POSTPONED: Purposeful Work in Chicago

The University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe St 
Chicago, Ill
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Due to the developing outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, we are suspending all alumni events until further notice. Registration fees will be refunded automatically; if you would like to forgo a refund, the cost of your ticket may be allocated to the Bates Fund by filling out this form on our website.

Learn more about Bates’ response to the coronavirus:

How do you connect what you do with who you are? How do you find purpose, not just in your life but in your work? These questions are central to a Bates education and helping students answer them is the mission of the Bates Center for Purposeful Work. Join us for a lively discussion between:

  • Moderated by Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean for the Center for Purposeful Work and Career Development
  • Mike Golden ’91, co-founder of Chicago-based @properties, the #1 real estate firm in Illinois, and one of the top 11 residential brokers in the U.S. by sales volume.
  • Viridiana “Viri” Chavez ’20, a Purposeful Work fellow and senior from Chicago is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Chinese with a concentration of Knowledge, Action, and The Public Good.  

$15 per person; $10 for alumni classes 2010-2019.

Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and a hosted bar. Dress code is business casual.

Public transit, the University Club is across the street from Millenium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.  It is 1/2 block from the Adams/Wabash stop for the purple, brown, green, pink, and orange lines line trains and 3 blocks from the State Street stop on the red line train.  It is also 1 mile east of the Metra train stations. Parking is available via valet or public parking is available at the millennium park garage.

Financial Assistance: If you find the cost prohibitive but wish to attend the event, please contact Heather Corbett, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement.

Contact the Alumni Engagement office at or 888-522-8371 with questions.