Alumni Voice Panel

Insights to shape alumni experience

In an effort to gain insight from our alumni audience, the Wisconsin School of Business reached out to Business Badgers to gauge interest in sharing their perspectives. And were you ever interested! More than 1,000 WSB alumni are now members of the Alumni Voice Panel, a new virtual engagement that gives alumni an opportunity to share their insights and opinions on alumni programming, events, and communications.

The panel has already begun its work, providing WSB with information through brief monthly activities. Their work provides the School and the Alumni Relations team with valuable data and helps WSB improve the experience for the entire Business Badger network.

The panel is representative of the overall WSB alumni population in age, gender, geography, and education. Panelists graduated from the 1940s through 2018 and work in many industries.

Panel members are committed to participating for one year. WSB will extend invitations to all alumni to join the panel annually. If you’re interested in getting involved, make sure your contact information is current and look for the panel invitation this winter.

Alumni Voice Panel Demographics

AGE

graphic showing most of the members of the Alumni Voice Panel are in their 30s, 40s and 50s

DEGREES

Alumni classes from 1940s through 2018
All business degrees included (BBA, FTMBA, EvMBA, ExMBA, Master's, PhD)

graphic showing 66% of the members of the Alumni Voice Panel hold bachelor's degrees, while 42% have master's and 1 percent have doctorates

TOP 5 INDUSTRIES

Panelists are employed in a variety of industries

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13%

Financial Services

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8%

Technology

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7%

Consulting

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7%

Government, Nonprofit and Education

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6%

Industrials and Manufacturing

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Tim Hotchandani (BBA ’04)

was recently named one of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Forward under 40. Hotchandani counsels companies through Rothschild & Co., one of the world’s largest financial advisory firms. His Wall Street career has also included roles at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, and Thomas Weisel Partners. Hotchandani stays involved with the School by mentoring students in the Investment Banking Club, an organization he co-founded during his time at WSB.More Class Notes »

Mark Burns (BBA ’09)

joined fellow UW–Madison alums at The Onion after graduation and later became a producer at The Second City comedy theater. The unique combination of these three institutions has sculpted his strange, dynamic skill set. He has now started his own company, Punch Up Creative, which uses its comedic expertise to help corporate clients tell their stories in a more entertaining fashion.More Class Notes »

Catherine Quinlan (BBA ’13)

was named a 2018 Rising Young Professional by the Minneapolis business publication Finance and Commerce. Nominated by her peers, Quinlan, a commercial banker at BMO Harris Bank, was among a small group of Twin Cities professionals chosen to receive the award that recognizes the honorees’ professional achievements and their community involvement and contributions. More Class Notes »