University of Vermont

Vermont Career Networking Night

Tuesday, March 23, 2009, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Davis Student Center - Grand Maple Ballroom, University of Vermont

UVM’s Vermont Career Networking Night connects you with local UVM alumni representing a variety of career fields.  Expand your professional network, get advice on breaking into a career field and learn tips on job searching in today’s economic climate.

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6:00pm - 8:30pm

6pm – Registration and Refreshments
6:30 pm – Alumni panel
7:15 pm – Networking reception

Professional dress.  Light refreshments.

Register online at or by calling 1-888-458-8691.


Susan Church ’91 - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, HR Manager

Stephen Gorman ’87 – GE Healthcare, Global Strategy Officer

Jim Bauman ’00 –, Account Management Team Lead

Suzanne Podhaizer ‘04  - Seven Days, Food Editor

Kesha Ram ’08 – State Representative, Vermont House of Representatives

Moderator: John Evans ’77 – Strategic Alliance Advisors, Inc., President

After the panel, talk one-on-one with alumni from a variety of career fields:

Maggie Gendron G’06, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
Victoria Jones ’07, U.S. House of Representatives
Kesha Ram ’08, Vermont House of Representatives; Women Helping Battered Women
David Robinson ’84, US Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development

Stephen Gorman ’87, GE Healthcare IT
Elizabeth Hallock ‘94, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Jane Kaufman ’84, Phoenix Physical Therapy

Lucinda Bain ’81, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Dominic Foti ’08, Northwestern Mutual
Lisa Keller’79, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP
Myron Sopher ’74, Sopher Investment Management, Inc.
Steve Waltien ’70, Merrill Lynch

Marketing/Advertising & Graphic Design
Josh Brown ’92, Capacitor Design Network
Efe Cimrin ’04, G’07, Burlington Free Press; Champlain College
Stewart Jensen ’90, Jensen Strategic Marketing Services
Galen Dow ’84, New Breed Marketing
David Ryan ’05, Husky Injection Molding Systems

Babacar Diop ‘09, Americorps, Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
Sara Munro ’91, G’96 Shelburne Art Center
Jamie Seiffer ’09, Front Porch Forum

Business Management
Jim Bauman ’00,
Tim Frost ’87, Peregrine Design Build
Dennis Madigan ’07, Farrell Vending Services, Inc.
Jon Pizzagalli ‘94, Pizzagalli Construction Company
Patti Martin Spence ’79, Stowe Mountain Resort
Lisa Ventriss ’77, G’91, Vermont Business Roundtable

Phil Bourn ’05, Pizzagalli Construction Company
Jordan Hershman ’07, Pizzagalli Construction Company

Environment, Recreation & Tourism
Corey Berman ‘00, University of Vermont – Recycling & Waste Management
Richard First ’90, POMG Bike Tours of Vermont, Inc.
David Kaufman P/F, Vermont Tourism Network; UVM
Ashley Orgain ’01, Seventh Generation

Judith Billard ‘73, EatingWell Magazine
Suzanne Podhaizer ’04, Seven Days

Human Resources & Career Coaching
Susan French Church ’91, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Michael Kipp ’76, SMARTvt
Joyce Leblanc ’75, VT Department of Labor
Mark Renkert ’92, SMARTvt

Information Technology
John K Evans ’77, Strategic Alliance Advisors (s2a)
Maryse Laforce ’86, Allscripts
Lou Krieg ‘79, Green Mountain Software Corporation

What students and alumni are saying about their networking experience:

“The alumni networkers were very easy to talk to and willing to help me with my job search.  They gladly offered some advice and even provided me with great contact information! I am now talking to some potential employers in Burlington and also in talks to find a summer internship.”
-Tucker Litchfield Lyman, ’09 – Economics Major

“I really enjoyed hearing about the current job market and any advice offered on how to approach the initial job search when you graduate from college. I thought the interview and networking tips were especially helpful.”
-Pamela Rothman ‘10

 “I learned that networking isn’t so hard.”
-Anonymous Student

For accomodations, please call (802)656-3450 or email in advance.

This event is co-sponsored by UVM Career Services and Alumni and Parent Programs. Special thanks to Lucinda Bain ’81, Philip Daniels ’81, Lu Ann Dillon ’76, John Evans ’77 , David Kaufman and the Vermont Regional Board for planning and co-sponsoring this event.

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