How to Build a Better Instagram

Sunday, October 3, 4PM - 4:45PM ET

Alex Stead explains how he went from a few followers to a career as an influencer, and gives you best practices he's learned along the way.

Alex Stead
Instagram Influencer, Travel Photographer, 1M+ followers

Alex has 1.1 million followers on Instagram where he posts about travel, automotive, and lifestyle. He has mastered the art of digital branding and content marketing, creating for brands including Ritz  Carlton, Porsche, Lufthansa and more.

Majors Every Undecided Should Consider

Monday, October 4, 7PM - 8PM ET

Successful professionals shine a light on the biggest career and skill opportunities they see emerging across various industries in this panel discussion.

Jenny Gratson
Senior VP, Human Resources
Weber Shandwick
Through nearly two decades of HR experience in multiple industries, Jenny will look forward to which careers and roles are positioned for the most growth in the next decade.
John Massura
Talent Acquisition and Development
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
John has hired, managed, and incentivized employees for Ryder’s $4 Billion supply chain business and shares his perspective on the next decade of employee opportunity.
Mala Chandra
Lecturer at iSchool
University of Washington
Mala Chandra developed multiple core Java technologies, including J2EE, J2ME and Java Beans. In 2004, she was named one of the 25 most influential women in the development of the internet.

Remotely Funny: Comedy Delivered Direct to your Dorm

Tuesday, October 5, 8:30PM - 9:30PM ET

Funny people try to understand smart people in this live comedy starring comics from Comedy Central, Disney+, HBO & written for Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver & Arrested Development, co-starring smart person Greg Edwards (Data Science & AI Expert, Harvard University)

Chris Duffy
Comedian, Writer, Radio/Podcast Host
TED’s How to Be a Better Human
Chrissy Shackelford
Comedian, Writer
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Dillon Stevenson
Comedian, Writer
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas
Matt Kirshen
Stand-up Comedian, Writer
The Jim Jefferies Show, Arrested Development
Greg Edwards
Artificial Intelligence Expert
Harvard University

How to Turn Your Degree Into a Career

Wednesday, October 6, 7PM - 8PM ET

Professionals across multiple industries discuss how a college degree can lead to a great career in this panel discussion moderated by Joel Levinson.

Kyle Lilly
Business Development and Partnerships
First Boulevard
Kyle is working on creating solutions to close the wealth gap in the US at First Boulevard Bank. He is a recent graduate of Morehouse College.
Kate McCormick
Assistant VP, Early Talent Recruitment
BNP Paribas
Kate focuses on early talent strategy and connecting with college campuses. She previously worked in brand strategy and HR at Columbia University.
Alex Diaz
Head of Crisis Response & Humanitarian Aid
Alex is a Rhodes Scholar as well as Forbes 30 under 30. He previously worked as Chief of Staff of Public Policy at YouTube.
Joel Levinson
Head of Content
Rize Education
Joel uses data to test ideas and tell stories. He’s been at the forefront of digital advertising since 2008, working with brands like NASA, National Geographic, Cheerios, and Unilever.
Mollie Marcoux
Director of Athletics
Princeton University
Mollie is the ninth commissioner of the LPGA and played on the women's ice hockey and soccer teams at Princeton University.

Found It! How Entrepreneurs Start Companies

Thursday, October 7, 7PM - 8PM ET

Four successful entrepreneurs share stories of how they built or are building their companies. You’ll learn what it takes to start a business, and hear about the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship. Moderated by Vikram Rangraj.

Yin Lin
Managing Partner, Serial Entrepreneur
64 Squares Strategy Group
Yin was named “Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch" by CIO and has been featured in Forbes, WSJ, and Fortune. She co-founded AAPI Democracy Project, Zoran Medical, and Sage Vacations.
Carolyn Harrington
Maty’s Healthy Products

Carolyn formulates all-natural, whole food health products. She started the Secrets to Healing blog and podcast to get the word out about everyday healing.

David Perell
Podcaster, Writer, Co-Founder
Write of Passage Writing School, North Star Podcast
David's mission is to teach writers to build an online audience and network. On the North Star Podcast, he’s interviewed the likes of Seth Godin, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Ryan Holiday.
Steven Clausnitzer
Founder & CEO
Forever Labs
Steven spent 15 years mentoring top talent at Fortune 500 companies with his expertise in strategic growth and commercialization. His company Forever Labs graduated from the startup accelerator Y Combinator.
Vikram Rangraj
Chief Academic Officer
Rize Education
Vikram co-founded two venture-backed companies and was a teacher for 10 years and developed curricula for The Princeton Review and The University of Washington.

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Rize Week

Sunday, October 3rd
Thursday, October 7th

  • How to Build a Better Instagram
  • Majors Every Undecided Should Consider
  • We're Inside Your Computer
  • How to turn your degree into a career
  • Found it! How Entrepreneurs Start Companies

What are you waiting for? The event is online and tickets are free.