Career Mentoring Day: Individual Professional Advice from Vassar Alumnae/i
March 19, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Princeton Club of New York, 15 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, United States
Vassar’s greatest resource is its loyal, accomplished alumnae/i body. At this event, senior-level Vassar graduates in four broadly defined industry sectors—law, media, business/finance, and nonprofits—will be available to sit down with fellow graduates to engage in informal one-on-one conversations. These conversations can be used for résumé review, career trajectory advice, or general networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit with multiple professionals in each industry. Each session includes food and drink. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to build and leverage your Vassar network. Session 1: Legal Services / Business & Finance, 10:00am–12:00pm Session 2: Lunch + Job Search Insights, 12:00–1:00pm Session 3: Media / Nonprofits, 1:00–3:00pm Tentative Mentors (with more being added each day!): Dana Archer-Rosenthal ’83, Hester Street Collaborative Audrey Berman Tannen ’83, EIS Housing Resource Center Liz Cole ’90, NBC News Andrea Dalton Lee ’89, Friess Associates Margaret Files ’08, Ad Council Russell Goldman ’02, The New York Times Robert Green ’90, The Ripple Collective Greg Kantrowitz '08, Citi Nick Lehmann ’06, J.P. Morgan Lindsay Lewis ’03, Law Offices of Joshua L. Dratel, P.C. Leyda Mata ’94, OmniVere Christopher Oldi ’02, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Matt Ortile ’14, Buzzfeed Ian Patrick ’07, Family Equality Council Martha Pinson ’70, Movie and Television Producer Gary Schweitzer '07, HSBC Diego S. Segalini ’02, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Susan Wadsworth ’58, Young Concert Artists Tickets: $20 per session. **Space is limited so register now!** http://connect.vassar.edu/s/1654/alumni/social.aspx?sid=1654&gid=2&pgid=2683&cid=4536&ecid=4536&crid=0&calpgid=383&calcid=1000 Questions? Email Brian Farkas ’10, Vassar Club of New York President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCNY February Schmooze: UES via 2nd Ave. Subway!
February 21, 2017, 12:00 am - February 22, 2017, 12:00 am
Bondurants, 303 E 85th St, New York, NY 10028, USA
It’s official: the Second Avenue Subway is real! Let’s celebrate by hopping on the Q train’s new route to explore Yorkville’s thriving bar scene. It’s as easy as getting off at 86th Street, heading south to cross the avenue, and turning left onto E 85th Street. Really. The Schmooze is a great opportunity to converse and connect with alumnae/i in a warm and casual environment. There’s no cost to attend, so just show up and hang out! Invite us to your neighborhood by sending venue suggestions to Programming Chair Marie Dugo ’11. Tag your social media posts #VCNYschmooze to share the fun.
January Schmooze: Upper West Side
January 19, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
e's BAR - Rumpus Room, Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, United States
Kick-off the New Year with VCNY at e’s BAR on the Upper West Side! Share your 2017 resolutions over food, drinks, and board games! Happy Hour specials include $6 well drinks, $6 Shiner Bock drafts, $9 shot & beer, $7 wine, and $5 E's burgers. As always, the Schmooze is a great opportunity to connect with alumnae/i in a casual environment. There’s no cost to attend and hang out! Invite us to your neighborhood by sending venue suggestions to Programming Chair Marie Dugo ’11 and Deputy Chair Stephanie Goldberg ’14 at email@example.com. Tag your social media posts #VCNYschmooze to share the fun.
Book Club: Long Division by Associate Professor Kiese Laymon
January 16, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Square Hotel - The Lobby Bar, Waverly Place, New York, NY, United States
Step into the New Year with a new read! Join our January Book Club meeting as we dive into Long Division, Associate Professor of English Kiese Laymon’s 2013 debut novel. In Long Division, Laymon weaves together two storylines in a book that has been described as a “Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a voice that’s alternately funny, lacerating, and wise.” Long Division was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by a number of publications including Buzzfeed, The Believer, Salon, Guernica, Mosaic Magazine, Chicago Tribune, The Morning News, MSNBC, Library Journal, Contemporary Literature, and the Crunk Feminist Collective. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Space is limited, so register now: http://connect.vassar.edu/s/1654/alumni/social.aspx?sid=1654&gid=2&pgid=2540&content_id=1941&authkey=Wd6XtbNQdfj2xbKs4b%2fb2TF5xtPU1UIoyCv0MRdnUgLY4Vc9yE6iHA%3d%3d Join us at our next Book Club meeting as we discuss The Group by Mary McCarthy ’33. More information to come!
December Schmooze: Lower East Side Karaoke!
December 21, 2016, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sing Sing Karaoke Ave.A, 81 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA
VCNY is headed to the Lower East Side for a song-filled evening of fun and courage! Come prepared with your favorite Top 40 hits and nostalgic guilty pleasures, or just enjoy the show as your fellow alums grab the mic. Happy hour specials include $4 well drinks and $4 beers. As always, the Schmooze is a great opportunity to connect with alumnae/i in a casual environment. There’s no cost to attend and hang out! Invite us to your neighborhood by sending venue suggestions to Programming Chair Marie Dugo ’11. Tag your social media posts #VCNYschmooze to share the fun.
VCNY Career Panel: The Highs and Lows of Starting a Business
December 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Today Tix, 64 Wooster Street, Floor 2 New York, NY 10012
The startup culture has been in a renaissance for years as digital opportunities have opened a new frontier for innovation and the job market has become increasingly competitive and saturated. Unsurprisingly, Vassar alumnae/i are among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business world today. At this panel, you’ll hear from a group of just such individuals speaking on the challenges they have faced in developing their businesses, what actions they believe lead to success, and generally on their experience in this world. Program: 6:30–7:00pm Networking & Refreshments 7:00–8:00pm Panel Discussion 8:00–9:00pm Networking & Refreshments Panelists: Alejandro Dinsmore ’15—CEO of EEVO, a virtual reality startup Daniel Leslie ’01—Partner and co-founder of Reflexions, a digital development lab Rachel Minkoff ’77—Co-founder of Shebooks, a female-centric digital publisher Moderator: David Stern ’02—Founder of The Law Office of David Stern Tickets: $20 for VCNY members $25 for non-members Register now! Interested in joining the VCNY Programming team to help plan fantastic events for our alumnae/i in the tri-state area? Let Marie Dugo know at firstname.lastname@example.org! Feel free to also reach out to her with any questions about this event.