Go Yankees!

Created by Ashley Pinney, bridges to NYC Coordinator

Our final networking event took place Friday night at the Yankees Stadium in the Bronx. 20 alumni joined the bridges participants for a fun night of baseball and hotdogs!

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Networking at the Ginger Man

Created by: Ashley PInney, bridges to NYC Coordinator

Last night the bridges group had their second-to-last weekly networking event at the Ginger Man in Murray Hill. It is very popular bar and restaurant for young professionals. We had quite a variety of alumni join us for the event. Sarah Small, Nicole Ward, Brian Stoddard, Amanda Long, JB Bryant, and Carolyn Seras came out to talk with students.

Sarah and Lauren at the Ginger Man

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Central Park and the Tropfest

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges to NYC Coordinator

It was a busy Saturday yesterday. Alumnus Brian O’Shea invited students over to his apartment on the Upper West Side for bagels and juice. He then showed us around Central Park.

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We spent the evening in Prospect Park in Brooklyn at the Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival. Alumni Lauren Flood and Molly Heffernan joined us for the event!

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Weekly Networking Event: Smoothies and Yoga

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges to NYC Coordinator

Each week throughout the summer the bridges students have a networking event with alumni from a variety of industries. While we all (including myself) have eaten our fair share of pizza, bagels, and gourmet cupcakes in this city, tonight we actually did something good for our bodies. We enjoyed healthy fruit smoothies from the popular Jamba Juice and then went to an hour-long yoga session led by a 2007 alumnus, Corey Loftus.

Smoothies in hand by Bryant Park. From L to R: Brian O’Shea, Matthew Shingledecker, Sarah Small, Lesley Merrill, Samantha, Erika Hakanson, Kate, Evann Clingan, KeeleyImage

Yoga masters

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Artisanal Cheeses, Arsty Alumni, Astoria

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges to NYC Coordinator

I don’t know how many times I say this but Elon alumni are simply the best. To say last night was great would be an understatement. One of my favorite Elon alumni, Dan Belmont, led the students around Astoria, Queens and showed them 2 apartments in the area. He talked about cost, location, commuting, safety and the pros and cons of living in Queens. He first took us to his friend Casey’s apartment and then took us to his apartment to compare.

Students talking with Casey (another Elon alum) about her apartment

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Picture with the group in her huge hallway

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Dan had a great spread of cheeses, fruits, and Gus sodas to share with bridges

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Dan invited over other Elon alumni-what a fun night!

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Alumni Meet and Greet

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges to NYC Coordinator

On Tuesday June 4th, the bridges students attended the Elon Alumni Meet and Greet at the Lucky Strike (42nd St.12th ave) Students were put into mentor families with 3-4 alumni who could help them with their personal and professional transition to life in NYC.

We had a good crowd come out!

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Nicole talking with alumnus Jordan Yost

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Lauren and Chad talking with alumnus Hollace Jeffords

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Mentor Brunch

Created by: Ashley Pinney, bridges in NYC Coordinator

Yesterday the bridges participants and their mentors attended a brunch at Vucciria Restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. It was a great way for the recent grads to get to know their mentors and meet other professionals in the city. The mentors are all Elon alumni and work in a variety of industries.

Brunch!

Jordan, Steve, and Deborah

Steve, Dan, Andy

Sarah, Kristen, Alexandra, and Maggy

Brian O’Shea, me, Matthew Masten

We had a great morning!