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The Many Roads to Healthcare

Cal alumni at Kaiser Permanente met with students to discuss different career paths in healthcare.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Networking Authentically

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.

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For Young Golden Bears, Support in COVID-Era Job Search

In response to the challenges faced by Alumni Scholars and recent Berkeley graduates in the current job market, the Alumni Scholars Program set a goal of helping Golden Bears connect with alumni to provide interview tips and moral support.

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Donna Hitchens M.A., J.D. ’77 Never Dreamed of Law, Yet Changed the System

It may be surprising that Donna Hitchens M.A., J.D. ’77—who became the first openly lesbian judge elected to the bench in the United States and spent 20 years of her career on the California Superior Court bench—never dreamed of becoming a lawyer, nevermind a judge.

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Alumni Create Career Opportunities for the Cal Community

With restrictions on travel and group gatherings, the Cal Alumni Association’s Alumni Chapter leaders looked for ways to share information on serving and engaging chapter members.