Over 130+ attendees of students, faculty, alumni and staff attended the Annual MEM/PriSim Tailgate on Saturday, September 17th. Sponsored by PriSim Business War Games, the family-friendly event provided an opportunity for the MEM family to kick the year off on the right foot! Northwestern took on the Duke Blue Devils and won the game 24-13.
The tailgate provided opportunities for students, staff and alum to mingle with old friends and new students. Moeen Mujeeb, a current student and Senior Business Development Manager at Motorola Solutions, shares his experience from the annual event, “No better way to reconnect with alum, faculty, and mingle with new students starting the program. MEM/PriSim tailgate event is a wonderful tradition and hats off to the organizers for putting this together each year. My family looks forward to this event each year and it is always a great time!”
Gail Berger, MEM Professor who teaches Leadership & Negotiation courses, also enjoyed participating in the event. “The tailgate was an opportunity to connect with students and alum in a casual and fun environment. I enjoy being able to learn more about the students so that I can relate to them on a personal/human level.”
While this is an annual event, this year represents the first time the MEM/PriSim Tailgate was planned around an evening game. Jeff Lefebvre, MEM Professor and partner at PriSim recalls the perks to an evening game. “I believe this was our first evening game for the MEM/PriSim Tailgate. The strategic decision made by Diane Kessler to set up in the shade was key. Given the later game start and excellent weather I felt I had more time to connect and network with alums and current students. I think it will be in exciting year for MEM. I picked up a lot of positive energy and excitement from the incoming students! Thanks to all who joined us, but… we had leftover food. So next year come with bigger appetites.”
Thank you to everyone who came out and made this event a success. A special thank you to PriSim Business War Games for co-sponsoring the tailgate! It was a great turnout and we look forward to next year!!