Alumnae Authors: In Their Words
THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Please join us for the fifth virtual book club our alumnae author series, held in partnership with alumna-owned Still North Books & Bar in Hanover.
Our Fall 2021 event will feature Jean Hanff Korelitz '83, whose new book The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Korelitz will be joined in conversation by Sarah McCraw Crow '87. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required to attend.
September 21st at 7PM EST
Hailed as “breathtakingly suspenseful,” Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot follows Jacob Finch Bonner, once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then... he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that.
In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an email arrives: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student. Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?
Learn more and purchase a copy here. To receive 15% off the book, use code WDFall21 at checkout.
Alexandra Bernadotte '92, beyond 12 Founder and CEO, with Geoff Ralston '82
Alex is the award winning founder and CEO of beyond 12, a highly recognized organization that increases the number of low-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students graduate from college.
Read Dartmouth and Stanford's recognition of Alex.
How Should Company Leaders Publicly Lean In to Social and Political Topics...or not?
Matt McKnight '05 |Chief Commercial Officer, Ginkgo Bioworks
Alexandra Bernadotte '92 | Founder & CEO, beyond 12
Jeff Kolovson '09 | Co-Founder & COO, Faire
Eileen Donahoe '81 | Executive Director, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator, (Moderator)
Jeff Kolovson '09, Faire Co-Founder and COO, moderated by Jeff Crowe
Jeff has the Midas touch for picking companies. He had leadership roles at Square and OpenDoor when they were pre-IPO, and he is now Co-Founder and COO at Faire, which just announced its latest funding at a $7 billion valuation.
Check out what Forbes has to say.
Discussion Groups (with Breakout Rooms)
Startups vs. Established Companies: How to Manage Your Career
Trey Jennings '16 | Norwest Venture Partners
Helen Pfeiffer '15 | Our Place
Chris Knape '08 | Tempo
Brian Moon '11 | Faire
WOMEN of DARTMOUTH NETWORKING HOUR
Women of Dartmouth Bay Area is hosting a virtual networking event from 2-3pm PT on Sept 24, in partnership with Women of Dartmouth Global, the Magnuson Center, and Green D Ventures.
They are excited to still facilitate a gathering of Dartmouth alumnae interested in entrepreneurship!
Please RSVP by Friday, September 20 to receive the Zoom link for the event.
All alumnae around the US and world are welcome!
The Thayer Career Services team invites you to join the Dartmouth Engineering 25th Annual Career Fair this upcoming fall! This virtual event will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 between 2pm - 6pm ET.
We are pleased to be collaborating with Handshake as our recruiting platform; they have developed new features to make this experience seamless for you, the employers, and our career center!
Employer registration is open for the Thayer School of Engineering's 25th annual career fair! Virtually engage with Dartmouth engineering students who collaboratively participate in interdisciplinary hands-on projects and research with a focus on entrepreneurship and compassionate outcomes. Thayer alumni are welcome to attend as participants.
Benefits of our virtual fair:
Thursday, September 30, 2021
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
FOR EMPLOYERS HIRING
FOR RECENT ALUMNI LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE
Questions? Contact Amy Keeler, Director, Thayer Career Services at Amy.Keeler@Dartmouth.edu or 603.646.2375.
Thayer School looks forward to hosting you (virtually) this September using Handshake's new career fair product!
Join the DAASV Events Committee, and help us plan and execute events and activities in 2021. Plan an event that will attract the people you want to meet. Sharpen your event planning and project management skills with like-minded alumni. This is a great starting point for getting involved in your Club.
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