Plan Your Own Happy Hour

This February, we’re planning something big. No, not turning UVM campus into a giant ice rink (Ryan’s been asking about that for years…)

Better! We’re planning happy hours in cities all across the country to bring UVM to you.

Did someone say happy hour...

WE NEED YOUR HELP to make these Happy Hours great.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Let us know if you want to help plan and host a happy hour in your city.
  • Tell us your favorite local hang out so we can contact them and coordinate details.
  • Help us craft emails and push out information on social media to market your event.
  • Check your mail. We’ll send you an “event-box” filled with hosting materials and UVM swag.
  • Bring your local friends! Help us get the word out and fill the bar with great people.

That’s all there is to it. Are you in?

Our goal in asking you to plan and host these events for young alumni in your area is to better connect you to the local UVM network. There are so many great UVM folks out there and we want to create ways for you to meet them.

So if you’re interested, fill out this quick form and we’ll be in touch with more details.

If hosting is not your thing, that’s totally fine. We’ll let you know where and when these socials are happening so you can come grab a drink.

We look forward to hearing from you.

–Derrick & Ryan

Catch a hockey game with Ryan

Since today’s post is our last of 2015, we thought we’d end the year by giving something back to you.

We are giving away tickets for you and a friend to attend the UVM Hockey game against Dartmouth on Friday, January 8th with Afterword celebrity, Ryan Chartier.

Enter the raffle here and you could win tickets.
As a bonus, the game will feature Martin St. Louis ’97 — probably the most famous UVM hockey player ever — getting his number retired. Oh, and plenty of snacks because Ryan loves snacks.

We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, January 5.

Don’t forget to enter the raffle here.

Good luck and Happy New Year!
Derrick & Ryan

Networking the UVM Way

I want to give you a head’s up about some upcoming networking events that could be in your area.  And don’t worry, the networking nights aren’t just cocktail parties where you awkwardly hand out business cards.

They are events with an agenda and a program, so it’s facilitated awkwardness (trust me, it’s much better than the alternative).

Boston Career Networking Night
January 5, 2016
Boston, MA

New York Career Networking Night
January 7, 2016
New York, NY

Alumni Social at Two Roads Brewery
January 7, 2016
Stratford, CT

Washington D.C. Career Networking Night
January 12, 2016
Washington, DC

Sign-up and get to know some fellow alumni in your area.

As a side note, I’ll be heading to the New York networking night, so I hope to see you there!


Burlington Happy Hour — 11/19 @ 5pm


This one is for you Burlington-area folks! Make sure you save this date.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Three Needs, 185 Pearl St. in Burlington

Ryan and I will have Class of 2015 pint classes to give away and, judging by the last happy hour we did, tons of your friends will be there.


Derrick & Ryan



2015 UVM Holiday Parties

November marks the start of the holiday season. That means it’s time to mark your calendars for the UVM Holiday Parties.

This year we’re celebrating in five cities: New York, DC, Boston, San Francisco and Burlington. So if you’re close by, come party with local UVM alums.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and open bar – sounds like a party to us!

Tickets are $25 for all young alumni and $15 for young alumni who are Alumni Association Sustaining Members (if you bought a senior week ticket this is you!).

You can register here or by clicking your city below:

New York
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
Penn Club of NY

Washington DC
Tuesday, December 2, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
Anderson House

Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
Boston Millennium

San Francisco
Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Friday, December 4, 2015
6:00-9:00 PM
Fado Irish Pub

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM
Fleming Museum

Derrick & Ryan