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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.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

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

Consulting
Adam Gerber, Lecturer, UChicago Masters Program in Computer Science

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

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

Entrepreneurship
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

Government
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

Healthcare
Carson Pickens, Vice President, Aetna Exchange Solutions at bswift
Jonathan Weiss (MBA'00, MD'01), Founder & CEO at HealthEngine.com 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
amschultz@uchicago.edu
 

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Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Thursday, Nov 12 2015 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, Grand Ballroom, 6th Floor
71 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Look Who's Coming:
Guest of Charmaine Owens
Guest of Chenyu Qiu
Guest of Dr. Timothy Kelly
Guest of J. Taub
Guest of John Herrmann
Guest of Lawrence Bilello
Guest of Lawrence Bilello
Guest of Marie Solola
Guest of Michelle Paris
Guest of Veerbala Chaudhary
Mohammad Abdeljalil
Said Abid
Amy Abramson
Christian Adames
Northwestern University, Dept. of Medical Social Sciences
Donna Adler
Heather Afra
Heather Ahrenholz
Alexander Akhter
Adrian Aldana
Derin Alemli
Downbeats; Square Roots Kitchen
Clifford Allen
Murray Alscher
Brigitte Anderson
Amarendra Anumakonda
Amber Arthur Eckler
Yuta Asano
Patricia Balbas
Dominic Bardele
David Barich
Larry Berlin
Joseph Bernstein
Eliza Betteridge
Lawrence Bilello
Barbara Blake
Jason Blumberg
Energy Foundry
Derek Bly
Mary Bober
Fili Bogdanic
Marilyn Bogusz
Nicholas Bowman
CNA
John Bretscher
Philip Bretton
Symone Buckner
Tricia Burkard
Brigid Burt
Sheila Burt
Prentice Butler
Office of Alderman Willian Burns, 4th Ward
Andrew Carr
James Carroll
Matthew Cason
Accenture
Veerbala Chaudhary
Elizabeth Cheng
Derek Christensen
Kevin Clifford
Maura Connors
Mark Cornell
Nereida Corona
Marvin Cortez
PepsiCo
Sheila Courington
Bradley Crawford
Ikumi Crocoll
Alvaro Cruz
Sheila D'Cruz
Sayuri Daley
Areade Dare
TransMarket Group
Adita Das
UIC
Jasmine Davila
Alumni Club of Chicago
Juan Davila
Guest of Dennis Korneff Davis-korneff
Janette DeFelice
Jesus Diaz
Michael Dionisio
Stephen Doherty
Lauren Doig
Kyle Dolan
Aniss Driss
Elizabeth Durkin
Rebecca Edwards
Nicholas Epstein
Kristin Espinosa
Elc Estrera
Bonnie Fan
Jay Feuerstein
Patrick Figliozzi
Alexander Filipowicz
Briana Flanagan
Thomas Fransen
Brian Fujii
Joshua Fuller
Adam Gerber
UChicago Masters Program in Computer Science
Jeffrey Gersch
Emily Giangrande
Thomas Giella
Korn Ferry
Karen Goodgold
Julia Gritsuk
Joseph Groot
Farm Creative Parlour
Jaime Guzman
Taproot Foundation
Sheila Haennicke
Katharine Hannaford
Ralina Harper
Rifat Hasina
Ashley Hawn
Yan Mary He
John Herrmann
Aaron Hill
Alicia Hilton
Anthony Hirschel
Ji Yea Hong
Kei Hotoda
Xinyi Huang
Ryan Huffman
Agnes Hyde
Therapeutic Proteins
Clark Hyde
University of Chicago
Katherine Jackson
Anurag Jaiswal
Walter James
Jingwei Jiang
Deena John
Harold Johnson
Daphne Kao
Kavita Kapadia
Urban Education Institute
Michael Kasper
Amy Katz
Melissa Kauck
Dr. Timothy Kelly
TKelly Consulting, LLC
John Kenny
Laura Kenton
Paul Keyser
Google
Soowan Kim
Alexey Kochemirovskiy
Bogdan Konsur
Karyl Kopaskie
Dennis Korneff
Anna Korsunska
Mark Koziel
Jane Kuk
Alicia Lancaster
Courtney Lanie
Angela Lawson
Xuan Le
Hanna Lee
NaYoung Lee
Olivier Lescop
Wrigley
Amy Li
Jacob Li
Jiabei Li
Jiabei Li
Bertrand Liechtenstein
Ian Liew
William Lindquist
Sean Livelsberger
Derek Luangrath
Desiree Lynch
Jennifer Ma
Nathan Ma
University of Chicago
Kerri Malone
Benjamin Marcus
Melinda Markert
Christine Marshall
Laura Martinez
Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley
Benjamin McDonald
Andrew McManus
Shannon McNeil
Gary Metzner
Sotheby's
Robert Meyer
Michael Mikulski
Naomi Mine
Tyler Morris
Verde Sustainable Solutions
Elizabeth Morse
Ana Mrejeru
Shirley Mui
Ramani Natarajan
Ramani Natarajan
Slalom Consulting
Sherri Nelson
Roundtree Capital Corp.
Chi Nguyen
Shaun O'Berry
Nil Oktem
Lauren Ortosky
Paul Otto
Charmaine Owens
Edgar Pal
Michelle Paris
Ingrid Pavilanis
Christina Peck
Tamiko Peete
Bo Peng
Datascope Analytics
Carlos Penikis
Sebastien Pere
Samuel Peterson
Chau Pham
Morningstar
Jack Phillips
Carson Pickens
Aetna Exchange Solutions at bSwift
Leslie Prellwitz
Jacob Purcell
Mohammed Qasim
Chenyu Qiu
University of Chicago
Kariyushi Rao
Ferpa Registrant
Mark Robinson
Wendy Rosploch
McDonald's
Betsy Rubenstein
Heartland Alliance
Lynda Russo
Angelique Salib
Alicja Santos
Courtenay Savage
US Department of Health and Human Services
Robert Scarpaci
Nora Schlesinger
Sarah Schutz
Anne Schwaab
Attorney
Karen Selking
Susan Silverman
Jeffrey Simnick
Craig Skarpiak
Laurie Skelly
Datascope Analytics
John Smetanka
Stephanie Smith
Danielle Smolenski
Marie Solola
Unmi Song
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Anna Sopel
Stepan Company
Hilmon Sorey
Rebecca Spohr
Matthew Staab
Chad Strader
Maryia Sukhotskaya
Tzuyi Sun
Tomas Sutrinaitis
Beth Tapper
J. Taub
Navid Tehrani
UC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Marianthi Thanopoulos
Frank Thometz
Tootsie Roll
Antonio Torres
Gogo, Inc.
Marcia Turner
Brian Van Vlierbergen
Ronald Villa
Daniel Villalobos-Terrazas
John Vodopic
Nicholas Walker
Nicholas Walker
Isabella Wang
Yuanqi Wang
Patricia Ward
Museum of Science and Industry
Ashli Watts
Katherine Webster
Jonathan Weiss
HealthEngine.com at MATTER Chicago
Caroline Wenzel
Rachel Whaley
New Sector Alliance
Judith Wilks
Alissa Wlodaver
Elaine Wong
Giovanni Wrobel
Michael Yau
Hana Yoo
Robin Zhang
Yichen Zhang
... a total of 275 guests.