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#VCNY Fort Greene Park picnic a huge success! Keep an eye out for more in-person programs! 🌳🐾☀️ #september #saturday #brooklyn #picnic

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Enjoy today’s beautiful weather with #VCNY at #FortGreene Park! Come catch up with old friends and make new ones! We will have light refreshments, but please pack a lunch and/or snacks to share. We hope you can stop by with your family-of-choice to say hello. Find us by the Vassar-colored balloons on Washington Park near Willoughby Ave. 👋🏼🌳🧺 At this time, VCNY is requesting that all attendees of in-person programming be fully vaccinated.

Join #VCNY this evening for our Fireside Chat with Jim Citrin '81! It's not too late to register: connect.vassar.edu! . As vaccines take hold and mask mandates are loosened in parts of the world, one key element of the past year and a half is indisputably here for the long run: remote and hybrid work arrangements across all industries and company sizes. As the global workforce moves into a steady state of remote and hybrid work arrangements, management teams need to consider how to be deliberate about supplementing the natural benefits of working together in-person while harnessing the undeniably positive aspects of remote life and cultivating the spaces where they converge. Join Alison Lindland ’00 for a fireside chat with Jim Citrin ’81, Spencer Stuart’s CEO Practice Leader and former Vassar Trustee and co-author of the new book Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success, where he’ll provide insights for the hybrid future on leading with authenticity and purpose, fostering a collaborative and equitable team, and managing effective virtual meetings. We will end the program with a moderated Q&A session with the audience. The program will be moderated by Dan Leslie ’01. The program will begin at 6:00pm EDT. Afterwards, a recording will be made available to registrants.

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This evening, we're delighted to expand our #BookClub to include #Vassar Families, and to welcome alumnae/i authors Matt Bloom ’86, author of the "Hello, My Name is Bunny!" series, Victoria Bond ’01, author of the "Zora and Me" trilogy, and Jennifer Gennari ’86, author of "Muffled". The authors will discuss and share from their work for young readers! Learn more about upcoming VCNY events, including our Book Club Series at vassarclubny.org and connect.vassar.edu. #VCNY #Read #Books #Literature

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Starting your first "real adult job" can feel like a minefield. Salary negotiations, work-life balance, email etiquette—it’s a lot to get used to! Looking for guidance from alums in your industry who have been there, done that? Join #VCNY for our First Job Best Practices program, featuring recent alums in the fields of business, nonprofit, education, and health. In this moderated discussion, you’ll learn the basics of office etiquette; gain confidence in your worth as a worker; and come away with a sense of how to not only survive in post-grad life, but thrive. Register now for tomorrow's event at connect.vassar.edu!

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The Question is: “What is VCNY Jeopardy Night?” 🤔🤓 Join #VCNY for a Saturday evening of scintillating answers and questions, all related to what we love most: #Vassar and #NYC! You’ll have the chance to win prizes and achieve everlasting Brewer fame. 🍻 Sign up as a 3-person team, or as an individual (and be randomly assigned to a team). Fun will be had by all! Register now at alums.vassar.edu/events.

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Many, many thanks to our #VCNY Career Day Mentors & Keynote Speaker Leslie Granston Walker ‘88 for sharing their Sunday afternoons with us to help fellow Vassar College alumni on their professional journeys! #vassar #careerdevelopment

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In need of guidance navigating virtual career #networking? Does your résumé need some polish? Is your job search stalled due to the pandemic? It's not too late to join #VCNY tomorrow for our 7th Annual (but 1st Virtual!) Career Mentoring Day. @vassarcollege’s greatest resource is its loyal, accomplished alumnae/i. During this event, senior-level #Vassar graduates in four broadly defined industry sectors—media & entertainment, business, arts & culture, and law—will virtually meet with fellow graduates to engage in informal intimate conversations. These conversations can be used for career trajectory advice or general networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to virtually meet with multiple professionals in each industry. Learn more at alums.vassar.edu/events!

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In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been at the center of some of the nation’s most divisive issues. On topics ranging from healthcare, to immigration, to civil liberties, the Court has negotiated a historically tumultuous political environment. It has done so amidst the loss of three historic figures: the deaths of Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Recent appointments have generated extreme controversy, leading some policymakers and academics to call for major structural reforms such as the elimination of lifetime tenure. What can Americans expect from the Court in the years ahead? Are proposals for reform likely to come to pass? And how might the new President attempt to reshape the courts more generally? This evening we'll hear from a panel of alumnae/i legal experts on these important topics. Learn more about this #VCNY program at alums.vassar.edu/events.

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Has lockdown brought out the latent mixologist in you, inspiring you to want to up your cocktail-making game? Join #VCNY tomorrow for a virtual cocktail hour when food writer and recipe developer Liza Schoenfein ’88 teaches us how to master three classic cocktails and build a better bar. 🥃🍹🍸 Liza will teach us the tricks to making a perfect Martini, Margarita, and Old Fashioned. Then she'll give each of those classics a new spin, with creative garnishes and splashes of the unexpected. She'll also set you up with a blueprint for keeping a well-stocked bar, from booze to mixers to tools. Recipes will be provided prior to the event for those who register. It's not too late to sign up at alums.vassar.edu/events!

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