In times of uncertainty, making connections with others is more important than ever. That is why the Wisconsin School of Business is making it easier to broaden your network by connecting with alumni from around the globe right from your own home.

The Business Badger network is full of resilient, hard-working professionals, just like you. These small group video-chats will be open dialogue between alumni who share common interests. Come prepared with questions, advice, or topics you are interested in getting feedback on. These chats will be hosted by members of the Wisconsin Business Alumni Board, a group of dedicated alumni who are passionate about helping their fellow alumni stay connected to WSB.

Space is extremely limited to allow for a robust conversation, so make sure to register today. If you sign-up and are no longer able to attend, please let us know at so we are able to give someone else your spot.

Twin Cities Business Badgers

Connect with fellow Business Badgers right in your back yard. This event is for alumni living in the Twin Cities metro area. Topics will focus on life in the Twin Cities and how you are navigating your career through the pandemic. This chat will be hosted by Angela Hamilton (BBA ’95), a Wisconsin Business Alumni Board member.

Monday, November 23, 2020
3:00 p.m. CST

This event has passed

Badgers Building Strong Networks

Whether you are a networking pro or trying to hone those skills, this event is for you. Chat with like-minded Business Badgers about the benefits of making strong connections and share advice on how to take your networking to the next level. This chat will be hosted by Taura Prosek (BBA ’93), a Wisconsin Business Alumni Board member.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. CST

This event has passed

Building and Venue Managers

Do you own or manage a building, venue, or gathering space? Join this chat to talk with other Badgers about how you are implementing new technologies and amenities at your facilities to create the biggest impact. This event will be hosted by Danielle Boyke (MBA ’12), a Wisconsin Business Alumni Board member.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
6:00 p.m. CST

This event has passed

Chicago Business Badgers

Are you living or working in the Chicago area? Join other Business Badgers near you to talk about what you love about your city, as well as how the Business Badger network can help you professionally. This chat will be hosted by Meredith Bell Frese (BBA ’09), a Wisconsin Business Alumni Board member.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
9:00 a.m. CST

This event has passed

Badgers in Public Accounting

This event is for Badgers who are in the public accounting field. Join to talk about how you are navigating work from home and your planned strategy to get through busy season this year. Lisa Paradowski (BBA ’00, MAcc ’01), a Wisconsin Business Alumni Board member, will be hosting this chat.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
6:00 p.m. CT

This event has passed

Submit a Future Chat Idea

Interested in a virtual chat like this, but don’t see one that fits your needs? Let us know!

We hope to provide more opportunities like this in the future.