Aug 9, 2011

Ohio Networking for Bay Area Bearcats

Pete's Tavern
Younger alumni who live far away from Cincinnati generally want two things from their UC alumni experience:  1) Stay connected with the university in some way, and  2) Network with each other for personal and professional reasons. Events that meet both goals are a home run — even if they take place beside the ballpark instead of inside it.

The UC Alumni Association co-organized an Ohio college networking event and Happy Hour for YPs on July 28 in San Francisco. About 35 Bay Area alumni from UC, Dayton, Miami and Xavier attended and had a great time. The location was a place called Pete’s, which is literally across the street from AT&T Park, the San Francisco Giants’ home stadium.

Having Southwestern Ohio in common, those in attendance could easily talk about “back home” and their college days, including the rivalries between schools. And since they’re also part of the Bay Area community, alums find great benefit to expanding their own networks in this way.

The idea of a multi-university alumni event like this isn’t new; the UC Alumni Association partners with its counterparts at Ohio schools to do these events in other places when possible. And it’s a great way to help alumni realize that ongoing involvement with UC can take many forms; what’s important is to simply participate.

Wherever you live, check out the list of regional alumni networks across the U.S. and jump in! Just click here to learn more.

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