Friday, May 31, 2019

Murphy is "Digging In and Branching Out"

"What are you working on?” It’s not an easy question for Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture alumnus Ryan Murphy (2014) to answer. The researcher in the U of M’s Department of Forest Resources touches a number of projects simultaneously. And he wouldn’t want it any other way.


Murphy’s journey to the field horticulture was not a straight line. After starting at the Carlson School of Management, he transferred to the College of Liberal Arts to study experimental media, only to find that “the job market for mediocre experimental musicians was pretty bad.”
Read more about Ryan's story.

U of M Day at the Minnesota United - June 29



Take part in our U of M Day at the Minnesota United on Saturday, June 29th as they take on FC Cincinnati in the NEW Allianz Field! 

A limited number of tickets will be available and this special U of M Day package includes:
- Discounted Game Ticket
- Limited-edition U of M and Minnesota United FC flag

Also, meet us in the Brew Hall before the game to grab some refreshments.

A portion of each ticket will go back to support the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Tickets will not be available on game day and are expected to move quick, so do not wait to get yours! The deadline to purchase is Friday, 6/14!

More info and tickets.

Emerging Professionals Network - June 19



You're invited to the next Emerging Professionals Network event at Minneapolis Cider Company! Reconnect with your fellow Gophers and explore mentorship at this brand-new, alumni-owned cidery in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood. 

Date: 6/19/2019
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Minneapolis Cider Company, 
701 SE 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414






When we think about mentorship, we often think of an experienced person advising a younger one. While the traditional mentor-mentee relationship is not extinct, it's no longer the only standard for you to consider as you navigate post-college life. Instead, there are many ways to get the career advice and guidance you need to achieve your goals. Join us at the next Emerging Professionals Network for a panel discussion on demystifying mentorship. Get advice for finding guidance that can make a real difference in your career trajectory.

Registration Fee:

$10 - UMAA Member
$20 - Non Member

Includes one drink and heavy appetizers

RSVP Today!

Vang is "Unstoppable"


The personality traits that initially drew this year’s student commencement speaker Derek Vang (MBS '19) to the sciences proved to be the same ones that carried him through his graduate program: an irrepressible curiosity and determination.


“The sciences aren’t perfect,” he says. “You’re always looking for answers, and even when you think you’re coming to an answer you’re always left scratching your head, thinking that there is something else. That is the challenge.”

Read more about Derek's story.