Dynamic Networking: How to Maximize Connectivity with Matthew Auran


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Dynamic Networking: How to Maximize Connectivity

Instructor: Matthew Auran A&S '17 (BA)

Brought to you by Odyssey   

February 02, 2024 - February 16, 2024 (3 Sessions)  

Friday,  8AM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 


Offered as part of the Spring 2024 Odyssey Alumni Academy - courses exclusively for alumni and taught by esteemed members of our alumni community and faculty. 

Course Description: In a world driven by digital connections, mastering the art of dynamic networking is essential for personal and professional success. This JHU Odyssey course offers an exciting journey into the realm of modern connectivity, equipping students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in today's interconnected landscape. Throughout the course, students will explore the foundational principles of networking, delving into both theoretical concepts and practical applications. From understanding the basic architecture of networks to optimizing them, participants will gain hands-on experience with various strategies to cultivate a bespoke network to unlock new growth opportunities. 

Key Learning Objectives: 

• Gain a comprehensive understanding of networking fundamentals

• Explore emerging trends shaping the future of personal and professional networking

• Acquire practical tactics to grow their network and maximize the leverage it provides them The course will culminate with a class-wide competition to test what students learned for a substantial cash prize for what the class determines to be the best “reach” (take the class to find out more).


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Johns Hopkins alumni, staff, faculty and their spouse or domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission for Odyssey lifelong learning courses. Select the correct ticket pricing during registration. If we cannot confirm your eligibility, you will be requested to pay the full registration price for the course.  Eligibility details can be found here. 

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If a course is canceled or closed, the registrant is notified immediately, and a full refund is processed automatically unless another course is requested. Registrants who wish to withdraw from an active course must complete the online Odyssey Refund Request Form. Attach any documentation to support your request (e.g., medical documentation, family crisis documentation, etc.). 

100% refund- Prior to the start of the course. 

50% refund- During the first week of the course. 

No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases. 

Please note, refunds apply only to the tuition portion of an Odyssey participant’s charges and are not applicable to any fees or gifts made to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Registrants will be notified by email if a refund is approved within (5) business days. 

ABOUT Matthew Auran

Matthew Auran (JHU KSAS ‘17) is currently a Vice President on the Primary Investment Team at Adams Street Partners where he focuses on venture capital fund and company investments. Prior to joining Adams Street, he was in Technology Investment Banking with J.P. Morgan where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings for the world’s largest technology companies.

Matthew is the President Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Finance Mentor Network and currently sits on the Board of Advisors for Johns Hopkins’ Blue Jays Unlimited, the University’s athletic endowment.

While at Johns Hopkins, he was a member of the varsity football team, the Chief of Staff for Prof. Steve H. Hanke, the Head Course Assistant for Prof. Lawrence Aronhime, the Vice President of the Marshal L. Salant Student Investment Team, and a member of Alpha Delta Phi. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins in Financial Economics and his M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in Finance, Economics, and Management Science.

Matthew currently lives in San Francisco with his partner, Jess, and their two dogs Leonidas and Augustus.


 Event Date
Friday, February 2, 2024
8:00am EST

Friday, February 16, 2024
9:30am EST

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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