MBA & EMBA Comedy Evening and Networking Reception

Join fellow alumni and current students for an evening of comedy!


Date & Time

February 4, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.




Free. Registration Required.


Leah Fleet


DeGroote MBA and EMBA alumni and current students are invited to join their fellow alumni and faculty for an evening of comedy and connecting with friends — from home!

The DeGroote school of business is hosting a virtual MBA Alumni Networking Reception with special guest, comedian Jon Selig, MBA ’99. Jon will kick off the evening with a fun and engaging keynote presentation that will include jokes from his stand-up act. Attendees will get the opportunity to participate in a joke-writing workshop where you will connect with other attendees and have the opportunity to learn:

  • How & why, crafted (tasteful) humor can help us demonstrate credibility and build trust.
  • The series of steps associated with writing a joke.
  • How to write a joke about a pre-determined topic.

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to connect and network with fellow alumni through breakout rooms should they wish to participate.

This event is open to all DeGroote MBA alumni and current students.


Keynote Speaker

Jon Selig, MBA ’99, Comedian

12 years in technology sales was a well-paid internship for his career in stand-up comedy. Having performed in comedy clubs, festivals, and forecast meetings, he created “Comedy Writing for Sales Teams” – part sales training and part crash course in joke writing. His training & workshop helps sales professionals of all levels better understand their audience and how they can help them – through the process of writing jokes. He’s worked with or spoken to sales teams at Canon, Georgia Pacific, Citrix, Zoho CRM, Microsoft Canada and more.

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