Working with practicing professionals whether in the classroom, in research and consulting or the context of professional events is really satisfying for me. I work with both ends of B-to-B in Connecticut as Chair of University Relations for the Connecticut Association of Purchasing Management (CAPM) and Vice President of Collegiate Relations for the American Marketing Association (AMA-CT). With the onset of Spring I find myself really busy with organizing two different events for these associations. The CAPM event for April 25, on Global Outsourcing is featured on the front page of www.stratoserve.com and at the CAPM website and the "Careers in Marketing" event is featured on the AMA-CT website. The latter is particularly interesting as the Undergraduate Marketing Students have come together to establish connections with the marketing profession through the April 5, event at UNH. I find working with professional associations fun work because everyone who works is a volunteer and is primarily looking at giving back to the profession- a particularly refreshing activity!