On a snowy Friday evening, BAC alumni and students packed Cascieri Hall for a night of roundtable discussions and networking.
The event was kicked off by an "Art of the Schmooze" workshop led by BAC trustee Marc Pelletier. His presentation set the tone of the night, providing essential tips on how to work a room and meet key people while having a good time.
"Your network is the number one indicator of how you will do in your career," stated Marc in the opening of his presentation. "Know-how is very important, know-who is the key."
Following the workshop, members of the BAC Alumni Association led informal roundtable discussions. Topics discussed throughout the night included: how to start your own design firm, strategies for success as a single practitioner, distinguishing yourself within a large firm, and more. Students embraced the opportunity to meet alumni, ask questions, gain insight on the professions, and discuss career opportunities.
In keeping with tradition, alumni and students headed over to the Pour House after networking for the February First Friday. Started in the early 2000s, First Friday offers BAC students the chance to connect socially. Meeting off-campus at local dive bars, students connect and discuss life, art, and architecture, and only sometimes talk about class. The Alumni Association sponsored February's First Friday, providing free appetizers to all in attendance.
The BAC Alumni Association welcomes all BAC alumni to return to campus and get connected. Visit the-bac.edu/alumni for more information.