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Looking to Expand Your Professional Network?

Author: Emilie Kretschmar

On Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia is offering a speed-networking event at the Irish Pub in Center City (2007 Walnut Street, Philadelphia). This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to advance his or her career, to network with other professionals, or to explore new job opportunities.

During the event, each participant will have the chance to meet at least ten other Penn alumni for six minutes each. Your schedule of professional “dates” will depend on the preferences listed on your registration form. Take advantage of your Penn alumni status and expand your professional network.  Click here to register now.

Homecoming attendees participated in a speed-networking event last year.

If you can’t make this event or you live outside the greater Philadelphia area, great news! This event is just one of many offered by the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia and other Penn Alumni Clubs around the world. Check out the Penn Alumni Regional Club’s website to connect with your local club and get involved.

Meet new colleagues and explore new career paths at a Penn Alumni speed-networking event.

Meet new colleagues and explore new career paths at a Penn Alumni speed-networking event.

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Connecting Penn Alumni to Each Other

Author: Nicole Oddo, C’05

January brings a new Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia Board and another year of volunteer leaders planning events connecting local alumni to Penn, Philadelphia, and each other.  As the President of the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia, I was determined to start the year energized and worked with one of the board members to plan a kick off retreat.  We did a short survey to learn what was most important to our mission and for the future of the club.  While the responses covered a breadth of interests (a wonderful quality for a board), one thing was common. Everyone wanted the club to help them meet other Penn Alumni.  The motivations varied from looking for professional clients, to making new friends, to networking and career exploration, but the end goal was the same, to meet new people.

Penn people love meeting each other and the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia provides that opportunity. I love how alumni events and volunteering have introduced me to so many of “classmates” whether we were at Penn together or not! Whether you are interested in community service projects, speed networking, the Phillies, or grabbing drinks at a cool venue in the city, we have something for you. Like our next event this Thursday, Ben Franklin’s Birthday at the old Philadelphia establishment, McGillins. Check it out.  I hope to see you there!

P.S. If you are not in Philadelphia, there is a whole Global Alumni Network out there – see where your club is!

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