Professional Networks

Wesleyan’s professional networks aim to connect alumni and undergraduate students with one another and the University by creating communities around common professional interests and shared experiences.

Each network has a newly established Facebook group, an ideal tool to facilitate connections.

If you are interested in learning more about Professional Networks, please contact Kimberly Williams at or 860-685-3679 for more information.

  • Digital Wesleyan

    Digital Wesleyan is about celebrating an industry where Wesleyan's influence is strong and growing: Digital Media. Wesleyan graduates lead the industry as investors and can be proud of innovative new media start-ups, all finding creative and successful ways to push the boundaries of traditional media. Read More

    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

  • Finance

    Wesleyan Alumni in Finance and Banking (WesFAB) provides a platform for alumni in the finance industry to meet peers and creates 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. Read More

    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, learning about pro bono opportunities and current developments, in addition to mentoring Wesleyan students and alumni with an interest in the law. Read More

    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 

  • Non-Profits

    Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) is a non-partisan, volunteer-driven network of talented alumni 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. Read More

    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. Read More

    Key Volunteer

    Matt Winn ’92 – Managing Partner, Octapoda LLC