D.C. Mules Connecting
On Monday, October 21, the Muhlenberg Club of Washington, D.C. hosted a professional networking reception at PNC Place. Just blocks from the White House and overlooking the Washington Monument, alumni gathered to do more than just reminisce about fond Muhlenberg days, but to help each other advance their own careers.
Betsy MacCarthy ’74, a Technical Editor with the Institute for Defense Analyses and former 'Berg Director of Alumni Relations, was impressed with how the evening unfolded:
“The location was convenient and was well-suited to the occasion. I was pleased to see the strength of the Muhlenberg connections in the Washington, DC area – and it is all about connecting – and to see how well the younger alumni are doing. I thoroughly enjoyed engaging with everyone and hope I was of some assistance to them, either in their current positions or future careers.”
Some alumni came into the night already expert networking veterans, able to pass on their knowledge. Dr. Carey Heller ’07, Clinical Psychologist and Partner with The Heller Psychology Group, and Regional Club Leader said, “I was able to help a recent graduate become more connected with the business community through my knowledge and experience with different business networking groups in the area.”
Michael Rutler ’04, Vice President with PNC Bank, a fellow Regional Club Leader and the evening’s host, summed up the evening best, saying, “Only good things can happen when we fill a room with Mules. Connections were made that probably wouldn’t have happened organically.”
If you’re interested in helping to organize a professional networking reception in your area, contact Patrick Fligge ’10, Associate Director of Alumni/Student Connections at 484-664-3668 or email@example.com.