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LynxConnect: Strengths-Based Networking

Join our next online networking session on Wednesday, July 12, designed especially for those who are looking to connect with fellow alumni that share their Strengths.
During this online event you’ll engage in casual 15 minute one-on-one chats with alumni who share your Strengths. Swap stories about how your similar qualities play out in the workplace and in professional development more generally; get advice for how to leverage your Strengths for success; and more! 
We will also have two StrengthsFinder experts from our own CU Denver Career Center on hand to answer questions about the assessment or to take a deeper dive in your top five.


Need a refresher on your Strengths or haven't taken the assessment before? We have an exclusive StrengthsFinder discount for CU Denver alumni. Register below to activate your StrengthsFinder ​assessment discount code and get started.

After taking the StrengthsFinders assessment, explore the documents below to learn more about your Strengths prior to the July 12 LynxConnect.

All Alumni Networking Reception

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 | 6:00 - 8:30 P.M. | $10 PER PERSON | TAMAYO ROOFTOP

All CU Denver alumni are invited to the first  Alumni Networking Night on Wednesday, July 19. Celebrate the summer by joining fellow CU Denver alumni on the rooftop terrace of Tamayo for refreshments and three rounds of structured networking. You will be organized into three different groups over the course of the evening to discuss topics relevant to your industry as well as career development more broadly. This is a valuable opportunity to make connections in your field and reconnect with old friends.
For $10 each, attendees will be able to enjoy two drinks on CU Denver Alumni, as well as unlimited appetizers all night. Discounted valet parking will be available for $10 at the booth located at Rioja (1431 Larimer Street, Denver, CO, 80202).

Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17.

For questions, contact alumni ​relations at or call 303-315-2333.

 Featured Alumni Table Hosts​

​Jordan Alvarez is an alumnus of the Business School class of 2014 and is currently working for the university raising funds for the Downtown and Anschutz Medical Campuses as part of the annual gift program. He is also active in the startup community in Denver and enjoys networking, meeting new people and being a great connector for entrepreneurs. Aside from work, you can catch Jordan in the mountains backpacking, hiking or just sight-seeing. All other time is usually spent with family and friends eating, going to Rockies games or at the park in the wonderful Colorado sunshine.

Brian Brinkerhoff has over 20 years of experience serving children and youth in Denver and throughout the state of Colorado. He has held many different positions during that time, ranging from direct service provider to executive director. He has worked at both the local and state levels and has coordinated efforts within education, human services and the court system. Brian is currently the Director of Learning where he leads the data tracking and performance management, evaluation, assessment and research initiatives of Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) for the purpose of supporting continuous program improvement, and documenting program and educational outcomes. Brian has a BA in Philosophy and a Master of Public of Administration from the University of Colorado Denver.

Jennifer Fairweather is currently the Director of Human Resources for Jefferson County, located in Golden Colorado. She is also an Affiliate Professor with Regis University where she facilitates undergraduate and graduate courses for the College of Business and Economics. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in both public sector and private sector human resources in addition to operational management experience. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development from Webster University. She also has her IPMA professional certification, a Certificate in Professional Training, a SHRM-SCP and a PHR certification. Jennifer has facilitated sessions on leadership and development for local and national forums and has written articles for newsletters and newspapers on various management and human resources topics. Jennifer is an active member of SHRM, IPMA-HR, Mile High SHRM, IPMA-HR Western Region and the local IPMA-HR Chapter. Jennifer is a Colorado native and enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family (pets included!)

Phil Harding has been practicing law in Denver for more than 20 years. He’s a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver (class of 1986) and the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver Mr. Harding is Partner and Attorney at Harding & Associates.

Mr. Harding practices law in several areas, including Civil Litigation; Appellate Work (Colorado Court of Appeal, Colorado Supreme Court, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court) Wrongful Death; Dram Shop Actions; Bad Faith Breach of Contract; Construction Defects and Defense; Corporate Disputes; Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation; and Employment.

Mr. Harding is an AV-rated lawyer and has been voted in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado for eight years in a row. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been named a Superlawyer for six years in a row. He is also an active member of the community. Mr. Harding is a member of the Englewood Rotary, and served a term as president. You can watch him every Friday on Channel 2 Colorado’s Ask The Attorney.​​​

Gary Meggison holds professional degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. He has acquired an impressive list of professional credentials in the commercial construction industry, with well over one hundred completed commercial, multi-family, institutional, industrial and health-care developments over the past forty years. He is especially proficient in assignments involving program management, project development, financial planning and preconstruction services, contract negotiations, construction administration and quality control services.

Gary is a long-time CU Denver supporter, actively involved in scholarship fundraising efforts and serves as an advisor to the College of Engineering and Applied Science, as well as the Chancellors Development Committee.

Mr. Meggison is owner of Gary Meggison CM, a Denver-based real estate development and construction management consulting firm, which he founded. He provides a broad range of Owner Representation services including site review, due diligence, program management, project development, pre-construction and construction management services for clients with commercial, institutional, multifamily, industrial, office and mixed use projects in Colorado. Mr. Meggison has lived and worked in the Denver area since 1979.

Keri Ungemah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing higher education, technology solutions, and consumer products through marketing strategy, marketing planning, market research, and financial planning and analysis. She is currently the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Colorado Law School where she leads and implements strategic marketing, integrated communications, branding, and positioning. Prior to her time at the law school, she worked at the University of Texas at Austin, Pepsi, and The Stroh Brewery Company, and ran her own marketing consulting firm. Keri is a proud double alumna of CU, with her BS-Finance and International Business from CU Boulder and her MS-Marketing from CU Denver. She is honored to serve as President of the CU Denver National Alumni Board and was the Founding Chair of the CU Denver Business School Alumni Network.​​​


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