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Let's Hit the Slopes

Posted by mher.0000565686 Nov 13, 2013

You may not know this, but the Northwestern Young Alumni Ski Trip is rather amazing. Then you may wonder how I know this...and the answer is pretty simple.  When a program is good, people ask you about it, and they want to know the magic recipe for replicating it at their university. Few things that we do get the reaction that the ski trip does, and for good reason.


Simply put, it's purple for life in action. 800 students a year go on the undergraduate ski trip, it's a tradition par excellence'.


If you've never gone, or if you've joined us all 10 prior years, it's time to sign up again!  Early bird rates are available until Friday afternoon.  So check out the information and join us in Park City.

All alumni are members of the NAA, but signing up for membership in an alumni club brings you additional benefits: special events, networking, social outings, and more. Find an NAA Club in Our Northwestern.

One of the best parts about serving the alumni of Northwestern is my role as an advisor to the senior class experience. In fact, because I oversee the senior class listserv, there is a good chance that anyone who has graduated since 2009 has at least passing familiarity with my name, if not my face.


Planning the Last Lecture is one of those special moments during senior week. The class takes their time in identifying an instructor they want to hear from one more time before they take their purple selves out to connect with the Wildcat universe.


Yet--maybe calling it "The Last Lecture" is a little too final. After all, no one would say that any of us stop learning when a degree is handed to us at commencement in recognition of all those sleepless nights studying.


So, this year, the NAA is going to try something a little different. It's time for a sequel. A "Last Lecture Part Deux" if you will. I'm happy to let you all know that we'll be coming to 5 cities in the next few weeks with a program appropriately titled "The Next Lecture".  This is a great opportunity to hear from some experienced career experts about how to approach those first few years on the job.  We'll make sure that the food and drink is plentiful and that the information is what you'd expect of a Northwestern event. All you have to do is commit to stopping by after work for a couple of hours.


Here's the schedule, along with links to get more information:


Washington D.C.: December 3rd, 2013 6pm at Hamilton's

San Francisco: December 4th, 2013 6pm at The Republic

Los Angeles: December 5th, 2013 6pm at Busby's East

New York: December 9th, 2013 6pm at Etcetera, Etcetera

Chicago: December 11th, 2013 6pm at Cubby Bear


I hope to see you there!