Meet Uli Nasibova ’06, a former Wall Street research and investment manager turned food entrepreneur, for the first Stratton Series event of the year!

Uli left her successful career at AllianceBernstein to open a small-batch gelato shop in the heart of Los Angeles in 2014. Several years later, Gelateria Uli has two locations and has been named “Best Gelato” by the Los Angeles Magazine. In this talk, Uli will speak about her experience being a food entrepreneur in Los Angles and how the unique structure of the Block Plan prepared her to handle the challenges of opening a business in a big city.

When? Monday, October 1st, 12:15pm
Where? Gaylord Hall, Worner
RSVP? RSVP on Handshake!

Meet Jo Lingenfelter for the first 5 Under 25 program of the year!

Jo graduated from CC in 2015 with a degree in Italian…and without a firm plan of where to go next. Fast-forward to 2016, when Jo applied her skills in learning a language to an entirely new kind of communication: coding. By teaching herself to code as if she was learning a new language, Jo landed a job as an iOS Developer for Mobelux, an award-winning mobile and web software application development company.

Join Jo for a small group conversation, where she will share insights into how the Block Plan prepared her for success after CC, and how to navigate the “real world” with a humanities degree.

When? Tuesday, October 2, 12:15pm
Where? The Career Center
RSVP? Yes! RSVP on Handshake.

Meet Uli Nasibova ’06, a former Wall Street research and investment manager turned food entrepreneur, for the first Stratton Series event of the year!

Uli left her successful career at AllianceBernstein to open a small-batch gelato shop in the heart of Los Angeles in 2014. Several years later, Gelateria Uli has two locations and has been named “Best Gelato” by the Los Angeles Magazine. In this talk, Uli will speak about her experience being a food entrepreneur in Los Angles and how the unique structure of the Block Plan prepared her to handle the challenges of opening a business in a big city.

When? Monday, October 1st, 12:15pm
Where? Gaylord Hall, Worner
RSVP? RSVP on Handshake!

On the Tiger Trek: London Half Block trip, participants will travel to London from January 7-12, 2019 for a tour of a variety of organizations. They will also meet prestigious alumni in order to learn about potential career paths and network with international professionals. This experience is designed for students who are interested in eventually working/living abroad, and would like to hear about alumni experiences and opportunities in the London, UK area. Twelve students will be selected.

Registrations are open NOW in Summit: Student Life. Apply before October 18th at 5:00pm. Students will be notified of their selection by the first week of Block 3.

On Monday, October 1st, join Uli Nasibova ’06 (founder of Uli Gelateria in Los Angeles) for a talk titled Underwater Basket Weaving in Real Life: How the Block Plan Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship. Her talk will take place at 12:15pm in Gaylord Hall in Worner. Remember to RSVP on Handshake!

Uli will share her experience in being a food entrepreneur in Los Angles and how the unique structure of the Block Plan prepared her to handle the challenges of opening a business in a big city with no prior experience in food production or retail industries.

Uli is originally from Baku, Azerbaijan and was an international student at Colorado College, majoring in French Literature and Mathematical Economics. She left her successful career at a premier Wall Street research and investment management firm to open a small-batch gelato shop in the heart of Los Angeles in 2014. Several years later, Gelateria Uli has two locations and has been named “Best Gelato” by the Los Angeles Magazine.