With this issue of the e-newsletter, we welcome over 800 Bryant seniors.
On May 22nd, they will officially be part of the Bryant University Alumni Association – a vibrant and vast network of over 40,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni representing 50 states and more than 60 foreign nations. Membership in the Bryant University Alumni Association is free for all graduates.
The Office of Alumni Relations continues to develop and enhance exclusive alumni benefits and services that return value to our graduates while also building a lasting relationship with the University. As a member of the Alumni Association, we encourage you to join the Bryant Online Alumni Community, your link to Bryant’s secure alumni website. By joining the Alumni online community, you can find classmates, post a class note, upload a photo or resume, and network with alumni where you live or work.
Visit www.bryant.edu/alumnicommunity to register today.
RI Senator Jack Reed addresses Class of 2010
Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed will address Bryant University's graduating seniors and guests and will receive an honorary degree during the University's undergraduate Commencement Saturday, May 22. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
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Hire Talent, Hire Bryant!
Be a Career Champion for students from your alma mater
With graduation approaching, Bryant seniors are facing a highly competitive job market. Despite the challenging market conditions, Bryant has continued to offer a solid recruiting program for seniors, as well as a myriad of career programs, career fairs, alumni-student networking events and expanded collaborations – all designed to maximize opportunities for students.
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Career switch: Eleni Liapakis ’97, ’99 MBA
Alumnus pursues her passion and established her own interior design firm.
After seven years of working in the accounting field, Eleni Liapakis ’97, ’99 MBA was feeling a bit like something was missing. She was a controller for a fashion school in New York City, and her proximity to all the art, fashion, and design fueled her long-forgotten passion for creativity.
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Communicating to a diverse audience: Don Lariviere ’89
Bryant education catapults alumnus to position as manager of internal communications for 18 European countries for office supply giant Staples.
In April 2009, Don Lariviere ’89 headed into work in Ontario, Canada, prepared for just another day at the office. His company, however, had other plans for him. “At the end of the day, my former manager at Staples Canada told me that Staples Europe had come calling,” he says, “and wanted to relocate me and my husband, Matt, to Amsterdam.”
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Senior Class Gift Campaign
Class of 2010 Celebrates success
Senior Class Gift Co-chairs Chris Lussier, Meghan Aloisio, and Alex MacKenzie rally their classmates to a successful conclusion.
Chris Lussier, Meghan Aloisio and Alex MacKenzie worked hard all year to raise awareness on the importance of giving back to Bryant, and it seems their diligence has paid off. They raised more than $40,600 with 54% participation from their classmates, surpassing their goal of $40,000 with 52% participation!
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Regional Alumni Network Events
Bryant University alumni will have many opportunities over May and June to gather for informal networking. In May, Bryant will be in Minneapolis with a special gathering of students and alumni. In June, regional activity takes place throughout New England and in Chicago. Also in June, President Machtley will travel to both Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Check out our online calendar at www.bryant.edu/alumnievents.
The Job Source is a weekly list of available positions in a variety of fields published by the Amica Center and is available to alumni via email. To subscribe, send an email to the Amica Center for Career Education and ask to be put on the electronic distribution list. For a complete list of the last month's Job Source listings, please click on "Job Openings" below.
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Join the Bryant University Alumni Association fan page on Facebook, our Linked In Alumni Association Group, or follow us on Twitter.
And remember, all 40,000 Bryant alumni are on the on-line directory where you can search for former classmates and Bryant graduates living or working in your area. Go to www.bryant.edu/alumni for more information and to register.
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