Understanding Industry Options for Graduate Students: A Primer on Business Fields & Job Functions (GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Kick-off Session)

Date
Jan 18, 2022, 3:00 pm5:00 pm
Location
Online Event
Event Description
Join us for a primer on business fields and job functions to better understand and explore industry options for graduate students. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in marketing? Or finance? Or public relations? Do you know what a Consumer Packaged Goods company makes? Would a startup company be a good fit for you? Let a Princeton alum and Harvard MBA take you on a guided tour of the types of industries, business fields, and job functions where Ph.D. talent is in-demand. This overview session kicks off the Accelerated Business Skills GradFUTURES Learning Cohort offered by the GradFUTURES professional development team.

In this “business world 101" workshop, you'll learn about a range of industries, what job functions exist in various companies, and consider how to determine those that might align with your interests.

What to expect:
Single workshop (one-hour workshop and networking one-hour – 2 hours total)

Meet the facilitator:
Brad Greenwald '85 is the Managing Partner of venture capital firm Hilltop Venture Partners.

Brad began his career at management consulting firm Bain & Co. Brad went on to management roles (sales/marketing and operations) in several successful businesses including Time Warner Cable, and WildBlue Communications. As a venture capitalist, he has helped raise over $400 million to fund start-ups including First To File, ClinOne, Lang.ai and Project Admission. Brad founded and was CEO of media venture TidBitts and marketing services firm Education Funding Partners. Brad has taught at Princeton University, and is an Adjunct Professor of Executive MBA Strategy and Entrepreneurial programs at the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business. Brad founded the Denver Angel Club, and has served on the Board of Directors for Colorado Public Radio, Oxfam America, Food Bank of the Rockies, and the Jewish Community Foundation. Brad is the co-Founder and Managing Director of the Evergreen National Education Prize. Brad was named a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and received the SOS National Community Leader Award. Brad received a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He resides in Denver, CO with his wife and has 3 children (including Max Greenwald '17).

Accessibility

To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.