June 4, 2019 | By Alumni Relations | Back to news

The Wisconsin at Work 2019 event series connected UW–Madison alumni across the country, bringing Badgers together to network, have fun, and hear from industry experts on relevant topics. The series, which brings faculty speakers on the cutting edge of research together with alumni, provides lifelong learning opportunities for Badgers who want to stay involved and connect with the UW community.

UW alumni listen to a presentation by WSB’s Justin Sydnor about how human behavior is impacting the insurance industry. Photo by Paul L. Newby II

By the numbers:

  • Four cities: Los Angeles, Madison, Chicago, Denver
  • Three speakers: director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate Mark Eppli, Leslie P. Schultz Professor in Risk Management and Insurance Justin Sydnor, and Irgens Executive Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate Michael Brennen
  • Hundreds of alumni enjoyed networking with each other and learning something new
  • Attendees spanned a wide range of grad years from 1959-2018
Justin Sydnor, Leslie P. Schultz Professor in Risk Management and Insurance, discusses his research on how human behavior is impacting the insurance industry at the Wisconsin at Work: Madison event. Photo by Paul L. Newby II

Those who attended had a great time, but don’t take our word for it!

This was an incredibly valuable and worthwhile event.” –UW alum in Madison

I thoroughly enjoyed this event! I had a very nice time both before and after the presentation connecting with Denver metro area UW alum. The presentation was very informative and the presenter was dynamic and engaging. I look forward to attending additional UW alumni events in the future. Thank you so much for hosting such a fun night.” –UW alum in Denver

I enjoyed meeting folks from different backgrounds.” –UW alum in Denver

Great venue, great speaker, great event!” –UW alum in Denver

Alumni network at the Wisconsin at Work: Madison event. Photo by Paul L. Newby II

In Fall 2019, WSB will be on the road with incoming Albert O. Nicholas Dean Vallabh Sambamurthy while he meets with Business Badger alumni in five different cities across the country. Stay tuned for future Wisconsin School of Business events and visit our website for more information!