Walsh Alums Return to Former Classrooms for Annual Professor for a Day Event


School News

Walsh alumni representing the University’s more than 50 year history returned to their former classrooms as participants in the fall 2015 Professor for a Day program, Sept. 23 & 24.  

The Professor for a Day program was organized to provide students with a different perspective on career options and open the door to guest lecturers on campus. Each Walsh alum is paired with a course that directly corresponds with his or her career. As guest lecturers, they speak candidly to students about various topics including the responsibilities of their job, what they do on a day-to-day basis, and how their careers developed. 

Traditionally held in January, Walsh added a second fall option to accommodate the demand from both alumni and faculty. 

"This is one of our most popular alumni programs," said Sarah Trescott, Director of Alumni Relations. "For the past several years, we’ve had to actually turn away interested alums because of the demand. We’ve also heard from alumni who wanted to participate, but couldn’t because winter is a busy time for accountants and those involved in finance. So we decided to add a second event in fall to accommodate more alumni. In fact, 13 out of the 30 this September are new participants, some of whom are returning to campus for the first time since their graduation."

Walsh graduates with direct experience in education, technology, business, marketing, management, healthcare and entrepreneurship were among the participants in the fall 2015 Professor for a Day event.