Winning in Life

Winning in Life

Build personal and professional skills for success in life, career and beyond.

As part of the Beaver family, there’s a network of resources ready and available to support you throughout your career, no matter what stage you’re at. The OSU Alumni Association brings you a series of free virtual events on topics that are essential for your success. 

By attending, you will be: 

  • Setting yourself up to build your professional network.
  • Sharing perspectives with students and alumni who have been through the same journey as you. 
  • Brushing up your professional presence online to get the attention of recruiters and find the right jobs.
  • Making connections with other Beavers in your field, from your area and around the world. 
  • Networking with alumni panelists and speakers for potential job opportunities, references and mentoring. 


Winter series

>> Jan. 20 | Your Social Impact - How to be a Change Agent Within Your Networks

Hear from a panel of alumni who will share their stories of creating change in their lives, their communities and around the world. Join us for this free webcast for an opportunity to hear from these impressive change leaders, connect and network with them and others attending the event, and create your own story of change.


Amber Coyne '15, holds a master’s degree in public health, and has special interest in LGBTQ health equity, harm reduction and language justice. She is a public health advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), assigned to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Xanthippe ("Xan" pronounced Zan) Augerot, Ph.D. '00, is serving her second term as a County Commissioner for Benton County. Her portfolio includes the justice system, housing and homelessness, health care, waste management and water resources.

Eric Knox, ’89, moved from California toOregon on a basketball scholarship to Oregon State University. After college he put down roots in Portland, Oregon, where he founded an organization in the 1990’s called Urban Progress.


>> Jan. 27 | Inside the Mind of High-Performing Leaders: What I learned from 12,000 Interviews, 20,000 Employees and 180,000 Leaders

Learn how to lead with confidence as you define your own success. Join personal leadership expert Jeff Otis, ’90, as he shares insights from his extensive career in advertising, marketing and human resources. 


Jeff Otis, ’90, is a TEDx speaker and the Founder and CEO of Project OTY, a personal leadership program to help young adults and business professionals to accelerate their leadership growth to become high-performing leaders across their life and career.


>> Feb. 3 | The Great Resignation - Understanding the Post-pandemic Job Market

Detailed bios can be found on the registration pages.


Spring series

April 7, April 21, May 5

Topics for the spring series will be announced soon, and can include: Managing your finances, strengthening your connections, landing your dream job and Winning in Life!

Email Mamta Chowdhury for more info. Otherwise, check back in soon for full details.