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Marquette CIRCLES Roundtable Event in Boston

Wed, 26 Oct, 2011 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Marquette CIRCLES in Boston

CIRCLES logoCIRCLES is an award-winning networking program that connects professionals based on industry and business interests.

This CIRCLES event will provide many opportunities:
- Network with Marquette alumni, parents and friends in business sectors of interest to you.
- Find employees, mentors and business associates.
- Develop business leads and contacts.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boston College Club
100 Federal Street, 36th Floor

$15 per person
(includes attendee directory, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)


To ensure your contact information is included in the CIRCLES directory, please register by Friday, October 14. For questions or special needs, call Terrie Bruckbauer at
(414) 288-3353.


5:30 p.m.
Connect with fellow Marquette alumni of the Freshman Frontier Program and visit with Mary Minson, Senior Assistant Dean of Advising/Director of Freshman Frontier Program.

6:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
(Roundtable options listed below)

7:30 p.m.
Meet with Marquette alumni, parents and friends connected to your business sector.


Sports in the New Digital Age
JJ Alberts
, Arts ’93, Sales Manager,
Discover how sports media stays ahead of the curve in attracting and maintaining consumers with social media and advertising. Learn how the current sports media market is transforming the way we process information and how you can use similar strategies at your company.

Making Sense of the Educational Landscape Today
Ellen Eckman
, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Chair, Educational Policy and Leadership, Marquette University
Hear from Marquette’s very own Dr. Eckman as she discusses the state of education today and where the system is headed. Discover what distinguishes charter, for-profit, choice, virtual, blended and other types of schools from each other and discuss the ripple effects school structure has on parents, students, teachers and administrators.

Understanding Our Global World through Technology and Defense Systems
Mitchell P. Ayoob
, Eng ’81, Director of Innovation, Network Centric Systems, Raytheon Company
Robert H. Bishop, Ph.D., OPUS Dean, College of Engineering, Marquette University
A key element of Raytheon’s growth is its strong commitment to the global marketplace. Discover how the company utilizes this mindset through U.S. defense and security technologies. Learn how Marquette is educating the next generation of engineers to meet our nation’s needs through student-centered learning, hands-on experiences and design-to-product strategies that value and encourage innovation.

The Importance of Inspiring Consumers to Become Advocates of Your Brand
Joe Lovett
, Comm ’93, Director of Strategy, Isobar
Learn about the evolving role of the consumer in this new digital age and how their growing influence impacts you. Gain insights on how a modern communications agency is embracing this concept and how you can benefit from their strategies. 

Best Practices in Venture Creation
Gary Millrood
, Arts ’80, Senior Vice President of Sales, Hubcast, Inc.
Tina Quealy, Associate Director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Instructor of Social Entrepreneurship, Marquette University
Whether you are starting an Internet company, a socially-focused venture, or thinking about taking the leap into self-employment, discover the key strategies you need to know in executing on your new venture out of the gate. These experts will share insights from their own entrepreneurial endeavors and experiences relaying valuable information on how you can build and measure the success of your venture.

Should Private Equity Be Included in an Individual Investor’s Portfolio?
Solomon Owayda
, Arts ’76, Managing Director, Siguler Guff & Co., LLC
David Krause, Ph.D., Director, Applied Investment Management Program, Marquette University
Private equity is considered to be a major component of the alternative asset universe for institutional investors. It has been shown to significantly improve a portfolio’s risk and reward characteristics in the long-term. Learn about whether individuals should invest in private equity – and if so – how best to do it.

Investing in Volatile Markets:  Being Prepared and Managing Opportunistically
James M. Weiss
, Arts ’68, President, Weiss Capital Management, Inc.
Linda Salchenberger, Ph.D., James H. Keyes Dean, College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, Marquette University
Investing successfully in a rapidly declining market begins long before the storm roars in by establishing investment strategies to endure the volatility and damage with an aim to sustain the client’s strategic long-term investment plan and be ready to participate when markets recover. In significant market declines, prices of truly great companies’ stocks drop along with the rest of the market creating opportunities that can result in your gain.


Location: Boston College Club
100 Federal Street, 36th Floor
Calendar: MUAA Calendar
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