HKS DC Alumni Council Inauguration Day Event

On Inauguration Day, Friday January 20th, the Kennedy School Alumni Council watched history unfold with fifty HKS affiliates and friends on a downtown rooftop at the direct center of the inaugural parade route. Guests traveled from over six states and made new friends as they enjoyed beer and wine, a chocolate fountain and inauguration themed fare. Attendees represented all segments of the political spectrum, united in their appreciation for government and public policy. Given the broad breadth of viewpoints and the wealth of expertise at the event, some great conversations were had, some great divides were breached, and some extraordinary partnerships were formed. As one guest later com

HKS DC Alumni Council Inauguration Day Event

On Inauguration Day, Friday January 20th, the Kennedy School Alumni Council watched history unfold with fifty HKS affiliates and friends on a downtown rooftop at the direct center of the inaugural parade route. Guests traveled from over six states and made new friends as they enjoyed beer and wine, a chocolate fountain and inauguration themed fare. Attendees represented all segments of the political spectrum, united in their appreciation for government and public policy. Given the broad breadth of viewpoints and the wealth of expertise at the event, some great conversations were had, some great divides were breached, and some extraordinary partnerships were formed. As one guest later com

Glimpses of the Career Night

It was a huge turnout for both alumni and current students at the HKS Careers Networking events in DC, organized by Amanda Peters from the HKS Office of Career Advancement and Lisa-Joy Zgorski from the HKS DC Alumni Council. Alumni came to the National Press Club en masse to advise and mentor students from the Class of 2017 as they prepare to embark on their next step in DC. Dean Karen Jackson-Weaver, Council President Jayme Johnson, Senior Director of Alumni Relations Amy Davies, and Office of Career Advancement's director Mary Beaulieu welcomed all participants before conversations began. Many thanks go to councilor Joey Wang and Cindy Peterson, and Amy Davies and Shae Callahan from the Al

Glimpses of the Career Night

It was a huge turnout for both alumni and current students at the HKS Careers Networking events in DC, organized by Amanda Peters from the HKS Office of Career Advancement and Lisa-Joy Zgorski from the HKS DC Alumni Council. Alumni came to the National Press Club en masse to advise and mentor students from the Class of 2017 as they prepare to embark on their next step in DC. Dean Karen Jackson-Weaver, Council President Jayme Johnson, Senior Director of Alumni Relations Amy Davies, and Office of Career Advancement's director Mary Beaulieu welcomed all participants before conversations began. Many thanks go to councilor Joey Wang and Cindy Peterson, and Amy Davies and Shae Callahan from the Al

Four Head Hunters Demystify the World of Executive Recruitment

How does one successfully compete for top jobs in the nonprofit sector in and around Washington DC? Four of DC’s top “head hunters” shed light on this question and began to demystify the field of executive recruitment. To a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100 alumni, Wendy Pangburn, herself an accomplished executive recruiter and principal of her own firm, Pangram Partners, moderated the panel--a gathering that in and of itself was somewhat remarkable, as competition in the field of executive recruitment runs rampant. Yet, these recruiters--Stephanie Tomasso of Russell Reynolds, Jim Zaniello of Vetted Solutions and Charlie Ingersoll of Korn Ferry—bound by work in the nonprofit space, a

Four Head Hunters Demystify the World of Executive Recruitment

How does one successfully compete for top jobs in the nonprofit sector in and around Washington DC? Four of DC’s top “head hunters” shed light on this question and began to demystify the field of executive recruitment. To a standing-room-only crowd of nearly 100 alumni, Wendy Pangburn, herself an accomplished executive recruiter and principal of her own firm, Pangram Partners, moderated the panel--a gathering that in and of itself was somewhat remarkable, as competition in the field of executive recruitment runs rampant. Yet, these recruiters--Stephanie Tomasso of Russell Reynolds, Jim Zaniello of Vetted Solutions and Charlie Ingersoll of Korn Ferry—bound by work in the nonprofit space, a

Happy Hour at The Hamilton

In conjunction with the HKS in DC Facebook Group, around 45 HKS alums - and some current students - gathered at The Hamilton in downtown to DC to celebrate the end of another successful Careers Networking Night. This annual tradition gives classmates an opportunity to catch up, gives some an opportunity to debrief the evening's events from the National Press Club, and build new relationships as the new year unfolds. Many thanks to Emilian and the Facebook Group team for their continued partnership and support of the HKS alumni community in DC.

Happy Hour at The Hamilton

In conjunction with the HKS in DC Facebook Group, around 45 HKS alums - and some current students - gathered at The Hamilton in downtown to DC to celebrate the end of another successful Careers Networking Night. This annual tradition gives classmates an opportunity to catch up, gives some an opportunity to debrief the evening's events from the National Press Club, and build new relationships as the new year unfolds. Many thanks to Emilian and the Facebook Group team for their continued partnership and support of the HKS alumni community in DC.

HKS joins Habitat for Humanity for Build Day

Under overcast skies and a day of intermittent rain, HKS alums joined forces with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday morning for a Build Day at 19 46th Street SE, in Washington, DC. Habitat is well known for their commitment to providing affordable housing for those in the low and mid-income families in need of affordable housing. In partnership with other non-profit organizations, they are a social services agency providing not only construction, but also affordable mortgages and other financing. This is all possible thanks to the thousands of dedicated volunteers that remain steadfast to the Habitat ethos of giving. In this same spirit, it was the perfect opportunity for the Council to kic

HKS joins Habitat for Humanity for Build Day

Under overcast skies and a day of intermittent rain, HKS alums joined forces with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday morning for a Build Day at 19 46th Street SE, in Washington, DC. Habitat is well known for their commitment to providing affordable housing for those in the low and mid-income families in need of affordable housing. In partnership with other non-profit organizations, they are a social services agency providing not only construction, but also affordable mortgages and other financing. This is all possible thanks to the thousands of dedicated volunteers that remain steadfast to the Habitat ethos of giving. In this same spirit, it was the perfect opportunity for the Council to kic

Over 200 gather for global networking

HKS alums were among over 200 graduates from the College and all Harvard graduate schools who gathered in Dupont Circle the nation's capital for the Harvard Alumni Association's and Harvard Club of Washington's annual global networking event, held on the same day at various locations across the world. Also in attendance were current Harvard College students doing winternships in the DC area. As the HAA website here states: "Global Networking Night (GNN) is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network. This unique biannual event brings alumni together for one night every June and January in cities around the world. Held in local establishments, GNN events are designed to pro

Over 200 gather for global networking

HKS alums were among over 200 graduates from the College and all Harvard graduate schools who gathered in Dupont Circle the nation's capital for the Harvard Alumni Association's and Harvard Club of Washington's annual global networking event, held on the same day at various locations across the world. Also in attendance were current Harvard College students doing winternships in the DC area. As the HAA website here states: "Global Networking Night (GNN) is a great opportunity to explore and expand your Harvard Network. This unique biannual event brings alumni together for one night every June and January in cities around the world. Held in local establishments, GNN events are designed to pro

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