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The Connection: The Power of Our Network

Date Thursday, December 8, 2016
7 - 8:30 a.m.
Location Mortenson Construction, Supt’s Kitchen - 700 Meadow Lane N, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Instructions for GuestsGet directions to Mortenson Construction. When you arrive at the Mortenson campus, you'll see three buildings. Our gathering will take place in the middle building, in the Supt’s Kitchen.
RegistrationRegistration for this event is now closed.
SponsorsBethel University Graduate School and Office of Alumni and Family Relations. Hosted by Jon Bonkoski GS '16 and Mortenson Construction.

Event Description

It is often said that adult learners return to school not only for the degree but also to pay for a network. Bethel University is no different. The Connection is an affinity group made up of Master of Business Administration (MBA), M.A. in Strategic Leadership (MASL), and M.A. in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) alums and current students committed to gather with other professionals.  The purpose is simple: there is power in OUR network.  

Join us for our next gathering as we explore the power of the Bethel University network and spend time connecting with one another.

  • 7–7:30 a.m. | Check-In and Networking
  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. | Program and Q&A with Claire Giancola-Belmares

About the Program
Have you been faced with a difficult business situation and are not sure who to reach out to in your network? Perhaps you are looking for a mentor or someone to contact for advice regarding an employment change, a job reduction, or advancing your role. Has your first inclination been to leverage your Bethel peers? If not, why not? In this interactive session, Claire Giancola-Belmares GS ‘11 will introduce methods for building your personal brand and increasing your network by taking advantage of your investment in Bethel.

About our Speaker
Claire Giancola-Belmares is a leader in Human Resources, specializing in recruitment and passionate about helping people along their career journey. She is the Director of Talent Acquisition and Selection Services for CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives across the United States. She has held roles in numerous Fortune 500 organizations, including Thomson Reuters, Target, Guidant, and Medtronic. In addition to her full-time career, Claire holds a seat on the Dakota/Scott County Workforce Development Board, volunteers with the Armed Forces Service Center, and is a mentor through BethelBiz. Claire is an alumna of the Bethel MBA program and is looking forward to helping grow the MBA/MAOL alumni network. 


Contact the Office of Alumni and Family Relations at 651.638.6462 or alumni@bethel.edu.