Business Dean Misty Johanson offered Big Apple Blue Demons a warm welcome on a cold evening at the college’s very first alumni reception in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 14. An energetic group of alumni gathered at Morton’s The Steakhouse in the World Trade Center to mingle and hear the latest DePaul news from the dean, who discussed the college’s recent jump in the Princeton Review entrepreneur rankings, growing graduate enrollments and positive alumni career outcomes. “The business community is seeing our value,” she shared with alumni. “They are not only hiring our alumni, but also supporting our programs through generous contributions to our college.”
Economics alumnus Luke Hamilton (BUS ’17), a risk manager at Glencore in Manhattan, enjoyed attending the event to catch up with his alma mater, which, he says, made it easy for him to transition to New York. “Going to school in the Loop provided me the opportunity to learn directly from industry professionals and intern during the school year,” he said. “That experience earned me a spot out here.
“Meeting other alumni at the reception reinforced my belief that DePaul can springboard students into any top firm if they put their nose to the grindstone,” and connect with mentors, he added. “It was terrific to see DePaul’s reach outside the Chicagoland area, and I look forward to meeting more New Yorker alums in the future.”