Wesleyan Career Forum



Wesleyan University welcomes you to participate in the Career Center Forum, held in honor of the opening of the new Career Center. We encourage you to attend the keynote, participate in a panel discussion and network with alumni and students. You will also get to experience the re-imagined, repurposed and renovated Squash Court, now 41 Wyllys.  The center boasts beautiful new spaces enhanced with light, color and technology. The Career Center now possesses state of the art equipment to aid students in their employment pursuits by providing unparalleled face to face access to alumni, parents and employer partners from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!

Overnight rooms are being held at the Inn at Middletown. To make a reservation, call (860) 854-6300 by January 31 and mention the "Wesleyan Volunteer Weekend and Career Forum" block for a discounted rate of $130. Shuttles will be provided between the Inn at Middletown and Wesleyan’s campus on Friday and Saturday. Any questions about reservations, travel, etc. please contact Meghan Fay at mfay@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685-2641.  

Saturday, February 25

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Career Forum: Registration & Brunch
**Vouchers for brunch at Usdan University Center will be available for all alumni and campus guests. Wesleyan students who attend Brunch will use their meal plans**
Location: Zelnick Pavilion

12:15 p.m.
Career Forum: Welcome Remarks by Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, Wesleyan Trustee, Senior Director, Spencer Stuart
Location: Memorial Chapel

12:30 p.m.
Career Forum: Keynote by
Stephen Friedman ’91, President, MTV Networks
Location: Memorial Chapel

1:30-2:45 p.m.
Career Forum: Concurrent Session I
* Business & Management
Darryl Hazel ’70, P’03, Wesleyan Trustee, Retired Sr. Vice President, Ford Motor Co. (Moderator) 
        Susan Sutherland ’82, VP, Human Resources, Fed Reserve Bank, SF 
        Daniel Rodriguez ’04, Sales Manager, Frito-Lay/Pepsi Co
        Michael Streeter Lewis ’03, Senior Manager, Customer Research, Kraft Foods
        Ed Heffernan ’84, CEO and President of Alliance Data
* Not For Profit & Social Service
Daphne Kwok ’84, Wesleyan Trustee, Executive Director, Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (Moderator)
        Laurel Dumont ’00, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Collaborative Change 
        Rumman Hossain ’08, Financial Counselor, East River Development Alliance 
        Alexis Hyder ’00, Manager, Urban Business, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City 
        Bonnie Oliva ’04, Director, InVenture Foundation

* Science & Technology
Geoffrey Duyk ’80, Wesleyan Trustee, Partner, TPG Biotech (Moderator)
        Josh Ostrow ’00, Computer Engineer, Google 
        Shubhada Kambli ’99, Associate, The Cadmus Group, Inc.
        Dan Lynch ’80, P'11, President, CEO, Ivrea Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
        John Filhaber ’87, Director, Instruments Business Unit, Zygo Corp

* Entrepreneurship
Doug Levin ’84, Founder, Fresh Samantha, Inc. (Moderator) 
        Kai Bond ’01, General Manager, Hatch Labs 
        Nakia Booth ’96, Co-founder and President, Media Scheme, Inc.
        Nicholas Kurian ’00, Owner, Kurian Consulting
        Jordan Goldman ’04, Founder President, UNIGO.com

Location: Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)

3-4:15 p.m.
Career Forum: Concurrent Session II
* Health & Medicine
Dr. Michelle Lyn ’84, P’12, P’15, Wesleyan Trustee, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine (Moderator)
        Dr. Scott Wetstone MD ’75, Director of Health Affairs Policy Planning, Dept. of Community Medicine & Healthcare, UCONN 
        Sherry-Ann Brown ’03, MD/PhD Candidate in Biomedical Science, UCONN Health Center
        Dr. Margo Deborah Simon ’99, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Family and Social Medicine

* Law & Public Service
Linda Rappaport ’74, Wesleyan Trustee, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP (Moderator)
        Paul Chill ’79, Clinical Professor of Law, Univ. of CT School of Law 
        Leander Dolphin ’99, Associate, Shipman & Goodwin LLP 
        Andrew Huynh ’11, Litigation Legal Assistant, Cravath, Swaine & Moore 
        Kara Maguire ’06, Associate, Ropes & Gray

* Education
Bobby Donaldson ’93, Wesleyan Trustee, Associate Professor of History, University Of South Carolina (Moderator)
        Allie Benson ’11, Teacher, Match Corps
        Zach Potter-Vose ’06, Elm City College Prep Elementary School 
        Ken Mathews ’87, K-12 Supervisor of Mathematics, New Haven Public Schools
        Andrew Frishman ’97, Doctoral Student in Education Leadership, Harvard Graduate School of Education

* Communication & Media
Dan Haar ’81, Columnist & Business Editor, The Hartford Courant (Moderator) 
        Rob King ’84, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Print & Digital Media, ESPN.com 
        Kimberley Martin ’03, Sports Reporter, Newsday
        Alex Leo ’04, Director of News Product, Reuters Digital
        Kassie Bracken ’97, Video Journalist, New York Times

* Finance & Consulting
John Frank ’78, P’12, Wesleyan Trustee, Managing Principal, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Moderator)
        Nicole Melwood ’05, Associate at JP Morgan 
        David Rosenblum ’75, P’09, Wesleyan Trustee, Principal, Deloitte Consulting 
        Benjamin Mahnke ’94, Chief Financial Officer, Facing History and Ourselves 
        Megan Lesko ’06, Associate at McKinsey & Company

Location: Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)

4:30-6 p.m.
Career Forum Reception
Christine Bolzan ’92, Founder, Graduate Career Coaching, Career Consultant to MIT Sloan's Business School
Location: Olson Commons, The Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the Squash Court Building)