Bears in Business: Stuart Smith ’70
The award-winning Smith-Madrone co-founder discusses the ways his Cal experience at UC Berkeley influenced his decision to enter the wine industry and shaped his business practices.
Olympian Natalie Coughlin’s Favorite Autumn Dish
Cal alum, athlete, and winemaker Natalie Coughlin ’05 shares one of her go-to fall recipes.
Bears in Business: Jason Mikami ’92, MBA
Uber director and vineyard business manager Jason Mikami ’92, MBA, considers UC Berkeley the best entrepreneurial training ground.
The Many Roads to Healthcare
Cal alumni at Kaiser Permanente met with students to discuss different career paths in healthcare.
Bears in Business: Giorgio Tavecchio
In 2008, Giorgio Tavecchio ’12 walked onto the Cal football team. Years later, his UC Berkeley experience still shapes his careers both as an NFL placekicker and winemaker.
Bears in Business: Jamba Dunn’s Plant-Based Kombucha Is Cultivating Change
Originally from Southern California, Jamba Dunn ’97 transferred to Berkeley hoping to study sociology, which led to an interest in Egyptology and Near East studies.
Celebrating LGBTQ+ Alumni Career Journeys
“It was only in June of 2020 that the US Supreme Court ruled that federal anti-discrimination laws now protect LGBTQ+ leaders from employment discrimination in every state. This is a step in the right direction and a catalyst for us all to continue uplifting the rights and stories of our LGBTQ+ students and alumni,” says Cal Alumni Association (CAA) Chief Program Officer Anh Tran ’06.
Separate ‘Must-Haves’ from ‘Nice-to-Haves’
Career coach and Berkeley alum Joy Lin ’09 stresses the importance of being selective about what you want—the true mark of a highly successful person.
Getting Motivated During Your COVID-19 Job Search
Finding motivation during a pandemic is no simple feat. Many of us feel drained and exhausted from the monotony of sheltering in place, or feel discouraged to pursue our goals during times that seem so uncertain. Though we can’t predict when life will go back to normal, career coach Joy Lin ’09 has advice on […]
How to Navigate Feeling Lost on Your Career Path
Whether you’ve just graduated or have been in the workforce for decades, you may find yourself questioning if you are on the right path. You may have days where you wonder whether your career was the right choice for you, or whether you see opportunities for growth in the future. Feeling lost on your career […]
Joy Lin ’09 Shares Her Path from Cal to Career
Have you ever found yourself wishing you knew how to be more successful? Maybe you’re trying to improve your networking skills, feeling a little lost on your career path, or suddenly navigating a job search during COVID-19. Career coach and Cal alum Joy Lin ’09 has you covered. We caught up with Lin for some […]
Love it or hate it, networking plays a huge role in the job search. 80% of jobs are now filled through personal or professional connections, and as many as 70% of jobs are not listed on public job boards. No matter how many networking events you've attended, networking can often feel cold and contrived, leaving you wondering how to connect more authentically—that’s where career coach Joy Lin ’09 can help.