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Power Hour Plus: Networking Series 2013-2014

In this dynamic job market, it’s important to stand out. To help Notre Dame graduates achieve career success, the Networking Committee of the Alumnae and Alumni Association has created the Power Hour Plus series — networking events, just-for-fun activities and professional and personal development workshops conducted by engaging, knowledgeable speakers. Events are offered in the evening and on weekends throughout the academic year.

Mingle, Mingle

Do you wish you knew how to successfully mingle at social gatherings, professional events and holiday parties? Would you like to be the person from the event who is remembered for all the right reasons? 

Plan to join us for Mingle, Mingle—the first event in the 2014–2015 Power Hour Plus series. The focus will be on appropriate conversation topics for social gatherings and tips for overcoming “mingle-phobia.” Led by Carol Haislip from the International School of Protocol, you’ll learn how to:

  • successfully enter a room, join groups and initiate conversations
  • make a great first impression through a proper handshake, eye contact, introductions and appropriate nonverbal communication
  • be interested—and interesting!—in conversation
  • master the art of a graceful escape

Wednesday, October 15
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Doyle Formal Lounge

$20 per person includes wine and hors d’oeuvres served during this unique “educational” reception.

Registration information will be posted shortly. 

Past Power Hour Plus Events:

Wine Tasting at the President’s Residence  Over 50 alums and friends attended a wine-tasting at the beautiful President’s Residence in Homeland. Zach Armiger of Armiger Imports led the tasting. Attendees  also enjoyed  hors d’oeuvres, conversation and informal tours of the President’s Residence. 

Breakfast with the Baltimore Ravens’ Gabrielle Dow On Thursday, March 13 professionals in the Baltimore area gathered at the Center Club downtown for breakfast and networking with guest speaker Gabrielle Dow, Vice President of Marketing for the Baltimore Ravens. Ms. Dow joined the Ravens prior to the 2006 season and oversees the team’s marketing, promotions, advertising, branding, events, trademark and licensing, game entertainment and sponsor activation and fan affinity areas. She also launched Purple Friday and the first-ever professional team sports women’s fan club, Purple! 

 Make Your Move: Navigating Career Transition took place on Saturday, October 12 with over 50 people in attendance. Guest speaker Nicholas Lore presented information on career paths, new job seeking and career transitions while a panel of career specialists provided insight on the details of job seeking such as resume writing, communication protocols with potential employers and interview tips. Be sure not to miss our upcoming just for fun events like the New York City Bus Trip and future Power Hour Plus networking events. Check back for more information!