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The job hunt is no longer about the perfect résumé or great interview. In order to get your foot in the door or find new opportunities, you need to network and connect to the people that you meet.

You’re invited to the 2012 Diversity Career Networking Event, where you can learn about careers that interest you from the people who are already there. It’s your chance to get together with UW alumni and friends from a wide range of fields to get the answers and advice on your next step.

The Diversity Networking Reception is hosted by the UW Alumni Association in partnership with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, who have come together to create the UW Mentor Power for Success Program. Open to all students in the UW Mentor Program, as well as students in other diversity programs across OMA&D and throughout the University of Washington.

When: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors open at 4:30 pm)
Where: Washington Commons
Cost: Free admission! Free food!

Brief Overview

The event will start with a distinguished panel of leaders, so our students can hear first-hand from high level executives and chief officers about how to be prepared for future success and build their leadership and entrepreneurial strengths. The panel portion of the program will be followed by a networking reception with about 15 alumni mentors to field specific questions, and give leadership and career advice. We are inviting many undergraduate and graduate students of color and students affiliated with OMA&D programs. Our goal for the event is for students to see themselves as leaders and change-agents through panelists’ and alumni mentors’ words of wisdom, stories of triumph, and personal experiences. This panel is not focused on any specific industry, but on what it really takes to be a successful, innovative, and passionate leader, regardless of their field of choice. We also hope to encourage them to pursue competitive majors, STEM related fields, and Graduate school.


RSVP is required and space is limited. This is your next step to a great career,
so sign up today!


Ron Beard, ’90, ‘93
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, JD UW School of Law
Title: Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

Rogelio Riojas, ’73, ’75, ‘77
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Master of Health Administration
Title: Chief Executive Officer, SEAMAR Community Health Centers

Danelle L. Reed, Ph.D., ‘92
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Puyallup Tribal Member
Title: Program Director, Kwawachee Counseling Center – Puyallup Tribal Health Authority


Lull Mengesha. ’06, ‘10
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Master of Science in Information Management

Program Timeline

4:30 PM – Doors Open
5:00 PM – Event Opens
5:30 PM – Welcome Remarks
5:35 PM – Facilitator Remarks
5:40 PM – Panel Introductions
6:00 PM – Panel Starts
6:30 PM – Question & Answer
6:45 PM – Panel Closes and Networking Reception Starts
7:30 PM – Event Concludes