UEP has been busy in the last week, hosting two alumni events over the weekend. The first was an alumni panel featuring UEPers that are now working in global operations, research and consulting.
- Denise Chin (MA 2014) – Senior Research Assistant at the Director General’s Office at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Jon Crowe (MA 2010) – Senior Consultant at Meister Consultants Group
- Armando Milou (MA 2008, WSSS) – GIS Specialist with the International Finance Corporation
- Nicholas Petschek (MA/MALD 2012) – Senior Consultant in Governance, Culture & Leadership at LRN
- Katie Walsh (MA/MALD 2014) – Cities Manager for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Alumni briefly discussed their work and career trajectories since graduating from UEP before responding to questions from the audience. Discussion followed on how UEP prepared them for their careers, opportunities they wish they would have taken advantage of while there, and how they see the next few years of their work playing out. Students in the audience asked about the UEP network in their fields and the language skills required in their work. Alumni unanimously agreed that Negotiations was one of the most important classes they had taken. They also recommended taking diverse courses, including branching out to other schools in the area.
The next day was a more informal networking event put together by the UEP Student Planning & Policy Association. Current students and alumni convened at Vanderbilt Kitchen & Bar near State Street where a crowd of 50 or so discussed careers and opportunities. There was a good showing from class of 2015 graduates, as well as a number from previous years. Folks enjoyed a buffet and drinks while expanding the career opportunities of the UEP network in Boston and elsewhere.