Princeton Area Alumni Association

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Summer in Princeton Career Networking Reception

All Grad and Undergrad Alumni are invited to a Summer in Princeton Undergraduate Student/Alumni Reception!

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: Princeton University, Carl A. Fields Center, 58 Prospect Avenue
What: at least 10-15 alumni needed

Careers: Arts & Entertainment, Architecture, Communications, Consulting, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Fashion, Finance, Government, Law, Manufacturing, Marketing,  Medicine/Healthcare, Non-Profit & NGO, Real Estate, Science & Technology, Sports and more
Our aim is to break into small groups by industry. The goal is to provoke broad discussions about the vast career choices available to Princeton students, and exposure to the diversity of people in them.
Satomi Chudasama from Career Services and  Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman, '81 would like to invite each of you to join the discussion and remain afterwards for our reception.
Please let me know if you can be available for this event. 

Please RSVP to me with your brief bio by Wednesday June 12, 2012.
Many thanks in advance for your participation.
Cheryl Rowe-Rendleman ’81 
Princeton Area Alumni Association 
Chair Student Liaison Committee

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Student-Alumni Networking Reception ( Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM )
Location: Carl Fields Center, Princeton U
Cost: Free
Organized by: Career Services & PA3

Posted by Princeton AAA almost 8 years ago.


First Friday Lunch - Jon Guddmunsson, PhD Candidate in Physics will discuss Planck Mission findings

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon buffet at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!

This month, we will be joined by Jon Gudmundsson, a fifth year graduate student in the Department of Physics.  Jon will talk with us about the recent cosmological results from the Planck Mission, an experiment designed to study the cosmic microwave background radiation of the universe, namely the relic radiation from the big bang.  The data reveal the structure of the universe over a vast range of angular scales and frequencies and have opened new avenues of research for astrophysicists.  Jon will discuss what we have learned from the Planck data and will describe ongoing efforts in the field.  Read this NY Times article for more information on the Planck Mission.

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes the Nassau Club’s full buffet as well as a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink). Pre-registration is required.

>> Looking forward to seeing your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.

For more information, contact Lydia Zaininger '83.

Lunch Reservation
Nassauclubphoto Planck Jongudmundsson
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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, May 3, 2013 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Jon Gudmundsson, Fifth year graduate student in the Department of Physics, will discuss recent findings of the Planck Mission.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25 dues-paying members; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

Posted by lydia almost 8 years ago.


PA3 Wins ACE Award for Excellence in Communication

The Princeton Area Alumni Association won the Alumni Council's ACE Award for Excellence in Communication!

Pictured below are Henry Von Kohorn '66, President of the Alumni Association, Sara Hastings '09, PA3's secretary, and Daniel Hayes-Patterson '09, PA3's technology chair.

The full write up of the award is as follows:

To the Princeton Area Alumni Association

It was 2008. The Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3) had lain dormant for ten years. General consensus was that with the University and its manifold attractions in the backyard, Princeton-area alumni didn’t need an active organization to bring them together. And trying to persuade them otherwise involved a mass communication plan that was unsustainable. The PA3 was doomed.

Not so, believed a hardy band who were undaunted. Yes, a solid communications plan was essential to inform and engage area alumni. And now it was doable, with new technologies at hand. A simple blog-style website was created; a monthly broadcast e-newsletter was initiated; Facebook, and later Twitter, were added to the arsenal.

Communication was re-established, was effective, and yet somehow lacked energy. Enter the dynamic duo of Dan Hayes-Patterson ’09 and fiancee Sara Hastings ’09. In 2011, Dan was elected PA3’s Technology Chair and Sara its Secretary. The communications “dream team” was born.

Computer programmer Dan created a dynamic website so easy to use that even “non-techies” could post content with ease and with automatic prompts to post on Facebook and Twitter. Each page has a “Share” button. A multi-pronged communications approach came alive.

Sara oversees the content of communications, and the new website’s homepage reveals the wealth of material now generated. Information about community service, social activities, and careers. News and networking. Photos and fun. E-newsletters link to the site and the site in turn archives the e-newsletters. With PayPal, registering for events or ordering a PA3 t-shirt is just a click away. No surprise that website visits increased over 100% in a same-period comparison between 2011 and 2012, and dues paying membership has grown.

Through its revitalized communications, anchored by a dynamic website, and with its many opportunities for fellowship, the PA3 serves as a welcome companion not competitor to the best old place of all. The University benefits right along with the PA3’s membership of undergraduate and graduate alumni, parents of current and former students, and surviving partners of alumni. We are delighted to award the Princeton Area Alumni Association with the Alumni Council’s ACE Award for excellence in communications.

Alumni Council Alumni Relations & Communications Committee
Presented on 23 April 2013

Posted by Dan almost 8 years ago.


Global Net Night - Princeton Style

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Global NetNight 2013
Making a Move: How to Navigate Career Transitions
One night.  One focus.  Princeton Regional Associations from around the world will host networking events for alumni interested in managing career transitions, maintaining a work-life balance, and reconnecting with fellow Tigers.
$10 cash or check payable at the door.

Panelists: Stephanie Harbour '05 and Rick Ober '65.

Career transition topics to be covered include:
  • Moving In: Landing first jobs in today’s challenging market; starting your professional network; managing new financial responsibilities and professional friendships
  • Moving Up:  Learning the skills required to succeed in a new, possibly career-transforming role; identifying the right opportunities while keeping work-life balance 
  • Moving Around:  Managing involuntary or unintended lateral moves and demotions
  • Moving On:  Diversifying and enriching your portfolio of professional/personal pursuits; preparing for post-full time career roles: boards, starting own company, volunteer work, etc. 

Stephanie Harbour '05
Stephanie Harbour (pictured below) is an investment banker turned entrepreneur and is passionate about careers, women and work, and mentorship. Stephanie currently consults for a number of start-ups in New York City on strategy, talent management and business development. She was previously President and Owner of Mom Corps NYC, a professional staffing firm that helps companies fill high-level, non-traditional roles. At Mom Corps NYC, Stephanie worked with clients including Whole Foods, Avon Products and Morgan Stanley, and built a database of over 10,000 highly-qualified job seekers in the New York City area. Prior to Mom Corps, she worked at Centerview Partners, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm based in New York. At Centerview, Stephanie advised on over $25 billion of transactions and worked closely with clients on corporate strategy and deal execution. Stephanie was also deeply involved in recruiting, training, mentorship and development at the firm. Stephanie graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Economics and a concentration in Political Economy. She lives on the Upper West Side in Manhattan with her husband, Beau Harbour P'05, and 1 year old son, Luke. 

Rick Ober '65Picture of Richard F. Ober, Jr.

Rick Ober ’65 is General Counsel of Isles, Inc., Trenton, New Jersey, an award-winning nonprofit community development and environmental organization with a mission to foster more self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities.  Rick Ober joined Isles in 2009 after 26 years as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of UJB Financial Corp/Summit Bancorp of Princeton and 3½ years as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of TerraCycle, Inc. of Trenton, an organic fertilizer start-up.  At UJB/Summit Mr. Ober led the Legal, Community Development and Compliance Departments as they helped grow the bank from $2 billion to $39 billion through 27 acquisitions while winning the first New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association Diversity Award.  At TerraCycle he managed the defense and successful settlement of a false advertising and trade dress suit by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the dominant competitor in TerraCycle’s space.  He has also served as Research Director on U.S. Senate and Congressional New Jersey campaign staffs.

Mr. Ober currently serves as a mentor for Yale Law Women, an Ombudsman for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and a mediator for Executive Mediator Services and the New Jersey Judiciary Foreclosure Mediation Program.   His previous civic activities included Co-Facilitator of Trinity Jobseekers, the oldest weekly job club in the U.S., Vice Chair of Special Olympics New Jersey, President of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, Trustee and Secretary of Narcolepsy Network, Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Banking Law Section and Vice Chair of its Pro Bono Committee and Chair of the American Bankers Association Bank Counsel Advisory Committee. 

$10 per ticket.  Please bring cash or check.

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Global Net Night - Princeton Style ( Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM )
Location: AlumniCorps, 12 Stockton St., Princeton
Cost: $5 per alum
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Princeton AAA about 8 years ago.


AlumniCorps Emerging Leaders Program

Princeton AlumniCorps is now accepting applications for our Emerging Leaders professional development program.  

Find out why participants consider this high-impact, affordable program to be  "the most amazing year of my life, professionally"; "a powerful catalyst for my professional growth''; and  "an incredibly useful series of workshops." 

Emerging Leaders equips talented young managers from diverse backgrounds with the skills, training, relationships, and confidence to launch them into leadership roles and boost the capacity of the nonprofit sector. Participants benefit from our mature network of social change leaders and professional mentors. Emerging Leaders interact with a range of top-level executives and broaden their sector-wide knowledge and network through sessions facilitated by a highly trained executive coach.  

  • Programs are offered in New York and Washington, DC and run for a total of 8 full-day, monthly sessions from June 2013 to February 2014 (skipping August).
  • Alumni from any college or university who meet our application criteria are welcome to apply by March 15th, 2013.  
  • Participants must have 2-8 years of total full-time work experience, including at least one in the nonprofit sector; they must also be currently employed in the nonprofit sector and have some degree of management responsibilities, including supervising staff, vendors or volunteers and/or leading projects where they coordinate and oversee the work of others.
  • The application fee is $30. (The application fee is waived for alumni of the Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program). In order to ensure Emerging Leaders is accessible to younger professionals in the nonprofit sector, the participation fee is $500. Employers can choose to cover the cost. Similar professional development programs have a value of up to $4,000-$5,000 per participant.

For more information, visit our website. To get the perspective of program participants, visit our blog.


To get on our mailing list for important updates, please e-mail Rachel Benevento, the Emerging Leaders Program Director.

Posted by Princeton AAA about 8 years ago.