EAS Alumni Dinner-April 5

Two EAS alums will return to the Hill to discuss their Colby experience and career path and give you tips about the EAS major/minor and career options beyond Colby.

Drop-in Session with Rob Underwood at 4:00-5:00 April 5, Lovejoy 344.

Drop-in Session with Adella Mikkelsen at 9:30 am to 10:30 April 6, Lovejoy 246.

EAS Alumni Dinner.  Location: Parker Reed. Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm, April 5.

Short Bio of EAS alumni dinner guests for 2012

Adella Mikkelsen’99 (EAS and History)

I graduated from Colby in 1999 with a double major in East Asian
Studies and History.  After spending a year in Taiwan as a Watson
Fellow researching popular culture and religion, I stayed in Taipei
for another three years teaching test prep for The Princeton Review.
In 2006, I received an MA in East Asian Studies from Harvard
University and since 2007, I have been working in DC.

Rob Underwood’94 (EAS and Govt.)

Rob serves as the National Senior Sector Specialist for Deloitte’s Media and Entertainment industry practice. In this role, Rob works to develop and refine Deloitte’s Media & Entertainment offer and market strategy across Deloitte’s distinct US businesses (Consulting, Audit & Enterprise Risk, Financial Advisory, and Tax). Previously Rob served in Deloitte’s strategy practice where he led sales and market strategy engagements for many of Deloitte’s premier TMT (Tech-Media-Telecom) clients. Much of Rob’s client work has been focused on helping media and technology companies anticipate and plan for the evolving ecosystem within which TMT companies now must go to market – a market where traditional distinctions between media and high-tech are rapidly going away. Rob has written about and been cited in the press on the topics of collaboration, channel strategy, and social media. Rob was the lead author of a Deloitte white paper on the use of new media and social networking by presidential campaigns and potential lessons for corporations and private enterprise, and is currently in the process of a new research project around how social movements and disaster responses can be incubators to innovative modes of social media use. Rob is also presently leading a major new Deloitte study on the topic of tablets and their impact on media consumption patterns. Rob is a 1994 graduate of Colby College and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and 3 children. Previous to Deloitte, Rob held positions at BearingPoint and TechKnowledge. From 1994 to 1997, Rob taught English in Japan on the AKP Programme.

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