Events to Be Thankful For

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! And excellent UMBC events happening in November.

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CYA Happy Hour Fundraiser
November 19,6 – 8 p.m.
Victoria Gastro Pub
8201 Snowden River Pkwy Columbia, MD 21045

The Chapter of Young Alumni (CYA) will be hosting a happy hour fundraiser at Victoria Gastro Pub on November 19! 15% of the proceeds will be donated to the 10th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, a prestigious event benefiting the UMBC Alumni Association Scholarship. Please make sure to print and bring this flier with you!

Bus Trip to the Professional ISSA
November 19, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this chance to network with professionals and learn about cryptology! The bus will depart from UMBC Lot 4 at 5 p.m. and arrive at Parsons where you will have the opportunity to give your resume to over 30 local professionals looking for employees. There will also be a speaker, Katrice Lewis, who will discuss networking. This event focuses on job opportunities for those in the IS or Computer Science fields. Register now!

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Webinar: Master the Art and Science of Interviewing December 3, 8 – 9 p.m.

Studies show the average job seeker will go through 16 interviews before getting a job offer! Join John Kador, author of 301 Best Questions to ASK on Your Interview, to learn how you can improve your chance of landing a job. This webinar will allow you to walk away with the confidence needed to secure a job by gaining control of the interview process. You will learn:

  • How to impressively answer the question, “Is there anything you’d like to ask us?”
  • The behaviors hiring managers are looking for in candidates.
  • Dozens of helpful tips you can use at an interview to make you more memorable than your competitors.

To participate, please register here.

Check out our full calendar of alumni events.

Not Your Average Trip to the Library!

wine tasting picLibraries have long been a bastion of scholarly pursuits and studied silence, but the UMBC Chapter of Young Alumni (CYA) is about to change all that when it hosts the 9th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at the George Peabody Library on April 25. So go ahead, break  out the swanky suits and classy cocktail dresses for a trip to the library that is anything but average!

Now in its 9th year, the wine tasting and silent auction is a much-anticipated annual event for all of UMBC’s alumni. The event promises a wide array of delicious wine and food pairings that will delight the taste buds, and a silent auction that will tempt even the most frugal of folks.

peabody_event_pageThe event, which travels to a new venue each year, also offers a unique chance to explore hot spots in Baltimore. Located in picturesque Mt. Vernon, this year’s venue, the George Peabody Library, will be a studied backdrop to an evening filled with jazz, excellent company, refined refreshments and fine wine.

“The venue locations are always unique, and CYA does a fantastic job bringing in high-quality donations for the auction,” says alumnus Nate Dissmeyer ’07, has been attending the event for several years.

For all the delights the event has to offer, it also boasts an important mission: Your attendance and participation in the silent auction will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship for current UMBC students.

Through these scholarships, the Alumni Association strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of deserving students to help them achieve their dream of receiving a degree from UMBC and join the many thousands of others as UMBC alumni.

So join us on Friday, April 25, as we enjoy an evening of food, drink and good company, all with a great cause in mind. Tickets are on sale now for $35 per person.

Get your tickets to the wine tasting today!

A huge thank you to the sponsors of this event:

True Grit Sponsors: UMBC Training Centers, White Cliffs Consulting, Bacchus Importers LTD, The Classic Catering People, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
Black & Gold Sponsors: Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, LLC; VPC, Inc.; Cyberpoint; ATS
Retriever Sponsors: Kara Freeman ’91, The Pittman Family, the Jeffrey Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney