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'Canes Connect

This past spring, close to 500 alumni and friends came together at ’Canes Connect events in 15 ’Canes Communities throughout the country. ’Canes Connect events hosted in communities around the country provided opportunities to learn from industry experts and fellow alumni on career development for various stages of life and how to leverage the ’Canes network to build your professional brand.

From successful entrepreneurs to experts on innovation, featured speakers included LaFontaine Oliver, B.B.A. ’99, CEO of New York Public Radio (New York), David Mullings, B.S. ’00, M.B.A. ’03, CEO of Blue Mahoe Holdings (Orlando), and Norma Kenyon, University of Miami vice provost for Innovation (Palm Beach County), among others.

’Canes Connect kicked off with a virtual program hosted by the Chicago ’Canes for all alumni featuring Rushil Desai, B.S. ’12, CEO of Aetna Better Health of Illinois. Click on the button below to listen:

Communities participating in 'Canes Connect

All times for in-person events are local. Check back frequently for more event information. 

Past Events

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  • 2023 Chicago 'Canes

    Join the Chicago 'Canes for a conversation on various approaches to negotiation and gain understanding of the effectiveness of different styles. Experiment and expand your negotiation repertoire and find ways that work for you!


  • 2023 Washington D.C. ’Canes

    Join our Washington D.C. ’Canes as we kicked off our 2023 Global Networking Week! Hear from alumna MacKenzie Green, B.S.C. ’10, vice president of social media for Who What Wear and Clique Brands, as she shares the importance of cultivating your professional and personal brands. With the networking breakout session, leverage the opportunity to learn about professional trends, regional impacts, and navigating the ever-changing landscape of professional growth from industry experts and fellow ’Canes.


  • 2022

    ’Canes Communities throughout the country hosted networking events for alumni to connect, engage, and do business together, while supporting brighter futures for all alumni and discovering opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and professional development. Learn more.