Thursday, March 4, 2010 myBiz Blog
Participate in Dinners On Wisconsin! by Kelly Cuene

The Wisconsin Alumni Student Board sponsors Dinners On Wisconsin!, an opportunity for students to meet with alumni over dinner and learn about different career paths and the skills necessary to be successful in the future.

On March 22 and 23 students will again have the opportunity to dine with alumni at their homes or their workplace. Below are some opportunities related to business:

Owning the Business World - Monday March 22, 6:15p.m.

Everything you need to know about the School of Business you learned in kindergarten, according to this alum! He knows a thing or two about Wall Street; he developed and owned a New York City multi-use building just a block south of it! He reminds students that a business career isn’t about hitting home runs – he worked steadily to get himself to where he is today. After finishing school, he moved to Los Angeles and was the M&A Director of a multinational company. After selling this company, he was a CFO of a privately held national company in New York City. He is eager to share his experiences with you!

Pursuing Your Passion - Tuesday March 23, 6:15p.m.
This alum has always believed in pursuing his passion, so when he graduated he started his own company, He then pursued his passion for coaching college basketball which took him to New York and South Dakota. Now, he enjoys working as a church consultant. If you’re interested in learning how to do what you love as a career, this is the dinner for you! 


Be Your Own Boss - Tuesday March 23, 6:15p.m.

This UW graduate is a self-employed consultant in the computer science R&D field. Hear about how the UW prepared him for his Masters and discuss his 25 years spent in the corporate serfdom of R&D and technical sales before becoming an independent consultant. If you’re interested in discussing the UW, consulting, and being self-employed, this casual dinner is for you!

Accounting in the Real World - Tuesday March 23, 5:30p.m.

The alumni graduated with a BBA in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy in 2002 and 2003 respectively.  Since 2003, he has been working for Grant Thornton in Madison, WI, and as of 2008, has been a Manager.   He specializes in general federal taxation and in taxation of not-for-profit entities.  He is very active outside of work and has run several marathons.
The co-hosting alumna graduated in 2002 with a Masters of Accountancy and in emphasis in Taxation.  Her first job was in public accounting at the tax group Deloitte.  After 5 years at Deloitte, she returned to Madison and joined  Grant Thornton.  While as Madison, she was in the MAcc program and had the opportunity to intern at Arthur Anderson.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible.  If you are interested in how to apply your accounting major outside of UW-Madison, then this is the dinner to learn from experience!

Interested students need to register here. Be sure to read all the guidelines prior to signing up.