, will participate in Career Month. These annual events connect alumni with each other and demonstrate the power of the UChicago alumni network.

Join us for an important informal networking and career exploration event featuring more than 20 executives and professionals from corporations and organizations like Wrigley, Northwestern Mutual, the Museum of Science and Industry, CNA, MATTER Chicago, Datascope Analytics, and many more.  They will share insights from their careers in such fields as consulting, technology, entrepreneurship, nonprofits, marketing and sales, finance, executive search, and healthcare.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Grand Ballroom A&B
71 East Upper Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois

6:30 p.m. Registration at the door
6:40 p.m. Welcome by Career Committee Chair, University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago
6:50 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Networking and Career Explorations with Professionals and Experts
8:30 p.m. Wrap-up

Confirmed Career Experts:

Click HERE to review professional biographies, areas of expertise, and select previous affiliations. [PDF download]

Advertising, Marketing, and Sales
Joseph Groot (MBA'15), Director of Sales and Marketing, Farm Creative Parlour
John Kenny (PhD'00), Chief Strategy Officer, FCB Chicago
Libby Morse (AB'79), Senior Vice President and Creative Director, LipmanHearne
Wendy Rosploch, Senior Director of Digital Platforms, McDonald's
Nora Schlesinger (MBA'13), Research Director, MotiveQuest
Frank Thometz (MBA'89), Head of Marketing, Tootsie Roll

Adam Gerber, Lecturer, UChicago Masters Program in Computer Science

Kavita Kapadia (AM'04, PhD'07), Managing Director, Urban Education Institute

Jason Blumberg (MBA'05), CEO & Managing Director, Energy Foundry
Navid Tehrani, Health Physicist, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Derin Alemli (MBA'11), Founder & CEO, Downbeats; Founder & CEO Square Roots Kitchen

Finance/Financial Services
Larry Berlin (AB'89, MBA'94), Vice President, First Analysis
Joseph Bernstein (AB'96), Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Prentice Butler (AB'02), Director of Constituent Relations, Office of Alderman William Burns, 4th Ward
Shannon McNeil (AM'11), Deputy Director of Public Affairs, Office of Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger

Carson Pickens, Vice President, Aetna Exchange Solutions at bswift
Jonathan Weiss (MBA'00, MD'01), Founder & CEO at at MATTER Chicago

Nonprofits, Foundations, & Museums
Jaime Guzman, Executive Director, Taproot Foundation
Gary Metzner, Senior Vice President, Sotheby's
Betsy Rubinstein (AM'10), Associate Director of Strategic Development, Heartland Alliance
Unmi Song (AB'82, MBA'86), President, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Patricia Ward (PhD'88), Director of Science Exhibitions and Partnerships, Museum of Science and Industry

Research and Development
Olivier Lescop, Senior Manager of Global Sensory, Wrigley

Technology & Data Science
Nick Bowman (AB'05), Analytics Consultant, CNA
Paul Keyser, Software Engineer, Google
Ramani Natarajan (SM'02), Solution Principal, Slalom Consulting
Bo Peng (SB'10, SM'12), Data Scientist, Datascope Analytics

Staff Liaison
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13