Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Under Construction

October 31, 2016

Alumni Returning for Under Construction: Building Your Future

By Shilo Rea

No one knows the twists, turns and opportunities available to CMU Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences students after graduation than the alumni who have been there and done that.

Nearly 40 Dietrich College alumni will return to campus on Nov. 19 for Under Construction: Building Your Future. They will share their experiences on how they used their CMU education to build successful careers in almost every industry and field imaginable. The daylong event will feature panel discussions on topics from consulting and the non-profit sector to graduate school and the arts and everything in between.

Current Dietrich College students must register to attend Under Construction by Nov. 15.

Dietrich College Alumni Attending Under Construction 2016

Kendra Albert
B.H.A. History and Drama

Jess Anders
B.A. History and Policy; Additional Major in International Relations

Amy Badiani
B.S. International Relations and Politics; Additional Major in Policy and Management

Halley Bayer
B.S. Psychology

Eduardo Benatuil
B.S. Economics, Additional Major in International Relations and Politics

Jenni Lee Bourque
B.A. Creative Writing

Luke Brindle-Khym
B.A. Social History; Additional Major in English

Anthony Cook
B.S. Managerial Economics

Fred Crawford
B.S. Political Science

Alex DiClaudio
B.A. Economics

Peggy Doyle
B.A. Professional Writing

Lindsay Elliott-Foose
B.S. Decision Science; B.A. Global Studies

Emily Feenstra
B.S. International Relations and Politics; B.S. Policy and Management

Michael Grosberg
B.S. Statistics; Additional Major in History and Policy

Julia Hanby
B.A. Ethics, History and Public Policy; Additional Major in Global Studies

Tom Hoeler
M.A. Professional Writing

Alan Houser
M.A. Professional Writing

Susan Jannetta
B.A. English Literature

Brian Jonghwan Lee
B.S. Economics and Statistics

Faryal Khan
B.S. History and Policy

Joshua Knauer
B.A. Environmental Ethics and Policy

Michael Kobold
B.S. Managerial Economics

Amelie Koran
B.S. Social and Decision Sciences

Stanley Krasner
B.S. Economics and Mathematical Sciences

Joanna Lovering
B.H.A Drama Directing & Psychology

Julie Mallis
B.H.A. Anthropology and Art

Stanton Man
B.S. Decision Science

Fran Matten
B.S. Business; Additional Major in Psychology

Brittany McCandless
B.A. Professional Writing; Additional Major in Creative Writing

Satvika Neti
B.S. International Relations and Politics

Niraj Patel
B.S. Information and Decision Systems

Chloe Perkins
B.A. English and Creative Writing

Andrew Peters
B.A. Ethics, History, and Public Policy

Jamie Quinterno
History and Business

Maureen Rolla
English

Will Sanders
B.A. Economics

Michael Szczerban
B.S. Information Systems; B.A. Creative Writing

Deborah Yue
B.S. Technical Writing

Under Construction 2016 Panel Sessions

Is Law School for Me?
Eduardo Benatuil
Fred Crawford
Deborah Yue

To Study (More) or to Work? Considering the Right Time for Graduate Study
Halley Bayer
Brian Johngwhan Lee
Stanley Krasner

Tough Decisions: Making Career Choices in the Midst of Uncertainty
Joshua Knauer
Maureen Rolla
Susan Janetta

What is Consulting Anyway?
Alan Houser
Emily Feenstra
Lindsay Elliott-Foose

How Might I Define 'Good Work?'
Joanna Lovering
Satvika Neti
Amelie Koran

Failure: Can it Really Be a Tool for Learning?
Alex DiClaudio
Peggy Doyle
Will Sanders
Tom Hoeler

What is the Non-Profit Sector?
Andrew Peters
Amy Badiani
Julia Hanby
Julie Mallis

Dot-Gov: Getting Started in Government
Lindsay Elliott-Foose
Fred Crawford
Amelie Koran

Venturing Out: Start-Ups
Peggy Doyle
Josh Knauer
Luke Brindle-Khym
Michael Kobold
Jamie Quinterno

Internships as Education: Business Development, Marketing & Analytics
Michael Grosberg
Stanton Man
Faryal Khan
Will Sanders

Internships as Education: Arts, Publishing & Entertainment
Brittany McCandless
Michael Szczerban
Tom Hoeler
Chloe Perkins

Internships as Education: Finance & Banking
Niraj Patal
Anthony Cook
Fran Matten
Stanley Krasner

Internships as Education: Research
Halley Bayer
Jess Anders
Brian Johngwhan Lee

Internships as Education: Non-Profits
Andrew Peters
Julia Hanby

Distinguished Approaches to a Career in Consulting & Analytics
Alan Houser
Michael Grosberg
Stanton Man
Faryal Khan

The Arts Matter!
Brittany McCandless
Alex DiClaudio
Peggy Doyle
Julie Mallis

Assembling a Career in the Public Sector
Amy Badiani
Andrew Peters
Luke Brindle-Khym

Risky Business: Calculating Risk and Opportunity in Forging a Professional Path
Niraj Patal
Jessica Anders
Jenni Lee Bourque
Jamie Quinterno

You Studied WHAT and Got Here?
Kendra Albert
Maureen Rolla
Joanna Lovering
Susan Janetta

A Traditional Career Path: Is it a Myth?
Fran Matten
Michael Szczerban
Chloe Perkins

Why Venture Abroad?
Emily Feenstra
Satvika Neti
Eduardo Benatuil
Susan Janetta

Register now for Under Construction Building Your Future.

Find out what Dietrich College students thought of previous Under Construction events.