Students Connect With Alumni Chicago Style
Fall 2025−Sponsored by 1992 alumnus and TSU Foundation Board member John Thompson, the program featured a collection of Truman alumni and other professionals who interacted with students through a series of meetings, panel discussions and seminars. The event was designed to introduce students to career options, understand organizations and professional roles and networking and make connections.
Firms represented included Aon Hewitt, Morningstar, Baker Tilley, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Oppenheimer, U.S. Bank, New York Life, Northern Trust, and the YMCA.
“We started Truman Connect Chicago to give students the opportunity to network in a supportive environment and hear a variety of Chicago-area professionals talk about their career journeys,” said Thompson, who chairs Truman’s investment committee of the Foundation Board.
“The program provides students the ability to visualize life and work after graduation and the opportunities to do so in a dynamic city like Chicago. Both students and alumni have a great time, and the program reinforces the fact that Truman has a vast pool of diverse talent across the alumni and student community.”
Students also had the opportunity to attend a comedy club, experience a Chicago pizza dinner and explore the Magnificent Mile. The event culminated with a Chicago Chapter alumni event held at the Mid-America Club atop the Aon Center which was attended by 45 alumni and friends.