Students Learn Effective Leadership at Management Conference
Ural Grant '13 was one of 28 Wesleyan students who participated in the Management Leadership Conference Oct. 23-26. During the conference's opening dinner and keynote address, students had the opportunity to network with alumni, student parents and Wesleyan faculty from a variety of industries and career fields. The MLC is designed for students who aspire to hold top management and leadership positions after graduation.
Michael Sciola, director of the Career Resource Center, spoke to students about program expectations and led a discussion on responsibility prior to the conference. The MLC program is a joint effort of the Career Resource Center, Career Advisory Council, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.
ESPN.com Editor-in-Chief Robert King '84 delivered the keynote address during the conference Oct. 23 in Beckham Hall. King explained how he worked his way up from an editorial assistant at the Washington Post to becoming a cartoonist, reporter, graphic designer, sports editor and deputy managing editor for visuals at other newspapers. After 22-years in the newspaper business, King joined ESPN in 2004.
Erwin Dwi Saputra '11 listens to King's address.
Dick Miller, the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, Emeritus, spoke to students during the conference.
Nam Anh Ta '12 was one of the student participants.
Gregory Rolland '95 spoke to students about his role as an accountant with Moriaty & Primack, PC in Springfield, Mass.
Taylor Sander '12 mingles with parents and alumni during the dinner. MLC participants spent the following days with business leaders in Middletown and in New York City. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)
More information on the Management Leadership Conference is online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/mlc/2009/