Tap Into Your Logger Network!

Tap Into Your Logger Network!

Did you know that there are over 23,000 Puget Sound alumni on LinkedIn? Meet with a career advisor to learn how to identify and reach out to alumni you'd like to connect with.

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Meet Your Logger Network: Alumni Conversations

On Friday, Jan. 29, Logger alumni cleared their calendars to meet with students. This gave students a unique and meaningful way to tap into their Logger network!

Alumni Conversations | 3 - 5 p.m.
Alumni-Student Networking Reception | 5 - 6 p.m. 

Alumni are available to meet with students for: 

  • An Informational Interview (The student interviews the alum) 
    It's a conversation, but students took the lead asking questions to learn about the alum's career path, their current, job, and any advice they have to offer.

  • A Mock Interview (The alum interviews the student)
    Practice makes perfect! The alum asks real interview questions and then provides feedback and coaching that can be applied in a real interview.

  • A Preliminary Conversation
    The alum's employer is hiring, so they ready to discuss the available roles. This was an excellent chance for students to make a good first impression while learning more about the opportunities.

tips  on  how  to  prepare

Meet the Alumni:

Review the participating alumni by watching their self-intro video. 

Emily Alfin Johnson '13 | WATCH VIDEO
Producer | NPR
Major: English (Writing, Rhetoric and Culture)
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview, Preliminary Conversation


Kate Andries '08 | WATCH VIDEO
Director of Development & Operations | The Portland Ballet
Major: Theatre
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Natasha Antonakos '07 | WATCH VIDEO
Financial Planner | UBS Financial Services
Major: Business
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Dana Bostrom '92 | WATCH VIDEO

Contracts Specialist | Boeing
Major: Communication
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Rebecca Bryant '10 | WATCH VIDEO
Community Relations Manager | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Major: Business Leadership, Politics & Government
Conversation Type: Informational Interview

Christopher Burtner '98 | WATCH VIDEO
Assistant Professor of Biology | Roger Williams University
Major: Philosophy
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Emma Byers '11 | WATCH VIDEO
Community Engagement Coordinator | Turing School of Software and Design
Major: Psychology
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Kyle Chong '17 | WATCH VIDEO
Graduate Teaching Assistant; Clinical Field Instructor; Global Curriculum Fellow; Department Representative | Michigan State University
Major: Political Science and Government
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview, Preliminary Conversation


Gretchen DeGroot Lenihan '99 | WATCH VIDEO
Campus Event Booking & Contracts Manager | City of Seattle/Seattle Center
Major: Business
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Chris Doran '90 | WATCH VIDEO
Communications Director | University of Virginia
Major: English
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


W Houston Dougharty '83 | WATCH VIDEO
Vice President for Student Affairs | Hofstra University
Major: English
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview, Preliminary Conversation


Laurel Gonzalo '72 | WATCH VIDEO
Composer/Musician | Self Employed
Major: Music, Art
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Greg Groggel '06 | WATCH VIDEO
Executive Producer | International Olympic Committee
Major: International Political Economy
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Kristina Haley '03 | WATCH VIDEO
Physician | Oregon Health & Science University
Major: Biology
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Jesse Hamburger '11 | WATCH VIDEO
Producer | 2K Games
Major: Political Science - International Relations
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Preliminary Conversation


William Hochberg '80 | WATCH VIDEO
Managing Partner | Hochberg & Hamar
Major: Political Science and Government
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Jessica Johnson '05, DPT'07 | WATCH VIDEO
Assistant Faculty | University of Minnesota
Major: Exercise Science
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Melanie Kelsey '92 | WATCH VIDEO
Senior Audit Manager | Microsoft
Major: Business - Finance
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Leah Kennebeck '13
(No longer able to participate. Please reach out to Leah via LinkedIn if you'd like to connect.)

Chong + Koster | Senior Digital Political Strategist
Major: Politics & Government
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Hannah Kitzrow '13 | WATCH VIDEO
Civil Rights/HR Investigator | Seattle Public Schools
Major: Religion and Politics & Government
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Kyrstie Lane '10 | WATCH VIDEO
Associate Director, TRIO Student Support Services | California State University Monterey Bay
Major: Foreign Language and International Affairs
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Kenji Lee '15 | WATCH VIDEO
Ph.D. Student | Boston University
Major: Mathematics
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview, Preliminary Conversation


Jillian Melton '02 | WATCH VIDEO
Director of MBA Admissions | SMU Cox School of Business
Major: Political Science and Spanish
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Eric Mueller '02 | WATCH VIDEO 
Client Portfolio Manager | Income Research and Management
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Jimmy O'Dea '04 | WATCH VIDEO
Senior Vehicles Analyst | Union of Concerned Scientists
Major: Chemistry
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Kali O'dell '12 | WATCH VIDEO
Academic Advisor | Oregon State University
Major: Politics and Government
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Doug Owusu '16 | WATCH VIDEO
Controller/Treasurer | B&N Fisheries Company
Major: Business Administration
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Bruce Sadler '83 | WATCH VIDEO
Teacher of English Learners | Tacoma Public Schools
Major: German/International Affairs
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Alex Shannon '14 | WATCH VIDEO
National Water Utility Economics Lead; Associate | HDR
Major: Economics and International Political Economy
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Nathan Sharpe '09 | WATCH VIDEO
Community Engagement Officer | World Affairs Council of Seattle
Major: International Political Economy
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Preliminary Conversation


Jamilia Sherls-Jones '05 | WATCH VIDEO
Director-Health Equity (RN) | MultiCare Health System
Major: Biology and Comparative Sociology
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Kate Sprague '04 | WATCH VIDEO
Instructional Technology Coach | Mill Valley School District
Major: Mathematics
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Betsy Stone '79, P'14 | WATCH VIDEO
Strategy and Marketing Consultant; Writer | Self Employed
Major: Interdisciplinary Writing
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Abigail Struxness '13 | WATCH VIDEO
Senior Director, International Programs and Policy | American Seed Trade Association
Major: International Political Economy
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


John Toomer '84 | WATCH VIDEO
Director, Government Operations | The Boeing Company
Major: Business Administration
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


John Tulloch '00 | WATCH VIDEO
Assistant City Administrator / City Clerk | City of Piedmont
Major: Politics & Government
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Rob Wellington '11, MAT '12 | WATCH VIDEO
Adult Service Coordinator | Megan's Place LLC
Major: History
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Hilary Wiek '92 | WATCH VIDEO
Lead Analyst, Fund Strategies, Performance, and Impact Investing | PitchBook Data
Major: Business Leadership, emphasis in Finance
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Preliminary Conversation


Elizabeth Wommack '05 | WATCH VIDEO
Staff Curator | University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates
Conversation Type: Informational Interview


Kat Wong '04 | WATCH VIDEO
Social Content Manager | BabyCenter
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview


Maile Zahand '98 | WATCH VIDEO
International Finance | The Boeing Company
Major: Accounting and Business Leadership
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Preliminary Conversation


Ellen Zhang '11 | WATCH VIDEO
Associate General Counsel | State of Tennessee
Major: Science, Technology, and Society
Conversation Type: Informational Interview, Mock Interview