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Princeton Net Nights

Evenings with experts' views on your work issues and a unique opportunity to meet many Tigers in DC

  Your career is a journey. Need networking and expert guides to manage the road ahead?  

The Job Market Demands Much from You

One option you have: Meet new industry colleagues, answer tough workplace questions, and greet intriguing Tigers — all at Princeton Net Nights.

Princeton Net Nights launched in DC in 2001 and have evolved ever since.  They're an award-winning speaker series for alums aged 20 to 80, helping you manage the road ahead in jobs, careers, retirement. 

Meet many alums (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Michigan, Penn, Yale, Wharton)  on hand for expert speakers and guided networking. We also develop all-Ivy Net Nights (for non-profit careers, corporate issues) to offer insights on critical topics, and give you a platform for many business connections. 

If you're tired of "same-old" networking fare, join us for something really new.

Today’s competitive and rapidly evolving economy puts a premium on your relationships.

Why not use Net Nights to expand your links in Washington?
Try networking with a real twist: Career ideas and guided interactive networking where everyone participates, you get to meet all participants, and you test out what you learn.


How does it work? 

Learn from special speakers on key markets, get ideas on new ways to move your career forward in this very tough economy.  Then stay to meet seasoned professionals — whether in law, government, healthcare, business, non-profits — in high-level networking. We use breakouts and facilitators to help answer your questions.  Discover the power of learning from everyone around you.

And as always at a Net Night, you get a complete participant contact list with details on those you meet. Participants in our Net Nights automatically qualify for a free "Net Nights Contacts Guide" (200+ alumni) — alums offering their contact details and career ideas (all yours for attending our events).

Net Nights combine networking and learning with concrete, actionable next steps to further connect with everyone you get to know onsite.


What is the purpose of Princeton Net Nights?

Our goal: To help you meet many, and learn a great deal quickly, in a relaxed way. And, we help you bolster your performance review.

How?  Career experts everywhere point to networking as the single most important skill you'll need not only to find a job, but to thrive in that job. 

We'll make it very easy for you to launch conversations, for long-term benefit and mutual success.  At each Net Night, you meet everyone in the room.  


How do Net Nights benefit you directly?

We help open doors for you ... 

Join us for our meetings in Metro-area sites and you'll meet a fellow Tiger, a future boss, a potential work colleague, a mentor, or a future business partner.  And just as importantly, you'll hear experts talk on critical work issues — issues key to this region and well beyond.

You're learn from the unique views of top pros in non-profits, government and corporate ranks. 


Past Net Nights

Princeton Net Nights have featured a wide range of accomplished speakers from all walks of life. Below is a sampling of our past Net Night events.

“Negotiating Your Career Pivot Points” with Martha Johnson, former GSA Administrator and executive at Cummins, CSC, SRA – more details here (March 23, 2015)

“Mentoring and Building a Net” with David Rubenstein, Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group and DC philanthropist – more details here (April 21, 2014)

“Building a Professional Brand” with Dorie Clark, author and campaign strategist (published in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and more) – more details here (April 22, 2013)

“Planning and Managing your Career Transition”  with Tina Sung, VP at Partnership for Public Service, and Edward Golding, former SVP at Freddie Mac – more details here (March 12, 2013)

“Networking Without Borders” with Jennifer Abernethy, author and social media expert – more details here (February 15, 2011)

“Gauge Reform’s Future” with Michie Hunt, healthcare consultant and former FDA advisor, and Reed Menefee, VP at HSBC Global – more details here (July 15, 2010)

“First Job Success in DC” with Charles Brown, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) analyst, and Caitlin Sullivan, KIPP Charter School teacher – more details here (January 20, 2010)

“Avoid Goals Gone Wild and Prime for Onboarding” with Kevin Dowdell, former CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Keith Maccannon, former Regional Director at Kaiser Permanent and consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton – more details here (October 6, 2009)

“Retool Your Legal Career” with Kate Neville, founder and principal at Neville Career Consulting and former attorney with Simon Thatcher & Bartlett and the New York City government, and Genie Barton, VP and General Counsel at US Telecom (a trade association representing broadband and telecom companies) – more details here (April 7, 2009)

“Online and in-person networks for a tough economy” with a deep dive into LinkedIn – more details here (January 8, 2009)

“Vaulting the Six Federal Job Hurdles” with Kathy Gause, executive service consultant and former Civil Rights Director for the U.S. Forest Service – more details here (October 23, 2008)

“A Lattice Path to Career Success” with Anne Weisberg, Director of Talent at Deloitte – more details here (September 24, 2008)

“Negotiation and Influencing” with Lee Miller, award-winning teacher and negotiation consultant and former SVP at Macy’s – more details here (March 12, 2008)

“Improve Your Team” for law, financial services, private equity, and consulting professionals with David Maister, management consultant – more details here (February 19, 2008)

“Expand Your Network” with Princeton, Penn, and Brown alumni – more details here (January 9, 2008)

“Creative Careers” with John Gomperts, President of Civic Ventures and CEO of Experience Corps. – more details here (November 27, 2007) 



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