Alumni Make New Connections at Networking Social

Alumni Make New Connections at Networking Social

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Christian Holm
March 13, 2015

What do working professionals in Washington do best? Networking, of course.


For the first time in several years, The Washington Center hosted an alumni-only networking event. More than 50 alumni and friends descended on Jaleo in Arlington, Va. on Wednesday, March 11 to reconnect with old friends and make new, important professional connections in the Washington area.


“This was a great step towards uniting a wider world of networks and connections that aligns professionals with similar goals. It's great to see such a powerful network reconnect with itself."


Alumni ranged in years from the late 1980s to 2014 and represented careers in consulting, government relations, public policy, communications and more. As they mingled and sought that next big career connection, alumni enjoyed signature tapas, paella and sangria from Jaleo, one of the D.C. area’s most popular restaurants – and one near and dear to TWC’s heart. A TWC alumna, Stephanie Salvador ‘10, is the brand manager for ThinkFoodGroup, which owns Jaleo.


The sold-out event is just one of several initiatives afoot to increase engagement TWC’s nearly 60,000 alumni around the world. In addition to in-person events in D.C., Ohio, Boston and New York City over the past year, TWC is working to connect alumni everywhere digitally, starting with its LinkedIn Alumni Community. For Kevin Meyer ‘13, a contractor for the U.S Marshals Service, networking with fellow alumni in person and online is a way to give back to TWC and stay involved in a powerful community.


“TWC has done so much for my career; I’m still working in the same place that I interned when I was a TWC student,” Meyer said. “We need more alumni to go out and engage with others who would benefit the same way.”


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