With the first-ever Opus College of Business Alumni Month now coming to a close, I hope you found time to take part in an event or two. As a graduate business alumnus, I understand that your time is valuable and it’s hard to fit networking and other events into your schedule when school previously took up so much of your time. The goal of Alumni Month was to provide a broad selection of event offerings to appeal to our large and diverse alumni network.
The monthly Open 4 Business Happy Hour, annual alumni boat cruise and student/alumni Twins outing provided an opportunity to catch up with your classmates, network and make new connections. The faculty roundtable brought together alumni and students to connect and reconnect with much-loved professors, as well as participate in an engaging discussion around industry trends and hot topics.
The Intersections in Entrepreneurship event provided an opportunity to learn about the growing craft brew community in Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as better understand the challenges and obstacles faced by entrepreneurs today. The final event of the month is a career roundtable with Pat Hedberg on the topic of managing up that will allow alumni to revisit the classroom setting and gain insight about the process of managing up through a video case study and roundtable discussion.
As we look to the future, this is likely something we will want to continue with a few tweaks based on feedback from our strong alumni network. If you attended an Alumni Month event, we’d love to hear what you thought of it. Are there events you want to see more of? Is there a specific event you would like to see offered down the road that hasn’t previously been available? If you were unable to participate in Alumni Month, what would engage you in the future? Did the timing not work with your busy summer schedule? Were the event offerings not appealing? Any and all feedback is welcome whether you participated or not. Please take a moment to complete this survey and share your thoughts!
The Opus College of Business greatly appreciates its graduate business alumni network and wants to continue to add value to the lives of our alumni even now that classes are behind you.