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Alumni

The Wisconsin Business alumni community is your link to business professionals all over the world. Get involved, join groups, recruit students, attend events, and make connections for your life and career.

Connect With Other Business Badgers

No matter when you left campus, you are always a Business Badger—and Business Badgers help each other. Establish relationships with alumni and students through School-facilitated events and explore the ways you can give back, reach out, and grow opportunities for your professional development.

Volunteer 

Learn how you can support the Wisconsin School of Business with your time.

Network

Connect with fellow Business Badgers via networking events and the online alumni directory.

LinkedIn group

Join our Wisconsin School of Business alumni group for networking, career development, and industry topics.

Recruit and hire WSB students

Let students know about opportunities with your company. Find talented students to join your team at work.

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Wisconsin Alumni Association

Find a UW–Madison alumni chapter in your area. Get to know Badgers wherever you are.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Jul 20

Boost Your Strategic Mindset

Wednesday, July 20 — 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn more about alumni events

Alumni Spotlights

Jennifer Olson

Jennifer Olson (BBA ’95, MBA ’97)

As a health care executive, Jennifer Olson (BBA ’95, MBA ’97) is accustomed to navigating a variety of challenges on a regular basis. She’s chief operating officer of Children’s Minnesota pediatric health system, which carries with it the responsibilities of a nearly $1 billion not-for-profit company with two hospitals and 12 primary care clinics.

Read more of Jennifer’s story
Lee Kemp

Lee Kemp (BBA ’79, MBA ’83)

Lee Kemp won three NCAA wrestling titles as a Badger. He then won three world championships, and Olympic glory was on the horizon. Then in March 1980, President Carter announced that the U.S. would boycott the Moscow Olympics.

With his Olympic dream over, Kemp moved ahead with his business career. He worked in Chicago at Burrell Communications, a pioneering multicultural marketing and advertising firm. He also worked as an associate product manager for Clairol in New York. Today he’s a motivational speaker, performance coach, and author.

Read more of Lee's story
Julie Howard

Julie Howard (BBA ’95, MBA ’97)

Julie Howard, CEO of Riveron and former CEO and board chairman of Navigant Consulting, Inc., worked her way up from consultant to leadership positions at global and national firms. Each step was a learning experience that prepared her for the next one, including her role leading Navigant’s 6,000 employees in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

But a standard path to success? “It’s been anything but,” Howard says.

Read more of Julie’s story
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Stay Up-to-Date With Alumni News

Read the latest Business Badger news in our alumni news blog. Find out what your fellow alumni are up to and check out some of their recent successes, inspiring stories, and interesting features.

Tap Into Career Development Opportunities

As Wisconsin business alumni, you have access to valuable resources for broadening your knowledge and developing professionally. See our full slate of webinars, speaker series, courses, and certificates.

Edge Up

EdgeUp

Access world-class resources that give you the edge up in your pursuit of success. No matter where you are in your career, WSB offers alumni webinars and learning opportunities to sharpen your competitive advantage and match the pace of a quickly changing business environment.

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Badger Executive Talks

Join us for our new speaker series featuring executives from our Business Badger community. Through these live virtual events, you will have access to some of the most accomplished leaders in your WSB network.

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Courses & certificates

Gain a competitive advantage through WSB’s Center for Professional and Executive Development (CPED). Keep your knowledge and skill set relevant and make meaningful contributions to your team and organization by completing professional development courses and certificates.

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Read Update Magazine

Check out our latest edition of Update magazine, WSB’s biannual alumni publication.

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Featured Story

8 to Watch: Alumni on the Rise

Meet accomplished Business Badgers making major impacts on their industries.

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Class Notes

Catch up on fellow Wisconsin School of Business alumni.

Zach Davis

Featured Class Note

Zach Davis (BBA ’08) is the founder at The Trek and the co-host of Backpacker Radio, the company’s flagship podcast. Backpacker Radio is the #1 hiking podcast in the U.S. with 3.5 million lifetime downloads.

 

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Alumni Stats

45,953
living WSB alumni
86
countries in which WSB alumni reside
1,058
alumni in C-suite roles
34%
female
66%
male

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