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    Wildcat Professional Excellence Program

    The Wildcat Professional Excellence Program (WPEP) is an annual event for Northwestern's junior student-athletes, aimed at exposing them to a variety of career paths while also allowing them to hone in on a particular field of interest by meeting with the industry's best profesionals.

    Through speed networking as well as an informative panel discussion, juniors experience first-hand the resources and support system they inherit as part of the Wildcat family. Additionally, the student-athletes are required to dress in appropriate business attire and craft business cards to exchange with the professionals.

    Northwestern provides a pair of pre-programming events leading up to the WPEP experience, including a session titled, "Armed for Professional Success" as well as an Etiquette Dinner.

    Approximately 30 professionals participate in the event each year and come from a plethora of industries. Past WPEP keynote speakers have been Senator Bill Bradley and Stephen Friedman, former CEO of Goldman Sachs.


    November 2012 WPEP Recap
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    February 2012 WPEP Recap
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