Monday, January 14, 2019

Daboh moves to ESPN

Wokie Daboh (BS '04) recently took a new role at ESPN as their director of diversity and inclusion. She was previously at Medtronic as a senior manager in global inclusion, diversity and engagement.

Connect with Wokie on LinkedIn.

Emerging Professionals Network: Making a Career Change - Feb 19

New year, new career? Hear from a panel of recent alumni who have been there and get advice for finding a career that you love, even if it's different from where you started.

Tue, February 19, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST

5:30 Event begins, open networking
6:00 Panel begins
7:30 Event ends

Your ticket includes your first drink and heavy appetizers from Kafe 421.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Van Zandt Joins Rodeo Show in Venice Beach

Tasha Van Zandt (BA '14) recently joined Rodeo Show, a Venice Beach-based production company, as a director, photographer and cinematographer.

Read about her new role.

Visit Tasha's website.

Wray Brings the Arts to Rural Minnesota

Melissa Wray (MPS '18)
graduated from the Master’s in Arts and Cultural Leadership program, and her studies have bloomed into a series of passion projects that have changed her life completely. This essay from Melissa was featured on the CCAPS website in fall of 2018 and is an exploration of the value in storytelling and the need to pursue meaningful work.

Read her story.

Her essay was also featured in this month's issue of Women's Press, in the Education Guide section

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Emerging Professionals Network: No Fear Networking - December 4

What happens when you receive an invitation to a networking event? Do you respond right away, excited to dive right in and start mingling? Or do you hesitate and avoid it altogether? For many of us, networking is a scary concept. We may be introverted, unpracticed, hindered by a bad experience, or simply new to the whole idea. Whatever your fear, it can be hard to overcome once its established.

The good news is that networking is a skill that anyone can learn and practice. You don't have to be an extrovert or smooth operator to be successful at it. You just have to have the right strategies and prepare. Your Alumni Association is here to help!

Join us at alumni-owned Clockwerks Brewing for a networking happy hour. Fellow alumni will facilitate small group discussions during the event around common networking fears and share tips for networking.

5:30 PM - Event begins
6:00 PM - Small group networking begins
7:30 PM - Event ends

Your first drink and appetizers included.

Learn more and register today!

Minne-College Florida - January 26

Minne-College Florida - Saturday, January 26, 12:30–5:15 p.m.

Come together with fellow alumni and friends to hear from some of the University of Minnesota's most exciting, innovative and ambitious faculty. Learn about their cutting-edge research and see why the University of Minnesota is ranked as one of the most active public research universities in the nation.

Learn More and RSVP.

Construction Management - Pioneer Hall Tour - Nov 14

U of M Pioneer Hall Tour − Sponsored by McGough

In collaboration with Construction Alumni, CFMSA, & Construct*ium Mentorship Program

Wednesday, November 14
3:30−6:30 p.m.

Join the Construction Alumni Association, CFMSA, and Construct*ium Mentorship for a tour of Pioneer Hall on the U of M East Bank campus! The renovations are no small feat, with a price tag of $104 million. Roughly $20 million of the budget will go toward the new dining hall, leaving $84 million to create a modern residence hall while keeping the historical charm.

It is free to attend but your RSVP is requested for planning purposes. PPE is not required for this tour.


Washington Ave Parking Ramp
501 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Meeting Location − 3:30 p.m.
Jobsite Trailer
615 Fulton St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Social Hour Post Tour − approximately 5 p.m.
Sally's Bar & Grill
700 SE Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

All are welcome to the Networking Happy Hour after the tour!

Questions or comments: please contact the Construction Alumni at