How to Build Career Advocates

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

February 4, 2017: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Is 2017 the year to achieve your career goals? Do you have the "team" to guide your career to the next level? This event is designed specifically for Booth Alumni and their guests.


Gleacher Center
Room 422
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Every year there are super bright, very talented people who get squeezed out and don't achieve their goals and dreams because they don't have the advocates to support them. That's the challenge – in today's reality. While you (of course) need to have consistent and high impact achievements, without solid advocates, you could be just another smart person from a great school.

In this highly interactive program, you will learn a 5-Anchor research-based approach to help you build advocates to increase your career success:

1. Find the Right People

2. Make an Appealing and Appropriate "Ask"

3. Create Mutually Valuable Live Interactions

4. Send an Engaging Follow on

5. Expand the Relationships in Meaningful Ways

You will learn how to apply these anchors within a neurobiological model that is fun, practical, and effective.

If you are contemplating a career change, internal promotion, or launching a new venture, please join us.


$35 - early bird
$40 - at the door
Includes a continental breakfast

Registration will close on Friday, 02/03 at 12pm. You may register at the door (exact cash/check only).


Register Online

Registration will close on Friday, 02/03 at 12pm. You may register at the door (exact cash/check only).

Deadline: 2/1/2017

Speaker Profiles

Anita Brick (Speaker)
Director, Career Advancement, Chicago Booth

In a career that spans corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic sectors, Anita R. Brick, Director of MBA Career Advancement Programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Founder of The Encouragement Institute, Inc., has demonstrated accomplishments in consulting, executive coaching, public speaking, writing, and video production to audiences worldwide. She served as an Officer in Corporate Development and Marketing at a global bank; Vice-President of Marketing for a start-up financial network; equity stakeholder in an organizational development and career management firm; and creative communications director of a motivation and media development firm.

Ms. Brick has written, lectured, and been quoted about career management, executive development, and motivational issues to global audiences including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, the Economist, BP, Northwestern University, and the Federal Reserve Bank. She has served as a contributor to The Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly, The World Tribune, The Resourceful Woman, WBBU Radio, and No Matter What TV. She produces and hosts CareerCast, a global podcast series, featuring global business leaders. 

Ms. Brick holds a Bachelors degree in English from the University of Chicago and Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

She is currently conducting research as a doctoral student in executive education on how adults use obstacles to accelerate their progress. Ms. Brick presented her initial research findings at an international conference of adult and executive educators at Michigan State University and shares thoughts and learnings on the Encouragizers blog (

In 2012, Ms. Brick launched a book, What I Wish I Had Known - Earlier in My Career Volume 1.

She is currently writing a book, Connecting to Influencers: How to Build Career Advocates and in the pre-launch stage of a mobile appreciation tool.


Borislava Karageorgieva, '04 

Other Information

There will be prerequisite materials to be completed prior to the Event.

Please bring those with you.