THANK YOU FOR A GREAT FALL SEMESTER!
Fall 2023 Meeting Summary
Adulting 101 Panel
We dove into the world of adulthood with our "Adulting 101" panel, where seasoned business professionals Jordyn Johnson, Makena Schramm, and Neha Byati shared their wisdom on life after graduation. From mastering the art of work-life balance to acing interviews, this engaging panel addressed burning questions and left us with invaluable advice. It was an enlightening conversation that left our eager-to-learn members inspired and equipped for the journey ahead.
E&J Gallo Winery
We welcomed E&J Gallo Winery back for another insightful discussion on the ever-evolving alcohol industry. During our meeting with, we delved into various aspects of wine production, market trends in the alcohol industry, and gained insights into the daily responsibilities of an account manager. Our discussion delved into various facets of
wine production and the evolving landscape of the alcohol market. We explored the company's commitment to quality and innovation in winemaking, and the importance of adapting to changing consumer preferences.
We were joined by two Assistant Directors of CU Football, Emilu Funke and Sadie Baker, who shared their insights into the dynamic world of the sports industry. They shared their experiences as CU Buffs became a prominent name in college football. We gained valuable insights into the dynamic nature of their roles and the ever-evolving landscape of the sports industry. From managing player logistics to engaging with fans and staying abreast of the latest industry trends, a vivid picture was painted of the diverse challenges and opportunities that define the sports industry.
Abercrombie & Fitch
We met with Jenna Snyder, an esteemed Associate Merchant at Abercrombie & Fitch headquarters, who unraveled the dynamics of the fashion industry. During this meeting, Jenna shared in-depth perspectives on the intricacies of staying ahead of trends, emphasizing the importance of market analysis, consumer behavior, and a keen eye for emerging styles. We analyzed her day-to-day experiences, discovering the multifaceted nature of her role, which involves collaboration with designers, vendors, and various stakeholders. Overall, it provided valuable insights into the associate merchant's role and the strategies employed to thrive in this dynamic and competitive sector.
We hosted an exclusive resume-building workshop hosted by a Leeds Professional Mentor, Madeleine Broeren. This was a golden opportunity to get expert answers to resume-related questions, uncover invaluable tips, and refine resumes to stand out in the competitive job market. With a resume in hand, our members worked together to craft a winning representation of their skills and experiences.
WIB X CESR
We collaborated with CESR Fellows to bring Paloma Lopez, the founder of Future Fit Foods, to speak at our last meeting of the semester. Paloma discussed her spearheading sustainability initiatives at Kellogg’s that created an immense social impact internationally. We learned about her newest project, as the co-founder of Future Fit Foods, as she continues to dedicate herself to building healthy and sustainable food systems.