Boston Career Month 2016

"Build Your Brand"

$10/person in advance
$15/person at the door
Free for 2016 graduates
Includes appetizers and drinks


Online registration remains open until 3 business days prior to the event, Walk-ins welcome day of event.

During November 2016, the Alumni Club of Boston, along with clubs in 10 other cities, will participate in the annual Career Month series. These events connect alumni with each other and demonstrate the power of the UChicago alumni network.


The topic for this year's event is "build your brand." Join us for an afternoon of learning how to craft and tell your story. We will help alumni take control of their public image. We've recruited three experts to help you address different aspects of branding yourself. The experts will run simultaneous workshops/discussions on the following topics: 

1.  Using social media to your advantage with Brendan Keegan, University of Chicago Leadership Program
2.  Creating your ideal resume with Shaina Semiatin, University of Chicago, MA International Affairs
3.  Developing your elevator pitch with Sue Maren, University of Chicago, BA Psychology

Participants will rotate between the three workshops and get to attend each one. We look forward to seeing you on November 12th!
Event Agenda:
3:00 - Registration Opens
3:30 - Three 30 Minute Workshops
5:00 - Networking Reception with Open Bar & Refreshments
Event Transportation:
Driving: On-site parking is provided by Hotel Indigo.
Public Transit: Hotel Indigo is a five minute walk from Riverside Terminal on the Green D-Line

Workshop Leader Bios:
Brendan P. Keegan is Managing Partner of Velocity Performance. He is a 4-time turnaround CEO of large, private equity backed companies and served as the Fortune 100’s youngest Chief Sales Officer for EDS, a $22 billion technology industry leader. Brendan has raised nearly a billion dollars in capital and returned twice the industry average to investors through successful exit strategies. He has led over 25,000 people in 150 countries and driven sales teams to over $100 billion in sales. Brendan was named a Distinguished Fellow by Dartmouth College for his contribution to the engineering field, a successful entrepreneur by FastCompany, Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year for his commitment to community service. Brendan is a sought after speaker by companies across the globe on leadership, sales and performance. 

Shaina Semiatin is the Recruitment Lead at CIC, which is now expanding across the city, nation, and globe.  She has worked in previous roles at CIC including Recruiter, Gracious Organizer, and Impact Hub Lead Host/Community Manager.  Shaina received her master’s degree (with honors) in International Relations & Affairs from UChicago. She now serves on the UChicago Alumni board and is the Young Alumni Co-Chair. Shaina is originally from Southern California but her life/work has led her on many travels. She’s previously worked in a winery in California, as a trail crew member in Alaska, an environmental educator in Georgia, a direct care counselor for disabled adults in NY, and a TESOL instructor in South Korea. In addition to running the expansion of the CIC, Shaina is an avid volunteer (and works with Proyecto Chispa, UChicago, Cultural Survival, and AmpSurf). Shaina is obsessed with poetry, and loves indie films and art. She is also a wine fan and gets particularly excited about dry riesling, chenin blanc, pinot noir, and cabernet franc.

Sue Maren is the Vice-President of Human Resources at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Before joining Brattle, Sue held senior human resources positions at Tufts Health Plan, NStar, and Filene’s. Sue has a BA in psychology from the University of Chicago and a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane.


Event Contact
Joanna Goldenberg

Staff Liaison
Lucie Sandel