Caroline Dowd-Higgins, BM’89, MM’95, is the executive director of career and professional development for the Indiana University Alumni Association, leading a career-enhancement and leadership-development program to activate the power of IU’s global alumni network.

A classically trained opera singer and performer, as well as an engaging motivational public speaker, Caroline has authored the book This Is Not the Career I Ordered and maintains a blog of the same name. Her social media reach is approximately 81 million people, and she is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post; the global professional women’s network Ellevate; the women’s lifestyle magazine More; the London-based online magazine The Rouse; and The Chronicle, a newspaper representing Northwest Indiana.

Her international podcast show, Your Working Life, features guest experts sharing wisdom about life and careers. Caroline also hosts an online series—Thrive!—about career satisfaction and health and wellness for women.