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Lunch with a Leader

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Lunch With a Leader provides opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a free lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m.

Registration is required and you may register for multiple speakers by using the links below. If it turns out you cannot attend a lunch, please notify as soon as possible so we can release the spot to a wait listed student. You may not transfer your position to another student–we will go through the wait list first, but encourage your friends to sign up. 

These lunches count for credit for Passport to Leadership and the Work Study Pilot.


February 6th, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Caroline Lewis

    Listen to stories from a liberal arts graduate who went from working at Nike to engaging with the start-up ecosystem and listening to hundreds of pitches a year.

February 7th, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Tawny Schlieski

    Learn from an alumna how she uses virtual and augmented reality to make ideas more meaningful, and potentially change how we think and work.

February 19th, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Stephen Green

    Meet the Director, Head of Labs at WeWork who is a community leader and claims that spreadsheets are his super power and sneakers his kryptonite.

February 21st, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Matthew Kish

    Meet a Portland Business Journal reporter who just returned from Columbia University’s journalism school and will discuss what it is like to be a reporter in Portland.

April 22nd, 2019

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Lunch with a Leader: Rudy Crew

    This alumnus wants to share his story of starting at Lewis & Clark and becoming the NBA’s Senior Creative Director, where he helps merge traditional pop culture with the NBA’s global brand




These events require pre-registration. Space is limited.

See past Lunch with a Leader guests here.