Event Details

The Human Ecology Young Alumni Council invites you to
Dinner and Conversation with Lou Bergholz ‘94

Questioning? Pondering? Curious about your career and life in general? An engaging, talented, and energetic speaker, Lou will share experiences, explore ideas, answer your questions, and offer his perspective on –

The Journey through Your 20’s: trying to sort it all out
Should I Stay or Should I Go: making decisions about jobs
Accidental Entrepreneurship: freelancing and how to make “side-hustling” work
Building your Personal Board of Advisors: developing a career counsel network

DATE:  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
TIME:   6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.               reception
7 – 8 p.m.              dinner and conversation and Q&A with Lou Bergholz 
8 – 8:30 p.m.        social networking continues
WHERE:  MAPMacallen Building, 141 Dorchester Ave (at Broadway) in South Boston
COST:      Free for Human Ecology alumni, $10 guests


  • Limited street parking available on Dorchester Ave, Foundry Street and Broadway.  
  • Closest MBTA stop: Broadway Station (diagonally across the street)

Closest paid garage: Channel Center Garage

FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the Human Ecology Young Alumni Council heya@cornell.edu or 607-255-7802.


Lou brings to his consulting a rare blend of research, design and delivery expertise. As the Chief Knowledge Officer at Edgework, Lou is responsible for the leadership of Edgework’s “Knowledge Lab”​- a unique in-house research and design entity that fuels Edgework’s publications, social media, content creation and workshop development. Lou brings over 20 years of experience to his facilitation and has helped craft Edgework’s intense focus on putting the client at the center of any engagement and building outcomes- focused learning and team development experiences for groups. 

A dynamic and playful speaker, Lou is known to blend hard hitting and practical knowledge and tools with inspiring and interactive delivery. His client experience spans for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and includes project work in over 15 countries and regions, from the United States to Ethiopia and the Middle East. 

Since founding Edgework in 2001, Lou has passionately driven the company towards a place in the management, leadership and organizational development space with a reputation for doing work that consistently delivers at a standard that can only be defined as excellent.


The Journey Through Your 20’s:  Navigating it myself, seeing the paths my peers have taken and now working with many 20-somethings who are trying to sort out career, bills/loans and creating a fulfilling life, there is this complicated and conflicted experience of trying to have this optimal experience and “get there” while feeling like you’re constantly floundering. It’s contradictory, humbling, exciting and not uncommon. 
Should I Stay or Should I Go: Making decisions about jobs: Sharing experiences and perspectives on how to make important choices about jobs and what it means to curate a powerful work portfolio in your first few years out of college.
Accidental Entrepreneurship: Freelancing, starting your own business, and how to make “side hustling” work for you.  
Building your Personal Board of Advisors: The crucial importance of developing a career counsel network- a handful of people you can turn to for expertise, decision making and counsel around making important career decisions.