This session from the spring is back by popular demand. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is more important than ever. We invite you to join us in a 1-hour session for networking, learning, and bonding with peers.
Attendees have rated it high recommendation scores because it is a great way to connect in an informal and collegial environment. Here is what one attendee shared:
"Love the ability to simply chat on a video call about nonwork items, and hear others' stories."
What is Virtual Talk?
A Virtual Talk is exactly what it sounds like: a group of people gathered (this time it will be virtual) sharing stories. We will use them as a way to build community with our alumni. Professional benefits include continued networking and the ability to learn from others. Plus, it's a great social practice, too, and will help prevent social isolation and loneliness.
This is a practice in truly active listening. In a small group of no more than eight people, each person has 5-7 minutes to share who they are how they got to where they are today. As you are immersed in someone else's story, you have the opportunity to just listen. If you want the space to connect with people you'd normally never be in a (virtual) room with, and experience each other in a truly unique way, this is for you. Moreover, it’s a fun way to meet some of the other 2,000 Wharton alums in the area to build new relationships.
Remember, the world of business still runs on relationships.
If you are choosing to attend a virtual lunch, you are agreeing to create an environment of respect and listening. Your virtual lunch will be facilitated by someone who will help guide the conversation in accordance with the following guidelines:
- Respect confidentiality.
- Be present with the group.
- Say your name before you speak.
- Practice listening.
When? Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, we will hold Virtual Talk Tuesdays.
If you are not a member, we would love to have you join or renew.
If you are an active member and are having difficulty logging in, read PennKey info.