The Chicagoland Network
With close to 5,500 members, the DU Chicago Network is a vibrant and historically connected community. Whether you are an alumnus, parent, current student, or friend in the DU Chicago Network, you are an integral connection in this DU Network and there are so many ways for you to plug in to help sustain this community. Are you just moving to the Chicagoland area and want neighborhood recommendations? Have you been in the city for a while and are looking to make a career move? Or maybe you are interested in gathering with some fellow DU Chicago Network folks for a low-key, hockey watch party to cheer on the Pioneers? No matter what you are interested in, the DU Chicago Network is eager to connect with you.
Meet Madiha Younus
Madiha pursued her two-year full-time MBA from Daniels in 2017. She has worked in technology, retail, nonprofit and insurance industries. Currently, she is working as a Project Manager at Gallagher. When she is not working, she likes to give back to her community by volunteering at various events in the Chicagoland. Reach out to her to share your DU stories, for general mentorship and to explore new places in the Midwest.Connect with Madiha
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Chicagoland Network Holiday Reception, Thursday December 7th
‘Tis that time of year Chicagoland Network! The University of Denver and the Chicagoland Network are excited to bring back the annual tradition, the Chicagoland Network holiday celebration. Each year, DU alumni, parents, students, and friends come together to connect and reconnect at an exclusive location. We are delighted to share that this year’s spot is the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art! RSVP Here
Check out some of our annual events below!
- Hockey Watch Parties, Chicago Style
- Join with DU fans at a watch party for the defending National Champion DU Hockey Team.
- DU Night Out with The Cubs or White Sox
- Annual tradition of a pregame networking reception followed by a family-friendly baseball game with the hometown Chicago teams
- Holiday Party
- Annual holiday tradition as DU host alumni and friends.
Meet Brent Thompson
Meet Brent Thompson
Director of Regional Engagement
Brent helps guide strategy and execute engagement efforts of all alumni, families, parents and friends across the country and in select international networks as well as develops a programmatic portfolio for the regions in collaboration with Denver-based advancement team. Brent's goal is to create a culture of lifelong engagement and volunteerism among constituents in the regional markets and networks that builds our pipeline for campaign philanthropy and long-term engagement for the University's Global Network.
Brent has served in a number of different roles throughout his 15-year career in higher education for the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas system and now with the University of Denver. He is also adjunct faculty for the Executive Education in Daniels. Brent has worked in several different capacities including employer relations, career development, accreditation, and alumni engagement. Brent is a proud University of Denver and University of Oklahoma graduate and his entire wardrobe is crimson!Connect with Brent
Connect With Us
If you want to share your time and talent in any way outside mentoring and networking, check out VolunteerDU at volunteering.du.edu This portal is a menu of volunteer opportunities and your open door to engage with the DU community. Choose from a variety of one-off and ongoing projects that are meaningful to you.
The DU Career Network allows you to connect with DU students and alumni for mentoring and career networking. Share your expertise with those pursuing similar professional interests by joining du.firsthand.co.
If you have any questions about volunteering with DU, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECT WITH CHICAGO NETWORK LEADERS
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