VIP Events


VIP events are open to ALL students at Mines—and there’s always free food!

To register for an event, select the event from the drop-downs below.

09/18/23 - Elevators to Doors: Following Up After the First Conversation

5:00–6:00 pm • (NEW LOCATION) Berthoud 243 | Not sure what to do after meeting a professional? Are you having a hard time getting a response? Take your connections to the next level with the power of email! This workshop covers general writing tips, email etiquette, and gives participants the opportunity to practice their newfound skillsperfect for your post-Career Day or interview needs! REGISTER TODAY (DIGGERNET)

09/28/23 - Candid Conversations: How to Speak Up When the Stakes Are High (w/ Kerry Siggins '01)

12:00–1:00 pm Alderson Hall 151 Want to learn how a CEO handles challenging conversations? Join Kerry Siggins, Mines alumna and CEO of global manufacturer StoneAge Tools, for a practical session on having candid conversations with co-workers, especially when those conversations are necessitated by conflict and discord. You’ll learn how to approach these types of conversations in a healthy and productive way and how to appropriately follow up afterward.  Kerry will share how her commitments to authenticity, clarity, and kindness guide her candid conversations every day.

Kerry will also be giving away copies of her upcoming book, The Ownership Mindset, while supplies last!


10/9/23 - 3rd Annual VIP Etiquette Dinner

6:00–8:00 pmStudent Center Ballroom | Did you know there’s a correct way to eat soup? Do you know how to pass items around the table? What is the difference between American and Continental styles of dining? Learn all this and more at the 3rd Annual VIP Etiquette Dinner, a perfect opportunity to learn everything you wanted to know about making a lasting impression as a dinner guest!

Debra Fine, nationally recognized keynote speaker, best-selling author, and conversation expert, joins us for an interactive dinner based on her book, The Fine Art of Small Talk. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn formal dinner etiquette and get a chance to interact with Mines alumni. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

10/19/23 - #IAmRemarkable w/ Natasha Wright

5:00—6:00 pmMarquez Hall 235 | Many of us struggle when it comes to talking about our own accomplishments. Cultural and gender modesty norms as well as impostor syndrome can prevent anyone from acknowledging their remarkable attributes and expressing their achievements.

During the 90 minute workshop, you will learn the importance of self-promotion in your personal and professional life and be equipped with tools to develop this skill. Participants will be invited to challenge the social perception around self-promotion.

Boost your confidence and learn to express your achievements! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


Natasha Wright is the Director of Business Operations at Trust Lab, Inc., which is a startup working to make the internet safer by reducing misinformation and violent extremism. She previously worked at Google where she armed Google’s senior leaders with the tools to navigate ambiguity, and confidently lead their teams through complex challenges. She also founded Colorado’s women@Google effort which offers development opportunities, facilitates connections and builds a community of professional women who empower and inspire each other. Lastly, Natasha founded Chai for Charity, a nonprofit that makes giving more inclusive to include donors from varied socioeconomic backgrounds and generations so that we can all give in ways that honor where we are in life. Natasha earned Sociology and Urban Planning degrees from UCLA, and is raising 3 small men in Lafayette, Colorado.

*Event dates, times and locations are subject to change.


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