Expand Your Professional Network Through Speed Networking!
Thursday, December 13th
6:30pm to 11:00pm
The Parlor in Hollywood
7250 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Riordan Programs Alumni Association (RPAA) is proud to present the Diversity Movers & Shakers Mixer. Join professionals from various Fortune 500 companies for a night of networking at the Parlor in Hollywood. Proceeds benefit RPAA's high school mentorship program.
The Diversity Movers & Shakers Mixer -
6:30 - 7:10 PM Reception
7:15 - 7:20 PM RPAA Welcome
7:25 - 7:35 PM Guest Speaker - Sandy Green, Ph.D.
7:35 - 7:45 PM Guest Speaker - Nell Horowitz, Ph.D.
8:45 - 7:55 PM Guest Speaker - Craig S. Keys
7:55 - 9:00 Speed Networking (limited spaces - sign up early)
9:00 - 11:00 PM Free style networking
*Agenda subject to change
What is Speed Networking Hour?
The Speed Networking Hour facilitates the meeting of individuals who may not have had the opportunity to exchange information without a structured environment. You are guaranteed to meet up-and-coming professionals from all over Southern California!
Why should I participate in the Speed Networking Hour?
-Connect with hundreds of quality young professionals.
-Connect with young professional planning their MBA and also MBA GRADS from UCLA & USC.
-Network effortlessly through industry match-making.
-Learn new business development techniques.
-Connect with our guest speakers, who are leaders in the business world.
GUEST SPEAKERS on:
"The Importance of Networking Throughout Your Career"
Sandy Green, Ph D., Professor of Strategy at the California State University at Northridge.
During his distinguished career Dr. Green has published many articles and cases and has received numerous awards and grants. Dr. Green is currently developing a new area of research that combines the fields of rhetoric and finance.
Nell C. Huang-Horowitz, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Dr. Horowitz’s research focuses on three main areas: identity and reputation, small businesses and nonprofits, and emerging fields. From the perspective of her research, identity (what an organization says about itself) and reputation (how others outside of the organization think about the organization) are integral parts of public relations. She is particularly interested in how small businesses and nonprofits manage their identity and reputation despite their lack of financial and human resources. http://www.prsa.org/Intelligence/PRJournal/Documents/2012Huang-Horowitz.pdf
Craig S. Keys, Associate Senior Vice President, Civic Engagement, University of Southern California.
Craig S. Keys joined USC as associate senior vice president for civic engagement in January 2012. Keys is responsible for working in partnership with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and USC faculty, staff and students in support of the university’s engagement priorities. He also plays a key role in building and maintaining strong relationships between USC’s research and outreach programs, in facilitating and implementing President Nikias’ community initiatives, and in documenting and evaluating community involvement at USC. https://about.usc.edu/senior-staff/craig-keys/
Riordan Programs Alumni
UCLA Riordan Fellows
Saturday Business Academy Mentors
Ticket Admission is $30 at the Door. Register Now.
Paid registration includes appetizers.
Street Parking is available on Melrose. Please read the posted parking signs. Valet Parking is also available for $6.
Business casual attire required.
Bring plenty of business cards to distribute.
Buy your ticket today to ensure admission.
Tickets are limited due to venue capacity.
When & Where
Riordan Programs Alumni Association
Started in 2000, the Riordan Programs Alumni Association (RPAA) provides graduates of the Riordan Programs an extension of their professional, educational and personal leadership development through collaborative efforts to develop tomorrow's leaders and serve the community. The RPAA achieves these goals through its two flagship initiatives: The Saturday Business Academy (SBA), a program designed to prepare traditionally disadvantaged and underserved high school students with the skills and academic guidance necessary to become future business leaders. And, through the annual Diversity MBA Admissions Conference (DMAC), held every summer where the nation’s top business schools seek to recruit talented candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. Learn more about the RPAA at www.riordanalumni.com