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Boston Career Month 2014
Learn how to network, the UChicago way

Cost: $10/person

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

Omni Parker House Hotel
60 School Street (at Tremont)
Boston, MA 02108

The Alumni Association in partnership with the UChicago Alumni Club of Boston invite you to attend our annual flagship Career Month event. This year, we will be gathering at the Omni Parker House in downtown Boston on November 13. Registration will open at 6:30pm, and the program will begin at 7.

Statistics show that close to 80% of all jobs are found through some form of networking, but networking is not a natural activity for the majority of people and many do not even know where to begin. We are going to approach this challenge the UChicago way - by discussing some of the academic research on human networks and how to navigate them. Then we'll move into some structured networking activities to allow you to put your new knowledge into practice right away. Of course, the whole event will be book-ended by time for cocktails and conversation with your fellow alums.


6:30 pm, Registration
7:00 pm, Networking How-To
7:30 pm, Structured Networking Rounds
8:15 pm, Open Networking and Cocktails


Confirmed Speakers

Adam de Sola Pool (AB'81)

Adam, as a venture capitalist has founded over twenty renewable energy and environmental companies in central Europe. He invested through Environmental Investment Partners which was funded by family and HNW investor money.  As the former Chairman of the AmCham Energy & Environment Committee he acted as a liaison between America and Poland on energy issues.  Adam has been presented the Cleantech Investment Forum Pioneer Prize for his work in central Europe.

Adam has been a founder investor and Board Member of Somasdro (Croatian PV developer), Beta Park (Bulgarian PV park), GoldenSun (Slovak solar equipment developer), Continental Wind Partners (wind across central Europe), Greenfield Wind (Polish wind developer) Praterm SA (district heating Poland), Espirotia (biogas in Poland), GazVest (gas in Romania), and  an early stage investor in: Lebz Wind Farm (wind farm in Poland),  PolAqua (construction Poland), Organica (waste water Hungary), Korte (waste water Hungary), Tallina Vesi (water Estonia), Detox (solid waste management in Slovakia), and Prochem (engineering Poland).

Adam tries to inculcate a commitment to a triple bottom line (people, planet and profits) into all his energy and environmental infrastructure projects.

Prior to Adam’s environment and renewable energy investment focus he was President of NFI Fortuna (1995-1997), Senior Banker of EBRD (1992-1995), and an associate in Salomon Brothers’ M&A Department (1988-1992).

Adam has a Masters Degree from the MIT Sloan School (1988), a BA from the University of Chicago (1981), and graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover (1976).  Adam is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Since returning to Cambridge Mass in late 2013, Adam has been a mentor at TechStars, MIT Venture Mentors and other organizations.  He has helped bring central European startups to the Boston area for funding, strategic development and market expansion.  He has also continued his passion for seed stage investment in the energy and environment sectors.

Event Contact
Lauren Ortosky AB'09

Staff Liaison
Alexandria Schultz, AM'13


Event Information
Thursday, Nov 13 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm [ iCal ]
Omni Parker House Hotel, Parker's Bar
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108

Look Who's Coming:
Guest of Caroline DeVane
Zoe Billman
Caroline DeVane
John Freese
Sharon Gentges MacNulty
Keith Gillette
Rachel Hall
Jing He
Timothy Howington
Andrew Lewis
Ward Lopes
Patrick Manning
Christine McKeon
Edward Minn
Lauren Ortosky
Koren Phillips
Joseph Poczatek
Harvind Raman
Ilya Shestopalov
Katharine Snyder
Sok Soh
Dirk Stammnitz
Lan Tong
Svetla Tzenova
Christopher Wand
David Wang
UChicago Boston
Mara Werner
Christine Williams
Natalie Wright
... a total of 30 guests.