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    Industry Immersion Luncheon Series

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM A panel of marketing industry veterans provides guidance to NU student-athletes.
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    A panel of marketing industry veterans provides guidance to NU student-athletes.
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    March 7, 2013

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    Thanks to Northwestern University's Industry Immersion Luncheon Series, during the 2013 winter quarter, more than 40 Northwestern University student-athletes were able to network with and learn from alumni across four diverse industries: finance, marketing, education/non-profit, and engineering. The Industry Immersion Luncheon Series exposes current Northwestern student-athletes to successful Northwestern alumni throughout multiple industries. Each event is limited to 15 participants to provide an intimate environment where NU student-athletes can meaningfully engage with alumni and have ample time to ask questions of the panelists. The Professional Development Advisory Committee moderated each event. A full list of professional participants can be found below:

    Immersion Seminars, Dates, & Guests

    Finance - January 14
    • Patrick Thompson (Baseball, Weinberg `00/Kellogg `06), UBS-Financial Advisor
    • Jessica Rigas (Softball, McCormick `09), Susquehanna International Group LLP-Trader
    • Sam Valenzisi (Football, Medill `95), Lincoln International LLD-Director M&A

    Marketing - January 31
    • Greg Pierce (Football, SESP `90), GE Capital-Vice President Marketing
    • Tricia Tulloch (Field Hockey, SESP `95), IMG Consulting-Account Director
    • Andrew Stroth, Esq. (NU Law `99), Impact Talent Associates, Inc.-President

    Education & Non-Profit - February 13
    • Tom Vranas (Weinberg '03), PROACT Search/SUPES Academy- President/Entrepreneur
    • El Da' Sheon Nix (Football, SESP '04), Beyond Sports Foundation-Director of Program Operations

    Engineering - March 4
    • David Graham (McCormick '88), Ford Motor Company-Service & Quality Supervisor, Engine Engineering • Eric Peterman (Football, McCormick '09), former United Airlines- Pricing Analyst, now entrepreneur opening a green energy company