New York City: January 2010
Brandeis IBS alumni from the New York area were joined by current business school students and members of the Wall Street/Finance Network for the fifth-annual New Year's Celebration at The Warwick Hotel in New York City. Close to 130 alumni and friends attended the networking event and panel discussion, "Surviving and Thriving in the Financial Tsunami: Lessons Learned from IBS Alumni."
Boston: May 2010
Brandeis IBS hosted a networking event and panel discussion "Strategies for Thriving in the New Global Economy: Lessons Learned from Brandeis IBS Alumni" at the W Boston Hotel for local area alumni and friends. Panelists included Wilfred Chilangwa '90, MA '91, Fidelity; Mirtha (Arguello) Kastrapeli, MA '07, State Street Global Advisors; Zenobia Moochhala, MA '98, Care.com; and Johannes Pfeifenberger, MA '91, The Brattle Group who shared their insights about how the financial crisis affected their industry. Close to 50 alums attended the event.
Boston: November 2010
Close to 130 IBS alums, friends and current students attended the Boston "Hot Trends in Wine" Networking event at the Exchange Conference Center, our first alumni and current student networking event in the city. Hosted by Legal Sea Foods, it featured a tasting of wines from around the globe. Roger Berkowitz, president of Legal Sea Foods and member of the Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers, welcomed everyone to the event. Sandy Block, master of wine and VP of Beverage at Legal Sea Foods provided a presentation on wine selections from Argentina, California, New Zealand and South Africa.
London: October 2010
In October, over 40 alumni attended the networking reception “Brandeis and Business: London and Beyond” at the Hilton London Green Park. Attendees were welcomed by Michael Appell, MA '79, executive director of development and external affairs; Joan Bovarnick, PhD '69, president of the Brandeis Club of Great Britain and Elana Givens, assistant dean of Career Services. During the reception, Michael discussed Brandeis IBS' impact on the business world as well as the new undergraduate business major.
Beijing: November 2010
Brandeis hosted its first event in China at the end of November at the home of Roberta Lipson ’76 in Beijing. Nearly 40 alumni and students attended the networking event, "Brandeis and Business: Beijing and Beyond." Lipson, co-founder and CEO of Chindex International, Inc., spoke movingly about her years at Brandeis and the encouragement she received to pursue a business career in Asia at a time when few were choosing that path. In addition, Tony Chang, PhD ’83, made a special visit from Hong Kong to talk about his passion for Brandeis and the need to support the university’s scholarship program.