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CEAS Korean Lectures

Michelle Han ’16 writes in:

These talks will examine technological developments as extensions of new ideas and imaginations to a reality. Speaker: Professor Young-Min Back teaches at Youngsan University and at the Federation of Korean Industries, South Korea. In the past, he served as the President of the POSCO Research Institute, the Vice-President of LG CNS, the Director of the Korea Software Technology Association and the Korea Database Agency in South Korea.

“From Imagination To Reality”

How did the past imaginations become a reality? How our present imaginations can become a reality through SMART technologies?

Lecture in Korean

Date: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Place: Usdan 114

“Wanna survive? Be SMART”

How can manufacturing industries survive today? : Innovations on Market Competitiveness, New Sales Channels, Brand Value Development through SMART Technologies.

Lecture in English & Korean

Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center, Seminar Room

The Next Generation of CEOs: A Conversation with Trustee Ed Heffernan ’84

heffernan_poster_400From Yekaterina Sapozhnina ’16:

What makes a liberal arts background essential for a successful career in big business? Trustee Ed Heffernan ’84 will share his journey from Wesleyan to CEO of Alliance Data; he’ll discuss his career path and climbing the corporate ladder. Interactive Q&A with young alumni and reception to follow.

Register here.

Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Cost: Free! (dinner included!)

Alumni Startup Showcase


From Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

Hear from nine extraordinary Wes grads who founded or run their own ventures. This inaugural Startup Showcase will include stories about startup life, an unprecedented opportunity to mingle with inspiring young entrepreneurs, and hearty snacks and coffee to fuel your Reading Period work. Registration is strongly suggested!

Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Wesleyan Career Center, and the Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society.

Date: Sunday, December 8th
Time: 4pm-6pm
Place: Olson Commons
Link: Hurrrr
Cost: Freezles

Read after the jump to see what awesome alumni will be at this event.

Josh Levine ’12 Talks Venture For America

From the super cool Adam Rashkoff ’13:

Once you graduate, do you want to take a job that teaches you valuable career skills, puts you in with a supportive peer group, encourages you to think creatively, and empowers you to contribute to social good?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may be interested in Venture For America, a new nonprofit organization that matches high achieving college students with full-time jobs (read: NOT internships) at start-up companies in cities across the country.

VFA Fellows attend an intense summer training program in broadly applicable business skills (i.e. financial analysis/modeling, project management, sales, search engine optimization/marketing, taking care of business, etc.) before spending two years working at a start-up company that fits their individual skills, interests, and experience. Note that this opportunity is open to students from all majors, and no prior business experience is required.

The Conference Board: Leadership Discussion and Information Session

From Jennifer Healey in the Career Center:

Join Wes alum Russell Morris ’87, VP of Human Resources at The Conference Board, as he leads a discussion on leadership and talent. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an inside perspective on how to make better decisions about career opportunities, how to ask better questions of prospective employers, and how to understand the essentials for leadership in the workplace.

The talent/leadership discussion will then be followed by an information session about The Conference Board and its Summer Fellows Program. As noted on its website, The Conference Board is “a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Its mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.”

Don’t miss the chance to learn more about the company and get the inside scoop on the application process for the Summer Fellows Program.

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 6pm
Place: Wesleyan Career Center

Teague Hopkins ’06: Lean Startup for Non-profits

Dana Pellegrino ’12 invites you to equip yourself with some entrepreneurial knowledge:

Interested in business, entrepreneurship, or nonprofits? Looking for some solid post-grad advice? Teague Hopkins ’06 comes to Allbritton to talk about “how to start cheap, learn fast, and build an organization that changes the world.” Complete with reception to follow! Brought to you by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: None

TypeClub Info Session

From Carlos Sanchez ’14:

If you’ve ever projectile vomited on the Usdan events board or broken down in tears at the unsavory sight of Comic Sans, you’re not alone. Come find solace in your like-minded peers at the very first meeting for TypeClub, Wesleyan’s first design cooperative and quasi-advertising firm for campus organizations and events.

We’re looking to recruit graphic designers, illustrators, visual artists, design thinkers and anyone interested in the following:

  • Branding
  • Poster and Logo Design
  • The Business Side of Advertising/Marketing
  • DIY Urban Design
  • Design Tutorials

If this sounds like you, come to Zilkha 202 (Upstairs) this Saturday and participate in the club’s collaborative development!
Questions and queries? Shoot us an email at westypeclub[at]gmail[dot]com.

Want us to brand your organization or design the poster for your next event? Stay tuned, homies. More news coming soon.

DATE: February 11th (this Saturday!)
TIME: 4:30 PM
PLACE: Zilkha 202

Learn about Venture for America

Do you want to start or run your own business someday?

The best way to learn how to do it is to work alongside an entrepreneur who is doing just that.

Come learn about Venture for America, the new two-year fellowship program in which top recent college graduates will work at start ups in low-cost cities supporting an entrepreneur in growing his or her business. Fellows attend a 5-week boot camp at Brown University in Summer, 2012 with experienced entrepreneurs and investors before beginning assignment. The top performing Fellow receives $100k in seed investment to start his or her own enterprise.

Founder Andrew Yang will be holding an info session and meet and greet this Wednesday, February 1st, at 6 pm in room 112 of 41 Wyllys (the new Career Center). There’ll be pizza too! Check out www.ventureforamerica.org to learn more.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 1
Time: 6 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 112

Conference Board Information Session with Russell Morris ’87

Rachel Berman of the CRC sends in this event. Come for the free pizza, stay for the real management and marketplace business summer employment opportunity:

Russell Morris ’87 will hold an information session on Thursday, December 8th from 5:45-6:45 in Usdan 110 to talk about the Conference Board’s Summer Fellowship Opportunity. Pizza will be provided! Jonathan Spector ’78 (and former Trustee) is the President and CEO of the Conference Board.

The Conference Board’s 2012 Summer Fellows program targets college students entering their senior year. Summer Fellows will have the opportunity to lead one or more summer projects addressing real business issues, recommend solutions, and present their results to senior executives. They will also learn about the broad management and economics research agendas of The Conference Board, and will participate in Conference Board events.


Brought to you by Andrew Trexler ’14:

I’m helping out with a new start-up company that designs mobile applications. The CEO is coming down to Wesleyan on Monday, and wants to have some college students take a quick ten minute survey. He will be providing FREE FOOD from Typhoon for your trouble. If your meal plan is starting to empty out (or not!) then come fill out a brief survey and grab some free Thai food. And maybe hang out with other cool Wes people doing the same.

Please RSVP at atrexler[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by noon on Monday so we know how much food to buy. Thanks everybody!

Date: Monday, Nov 21st
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Ten minutes
Gain: Free Typhoon