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Walden of Reston Receives Clarkson University’s Top Award for Young Alumni
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Walden received her bachelor of science in marketing and technical communications in 2003.
After graduation, she began her career with Accenture in systems integration, where she worked to design, build and test applications to improve client operations. In the years that followed, she used her Clarkson degree in marketing and communications to begin building a career in change management. Walden has led a number of communications efforts to deliver consistent messages to targeted populations of many sizes. From small groups of users impacted by a system implementation to national awareness campaigns, she has been successful communicating to these audiences, developing not only the communications but the training involved to make the change successful.
Walden has also taken leadership roles internally at Accenture, by overseeing the communications effort for an account vision strategy, and ultimately leading a client site committee for a group of colleagues to organize and execute activities for an account of over 300 people. Since February, she has also taken on the responsibilities of the D.C. community communications action team lead.
Walden has kept strong ties to her alma mater, returning to campus annually to recruit Clarkson graduates for Accenture. She also has served as the Clarkson Washington, D.C., chapter president since 2004, planning events to bring together some of the 1000-plus Clarkson University alumni living in the area. She is a member of the Clarkson Alumni Association Executive Council serving as the regional chapter presidents committee co-chair.
Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world’s pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3, 000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.
Photo caption: Jennifer Walden (right) receives the Golden Knight Award from Clarkson University President Tony Collins.