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Alum Connection with Vinal Desai Burbeck: Study What You Love & Find Purposeful Work

Friday, March 17, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
LSA Building Map
As an undergrad in LSA, Vinal pursued English and in Women and Gender Studies but often found herself wondering: what will I do with this degree? Upon graduating in 2009, Vinal found herself amidst an economic recession and felt her future was uncertain. However, she used that time to discover what mattered to her the most and what she needed from a career. In 2015, she found a way to combine her passion, talent, and joy by launching her own travel business.

Join Vinal for a lunch n’ learn where you get to ask the questions you want about and hear insights on what she wished she’d known as a student. You’ll also learn about careers in travel & tourism — a field that is not always discussed!

About Vinal:
Vinal Desai Burbeck (she/her), Certified Travel Associate (CTA) is the founder of Wanderlark, a boutique travel agency dedicated to helping curious travelers wander the world with ease. As its Chief Experience Officer, Vinal orchestrates wonderful travel experiences ranging from weekend getaways in the U.S. to luxurious journeys through Europe (and everything in between). Before founding Wanderlark, Vinal was a senior account manager at Google, where she led digital marketing strategy for live entertainment clients. Prior to Google, Vinal held a variety of positions at her alma mater, the University of Michigan. Currently, she is loving life in Ann Arbor but tries to explore, eat and drink her way through other cities as often as possible.

You should attend this session if you are:
- You are interested in pursuing a career in Hospitality & Tourism, Advertising & Marketing, or Entrepreneurship
- Curious about digital advertising, sales, customer service or consulting
- Thinking about how to build a career where you get to travel

What you’ll gain by attending:
- Inspiration to study what you love while gaining the skills employers are hiring for
- Tips that LSA alums which they knew when they were undergrads
- Insights into and ideas for starting your own company

RSVP NOW to be part of the conversation. Lunch will be provided during this conversation.

The Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. This event is on the first floor of a wheelchair accessible building which includes wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the first, a gender-inclusive and accessible restroom on the [first floor], places to sit or stand during the event, and accessible parking options nearby. To request other accommodations please contact LSA Hub Events at or 734-763-4674 so we can make arrangements.
Building: LSA Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Alum Connections, First-generation Students, Lsa Opportunity Hub, Professional Development, The College Of Literature, Science, And The Arts, Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students
Source: Happening @ Michigan from LSA Opportunity Hub