Category Archives: Events

McKinsey & Co. Virtual Info Session

From Jennifer Healey, Career Center Staff:

Join us for a virtual information session about the consulting industry with Josh Atwood ’08. Josh currently works at McKinsey & Company and will be discussing the consulting field, the career of a consultant, as well as team and project management.Josh is Wesleyan class of 2008, and was an Economics and French Studies double major. On campus, he was a manger with Red & Black and captain / coach of the Wesleyan Men’s Club Volleyball team. He joined McKinsey two weeks after graduation in the summer of 2008. Josh initially did research work with MGI and McKinsey’s Knowledge Network, then transitioned to a Business Analyst role in 2010. In his time as a consultant, he has worked in the consumer goods, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, aerospace, private equity, not-for-profit, and government / public sectors in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, and China. He is currently a senior associate with McKinsey’s Geneva and Boston offices and on secondment to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland leading a project on health system sustainability. 

Bernard Cooper @ Russell House

I’m all out of snarky comments to make about Max Bevilacqua ’12:

Bernard Cooper’s many honors include the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of three memoirs–The Bill from My Father, Truth Serum, and Maps to Anywhere–as well as a novel, A Year of Rhymes, and a collection of stories, Guess Again. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and five volumes of The Best American Essays. In addition, his work has been read on Public Radio’s This American Life and Selected Shorts.

Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 8 pm
Place: Russell House (35o High Street)

Kirtan: Chanting, Singing, Vocal Playground

Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 thinks it’s time for you to get your (in-key/off-key, on-tempo/off-tempo) vocalizations on (again!):

Sing out your joy/sadness/confusion/happiness/etc as the election
results trickle in…

First and third Tuesday of the month.

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Location: BuHo  (356 Washington)

Surgery Screening

From Alex Pogosky ’13:

Maybe you’re premed or maybe you just like seeing blood and guts. Either way, come join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for a surgery screening and see what it’s like to be in the OR.

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 9-10 pm
Place: Exley 121
Cost: Free

Equine Affaire in West Springfield, MA

Michaela Tolman ’13 neighs in on the Equine Affair, the largest Equine-related trade show in the East:

Love horses? Do you procrastinate by watching gangnam style for its sexy riding moves? Come to the Equine Affaire!

Equine Affaire’s trade show will feature more than 475 of the nation’s leading equine-related retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and organizations, which will fill five exhibit halls and many of the outdoor areas in between. Browse acres of informative exhibits and equine products ranging from tack, riding apparel, artwork, gifts, and grooming supplies to fencing, stalls, barns, farm equipment, and horse trailers.

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA

From Science to Writing

Margot Sidman ’13 wants you to put your science and math skills into words. 

Evelyn Lamb is a freelance science writer with a Ph.D. in math. Or maybe she’s a mathematician who does freelance writing on the side. She talks about her start in writing and how to incorporate writing into your career as a scientist or mathematician.

Evelyn received her Ph.D. in Math from Rice University in 2012. In 2012 she was awarded the American Math Society’s Mass Media Fellowship. She spent her fellowship at Scientific American, where she continues to write, blog and podcast.

Date: Tuesday November 6th
Time: 4:15 – 5:15
Place: 311 Albritton

Free Society Meeting: A Discussion on Free Market Roads

Skip the election returns and talk about roads with Charlie Smith ’13:

Are you happy with the state of American infrastructure? What incentive does a government have to provide high quality roads? And is it really possible for the free market to provide and maintain public infrastructure?

Join us for a discussion on the historical and theoretical basis for free-market roads. All opinions welcome; free-thinkers are encouraged.

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 8 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113 (Klingher Classroom)
Cost: Free to be, you and Murray Rothbard