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Alumni open Za door to non-profit networking

December 14, 2012

Boston alumni bond over Za cocktails and non-profit connections

In late October, Boston-area alumni hit Cambridge hot spot Za to officially kick off the Tufts Alumni Non-Profit Network. The after-work happy hour welcomed almost 30 alumni with cocktails, gourmet pizza appetizers, and, of course, great connections and conversation.

Created to provide a shared interest group for those in the non-profit sector, the Non-Profit Network provided a great platform for Jumbo bonding during its first event. Says volunteer organizer Nathalie Jean, AG09, “The non-profit sector really is a world apart from so many other types of jobs, and I think people wanted to meet others who understood that.”

Co-organizer Pamela Feo, A04, AG06, adds that attendees ranged from graduate students to seasoned professionals, all keen to share their experience. The night also provided an opportunity for those interested in joining the non-profit world to have their career questions answered. “The field is so rich and varied that there was a lot to spark peoples’ interests.”

But the best part of the evening? “That same warm vibe that I often sense at Tufts events,” says Jean—and reveling in the spirit of dear old brown and blue. “I volunteer as a way to give back and because I still feel that Tufts plays a role in my life, through the opportunities it opened for me and the friends I still have from my years on campus.”

What’s next on your Tufts Alumni agenda? Check out the calendar for book clubs, lectures, sports games, volunteer outings, and more in your region.