Resources for Cal Alumni, Students to Stay Connected in Virtual Times

Calling entrepreneurs to join the Cal Startup Network

Alumni volunteers from the Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association have established the Cal Startup Network with the mission to connect alumni with students and build next-generation startups.

Alumni and students continue to roll out the virtual “welcome mat”


Entering Cal as a first-year or transfer student is unnerving in a typical semester. To help with the transition, alumni and student volunteers gave advice and a warm welcome to the 2020 cohort of Alumni Scholars.

Berkeley China Summit

The Berkeley China Summit is an annual conference that invites experts to discuss business, public health, technology, and culture in the US and China. This year’s conference was held virtually, allowing participants to meet across different time zones. View the recordings for day one and two of the Berkeley China Summit.

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming

Oct. 16–18, 2020

Join CAA in celebrating all things Cal at UC Berkeley’s virtual Homecoming! Professor Dan Kammen will speak on the climate, the pandemic, and race, while Professor Lok Siu will lecture on COVID-19 and anti-Asian violence. There will be coffee and wine tasting, plus activities for the whole family to enjoy, including the Berkelium 5K Run/Walk and a scavenger hunt. Reconnect with Cal at this year’s Homecoming.

Lives and Legacy: Celebrating Japanese American Women at Cal

Oct. 17, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST

This panel discussion, hosted by the Japanese American Women Alumnae Chapter, is part of Cal’s Homecoming program and the 150 Years of Women at Berkeley celebration. The panelists will share personal stories about life at Cal and beyond. Register to learn how Berkeley shaped their understanding of identity.

UC Alumni Career Network | Career Pivots: Actionable advice to help you change industries and re-align your brand

Oct. 23, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m. PST

Considering a career change? Unsure where to start? You’re not alone! Join us for a panel discussion on preparing for a career change, identifying opportunities, and leveraging your strengths to successfully pivot to a new industry. This experienced panel of UC alumni will offer advice for changing careers and aligning your brand for new opportunities. Sign up for “Career Pivots: Actionable advice to help you change industries and re-align your brand.”

UC Alumni Career Network | ​First Generation Professional Development

Nov. 5, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m. PST

First-generation professionals are pioneers in their career path. Learn from your fellow UC graduates who were the first in their families to graduate from college as they share their stories and tips for navigating the professional workplace. This webinar will offer advice specifically targeted towards recent graduates and early-career professionals, but is open to all alumni and students. Sign up for “First Generation Professional Development.”

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