Spring 2024 Symposium:   Navigating Careers in Business and Economics

Students participating in the Board of Visitors Networking Lunch
Students participating in the Board of Visitors Networking Lunch

Students of all majors are welcome to attend our Spring Symposium, “Navigating Careers in Business and Economics” with the Board of Visitors (BOV)- the Center for Business and Economics alumni advisory board that journeys back to campus each year to help students achieve their career goals.

Our twelve returning BOV members will be our guest speakers throughout the day starting at the Campus Center on Monday, March 18th.

There are three ways to participate:

  1. Attend a session that aligns with your interests.
  2. New for 2024!  From 10:00 am until 12:15 pm Board of Visitors members not in session will hang out at Grounds for Change-students are encouraged to stop by and have a drink on our tab! CBE Fellows will be on hand to make introductions.
  3. Attend our networking lunch at 12:30 pm in the Tippie Alumni Center – RSVP here, it just takes a minute!

Contact Beth Ryan for more information.

Students are free to attend any of these four sessions – here’s the details:

Monday, March 18

10:00 am – 11:00 am, CC 301/302 =>

  •  “What’s Next? Graduate School vs. The Real World” 
  • “The Power of Perception: How Personal Branding Influences Career Success,” sponsored by the Women in Business and Economics Club (WIBE).

11:00 am  – 11:15 am =>  Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm CC 301/302 =>

  • “Market Yourself as an Allegheny Grad – Comps and Experiences” 
  • “How to Stand Out at Your First Job,” sponsored by the Wealth Management Club

After the final session, students are invited to attend lunch with the BOV members where they can enjoy the soup and salad buffet and do some “speed networking”!   The lunch will begin at 12:30 pm and the BOV members will be on hand until 2:15 pm.

RSVP here so you don’t miss out on a great lunch experience!

Who’s coming to campus?

  • Dayan Aberaratne ’94 Managing Director, PJT Partners
  • Stacy Corbin ’89, Managing Director, KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Elizabeth White ’83, President, White Biotech Solutions
  • Anne Gearan ’85, Partner, FGS Global
  • Naveed Ismail ’12, VP Customer Management Healthcare Analytics at Craneware
  • Keith White ’83, VP Risk Management, TD Bank
  • Evelyn Pendleton ’87, VP, CFO, Commercial, Specialty & Markets at Aetna
  • Angelica Runova ’06, VP, Sr. Strategy & Planning Manager, PNC
  • Diane Sutter ’72, President/CEO, ShootingStar Broadcasting
  • Eileen Webb ’06, Senior Manager, Exempt Organization Tax Services, EY
  • Trish Lawless ’92, VP – Transformation Management, PNC
  • Devone McLeod ’13, CFP® Financial Advisor at Wealth Enhancement Group

The Board of Visitors annual event is supported by the Earl W. Adams, Jr. Endowment, established by Allegheny College Trustee William H. Brown, Jr., Allegheny Class of 1980, in honor of Professor Earl William Adams, Jr.  –  teacher, mentor and friend.