2017 Honors Alumni Networking Event

In January, the Lundquist College of Business Honors Program held its annual alumni networking event at the Portland White Stag building. This event offered students the opportunity to network in a professional environment, alumni the chance to reconnect with old colleagues and meet current Honors Program students, and a chance for everyone to see how the Honors Program is growing and developing.

This year the alumni networking event had five program alumni panelists: Corinne McWilliams, senior global demand planner at Nike; Ryan Dingler, digital product manager at Visa; Justin Christiansen, general manager for the Internet of Things market and channel sales at Intel; Ben Estes, product marketing manager at Apple; and Annie Klug, director of community programs for the Portland Trail Blazers. These individuals shared their experiences, reflected on their time at the Lundquist College and in the Honors Program, and provided insight to life post-graduation. The recurring theme of the discussion focused on the indirect paths each took to get to their current careers.

New Lundquist College of Business Dean Sarah Nutter was also in attendance. She spoke about her excitement to join the Lundquist College of Business, to work with faculty, staff, and students, and to continually improve both individual programs and the college as a whole.

The event was a successful night of opportunities for students to gain insight on defining their career goals and discovering how the Honors Program can help them achieve those goals. Connecting with the students that have come before us and are now Honors Program alumni gives students a solid foundation of support, inspiration, and motivation.

Story by Jessica Goss. Goss is a business administration major and economics minor. Goss is a member of the Oregon Consulting Group and will be graduating spring 2018.

Written by UO Business

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