November 13, 2012

Bryant Alumni Bulletin - Athletes Helping Athletes

bryantpicNovember 13 – Bulldog Connection
Bryant alumnus and former lacrosse player Tim Duffany ’06 networks with current student-athletes as part of the Bulldog Connection program that brings former athletes to campus to mentor current athletes. If you are a former varsity athlete, plan to join us for the spring program on April 6, 2013.
Legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi said, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” 

No one knows better than Bryant’s student- and alumni-athletes how true this is. The and annual Bulldog Connection – a networking event for student- and alumni-athletes – on November 3 began with a panel discussion in  the morning, followed by networking opportunities, and a victorious Bulldog football game. 

Highlighting the event were a dozen outstanding alumni who shared their amazing career experiences and tips for the future with about 60 student-athletes. Alumni working at such prestigious organizations as the Boston Celtics and Amica Insurance gave valuable advice about strategizing professional careers  following graduation.

“Experience is a great teacher and second to having one’s own experience, is to hear from others who have been down that path before,” says Tim Duffany ’06, CFP®, founding partner of Single Point Partners, a boutique advisory firm in Boston. “As a collegiate student-athlete there are so many experiences, habits, and traits that can be leveraged to launch and develop one’s professional career, but one critical challenge is to harness these and communicate them as one’s personal brand. This event helps to guide student-athletes on the path to do so.” 

Want to be a part of this year’s Bulldog Connection? Save the date of April 6, and be part of the Bryant team. Registration can be accessed at or contact the Alumni Office for more information.