Professional Networks

The Wesleyan experience does not end at graduation. Innovative programming and collaborative commitment to success continue with Wesleyan Professional Networks (WPNs) - communities of alumni, students and parents organized around common professional aspirations and experiences.  Led by alumni volunteers, WPNs provide opportunities for students and alumni to continue to explore new ideas in order to change the world.

If you are interested in learning more about Professional Networks, please contact Kimberly Williams at kwilliams02@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3679 or Penney Beaubrun at pbeaubrun@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2371 for more information.

  • ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

    Wesleyan in Arts and Entertainment (WesA&E) seeks to connect, encourage and celebrate the achievements of members of the Wesleyan community working in film, television, music, dance, theater and interactive new media, while providing information, resources and professional opportunities for alumni and Wesleyan students.

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  • Digital Media

    Wesleyan takes pride in sending graduates to all corners of business, the arts and sciences, and academics. From Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley, there is one industry in particular in which the pervasiveness of the Wesleyan influence is unmatched: Digital Media.

    The purpose of this group is to help build awareness around the strength of the Wesleyan network in Digital Media. The hope is to leverage the internet to bring together the Wesleyan community, both offline and online.

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    Key Volunteers

    Jake Levine '08 - Founder, Electric Objects

    Tim Devane '09 - Principal, NextView Ventures

    Liza Conrad '11 - Community and Communications, Hopscotch

    Alex Rosen '08 - Vice President, Product Management and Business Intelligence, GREE

  • Education

    The Education network provides a valuable connection between Wesleyan alumni, current students and parents working within the filed of education ranging from policy to practice. Read More
  • Finance and Banking

    Wesleyan Alumni in Finance and Banking (WesFAB) provides a platform for alumni in the finance industry to meet peers while creating programs that discuss trending topics and showcase alumni experts. The group also endeavors to develop undergraduates and young alumni who are new to the field.

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    Key Volunteers

    Craig Schortzmann ’01 - Managing Director, The Blackstone Group

    Michael Barnett ’99 - Managing Director, Och-Ziff Capital Management

    Joe McElligott '06 - Vice President, Guggenheim Partners

  • Law

    Wesleyan Lawyers Association (WLA) is an organization that provides a forum for networking and learning about pro bono opportunities and current developments, in addition to mentoring Wesleyan students and alumni interested in law.

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    Key Volunteers

    President Matthew Tuccillo ’95 – Partner, Pomerantz LLP

    Vice President Raya Salter ’94 - Senior Attorney, Energy and Equality, National Resources Defense Council

    Secretary Deirdre Salsich ’07 – Attorney, New York State Assembly

    University Liaison Jessica Golden Cortes ’98 - Partner, Davis & Gilbert LLP

    Mentor Chair Benjamin Nissim '08 - Associate, Day Pitney, LLP

    Governance Chair Emilia Sicilia '95 - Staff Attorney, Urban Justice League

    Communications Chair Jamie Bachrach '93 - Head of Operations, The Wine Trust 

  • Philanthropy and Public Service

    Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) is a non-partisan network committed to philanthropy and public service. WAPPS embraces the common bonds of our “Middletown education” and public spirit ethos by building deeper relationships, exchanging knowledge and strengthening our community’s social impact by bringing together the diverse alumni population working across the public/private sectors committed to serving the common good.

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    Key Volunteers

    National Chair Steve McCarthy '75 - Senior Vice President, KCG Capital Advisors

    Elizabeth “Biz” Ghormley ’04 - Membership & Operations, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)

    Rebecca Kirchheimer ’04 - Director of Business Process, Innovation Projects

    Colleen Galbraith ’03 - Senior Strategy Consultant, Accenture

    Bonnie Oliva ’04 - Global Operations Director, InVenture Mobile

  • Real Estate

    The Real Estate Network connects alumni and undergraduates who share an interest in networking and leveraging collective knowledge about real estate-related business. This group includes professionals in a broad array of fields and members have expertise in various property types.

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    Key Volunteer

    Matt Winn ’92 - Managing Partner, Octapoda LLC

    Michael Zazzaro '13 - Partner, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    Marshall Brozost '89 - Associate, AION Partners. 

  • Women's Network

    Wesleyan Women Network (WWN) connects regional communities of alumnae, students and parents committed to advancing women's voices and perspectives while celebrating, enriching, and inspiring one another personally and professionally.

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