Chicago Career Month 2016

Hired! Fired! Tired!: Career Explorations and Networking

Cost: $10/person in advance; $15/person at the door; complimentary for 2016 UChicago graduates

Online registration is now closed.  However, you are more than welcome to register onsite at 1871 on the evening of November 16.

Look who's coming

During November 2016, the Alumni Club of Chicago, along with clubs in 10 other cities, will participate in several Career Month events. These events connect alumni with each other and demonstrate the power of the UChicago alumni network.

Join us in Chicago for an evening of networking and informal career discussions with more than 20 professionals from select corporations, startups, and organizations like Havas Worldwide, Publicis Media, Purple Binder, Chicago Innovation Exchange, Hyde Park Angels, ContextMedia Health, Baxalta, Pro Bono Network, Dev Bootcamp, Streetwise, Metis, and more. They will share insights from their careers in such fields as advertising, marketing, consulting, legal, executive recruitment, technology, entrepreneurship, nonprofits, finance, and healthcare.

In highlighting our venue this year, we are delighted to have three resident entrepreneurs from 1871 participating in the event: Mobolaji Akintunder (Peoplevine), Euler Bropleh (VestedWorld), and Cameron Croft (Youtopia). They can discuss their initiatives as well as their experiences with Chicago’s premier center for technology and entrepreneurship.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Confirmed Participants

Advertising, Marketing, and Sales
Joe Griffith (AB’03), Global Operations Director, Publicis Media, LinkedIn
Pat Swindle (AB’71, AM’73), Group Strategy Director, Havas Worldwide, LinkedIn

Heather Brown, Founder and Owner, Heather Brown Coaching, LinkedIn
Lindsey Cartee (AM’12), Assistant Vice President, Community Counseling Services, LinkedIn

Mobolaji Akintunder (AB’02), Founder, Peoplevine, LinkedIn
Jeff Cohen Co-Founder, GoLearnToCode, LinkedIn
Wolfgang Connell (AB’14), Assistant Director, Programming, Chicago Innovation Exchange, LinkedIn
Cameron Croft, Founder and CEO, Youtopia, LinkedIn
Joe Flesh (AB’12), CEO, Purple Binder, LinkedIn
Alex Niemczewski (AB’09), CEO and Co-Founder, BallotReady, LinkedIn
Aviva Rosman (AB’10, AM’16), COO and Co-Founder, BallotReady, LinkedIn

Executive Recruitment
Linda Burtch, Managing Director and Founder, Burtch Works. LinkedIn
Katelyn Kye (AB’94, JD’99), Managing Director, Major, Lindsey, and Africa, LinkedIn

Alida Miranda-Wolf (AB’14), Associate Manager, Hyde Park Angels, LinkedIn

Ashlee Gabrysch
(AB'07 MPP'13), Financial Research Analyst, Cook County Government, LinkedIn


Mary Geiger (MBA / MPP’09), Group Manager, Baxalta, LinkedIn
Elizabeth Shelly, Area Vice President, Employee Benefits Strategist and Senior Consultant Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, LinkedIn

Legal Services
Donna Peel, Executive Director and Founder, Pro Bono Network, LinkedIn

Life Style and Wellness
Becca Barish
(MSW'13), Head of Wellness Program, The Second City

Media and Communications

Fiona McLaren (MFA’04), Owner, McLaran Photographic, LinkedIn
Emily Moss (AB’10), Senior Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp, LinkedIn

Julia Youngquist, CEO, Streetwise, LinkedIn

Technology and Data Science
Ten Chu
(MBA'05), IT Director, Digital Products, Zoro US, LinkedIn
Laurie Skelly (PhD’12), Senior Data Scientist, Metis, LinkedIn


Staff Contact
Lucie Sandel