Virtual Networking with Kevin Lao
Join ’07 Mike Ilitch School of Business alumnus, Kevin Lao, as he leads you through an interactive discussion focused on career search, building a network in-person or remotely, as well as simple steps you can take to successfully network in a virtual environment.
After learning some new tricks and tips, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills and connect with fellow alumni as we separate into breakout rooms.
You won't want to miss this opportunity to hone your skills and expand your alumni network.
“It’s 2021. Showing up is easy. We’re living in the age of accessibility, and with one click, you can meet people from all over the world. And while this presents enormous opportunities “to get a foot in the door” and establish a connection you would have otherwise never had, this also presents a massive responsibility to actually deliver on what you say, and do the work in following up on every interaction, regardless of how small or brief the encounter was.” – Kevin Lao
More about Kevin:
With over 15 years of direct sales experience, Kevin Lao currently leads Partner Enablement for Google TV. Approaching his 10th year at Google, Kevin focuses on enabling top TV manufacturers to sell and support the Google TV experience through education and innovative programming. Upon graduation from Wayne State University with his B.A. in Marketing Management in 2007, Kevin joined the inside sales team of the Chicago Blackhawks, which ultimately led him back home, landing his first full-time role with the Detroit Red Wings prior to the 2008 Stanley Cup Championship run.
Kevin is an Advisory Council Member for Sports Biz Camps [a 501(c)3 non-profit], whose focus is to create social mobility for high school and college students in the business of sports through education and experiential learning. Kevin is also a volunteer WSU Alumni Ambassador for Northern California.
In his free time, Kevin Instagrams food, plays hockey and tennis, and dances to 90s hip-hop and R&B music. (Kevin passed the first round of auditions for the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2009.)
Kevin and his partner Dr. Maegan Stephens (Class of 2006) reside in San Jose, California.