Career Connections Series

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in your footsteps. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the Interest Form below.

Interest Form

Spring 2017 Events

Events are two hours each, from 6 - 8 p.m. The Cal Alumni Association and Career Center host a brief networking reception for alumni volunteers at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments. All events are located at the UC Berkeley Career Center or Alumni House unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 8, 2017 - Human Resources
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in a variety of HR roles, such as: generalist, benefits administrator, analyst, talent/recruiter, learning & development, and more. Please note: this is not a recruiting event, but rather a chance to share your HR career experience with students interested in the work you do. The event will require minimal prep work from alumni volunteers; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions and casual conversation!
Feb. 23, 2017 - Medicine
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 physicians (MD and DO) to represent the variety of medical specialties available to pre-med Cal students. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!
March 1, 2017 - Writing & Media
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni for whom writing is an essential component of their work and/or who work in broadcasting, film, TV, radio, journalism, or digital or print publishing. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!
March 7, 2017 - Education
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 professionals who work in education. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!
March 15, 2017 - Sports Industry
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in the sports industry. This could include people from athletic apparel, CPG, or lifestyle brands in addition to sports or sports-related entertainment organizations across a variety of roles (sales, marketing, media, management, operations, etc.). The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!
March 21, 2017 - Working Toward Social Good
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni whose work is for the benefit of a community, the environment, or another cause requiring advocacy and support. Professionals from both non-profits and for-profits who meet these criteria are welcome. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!
OFFSITE: March 29, 2017 - Entertainment
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in the entertainment industry in or around Los Angeles. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!

Please note: This event takes place in Los Angeles, CA.

April 6, 2017 - EdTech
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in all areas of education technology including engineers, product managers, marketing/sales, HR professionals, teachers, etc. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the EdTech industry through introductions & casual conversation!
April 18, 2017 - Non-Clinical Roles in Health
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni that hold non-clinical (limited to no patient interaction) roles in the health industry. Examples include: analyst, marketing, program manager, consultant, billing, sales/account management, regulatory, etc. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!
May 16, 2017 - PhDs
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni with PhDs to represent the variety of careers available to PhD candidates and students considering a doctorate degree at Cal. The event will require minimal prep-work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions & casual conversation!

Why Volunteer?

  • Assist Cal students of all class standings with their career development
  • Share your expertise and knowledge about your field and the work world
  • Build new connections with the Cal campus and reflect upon your time here
  • Meet smart Cal students who might become great interns or employees at your organization

Photo credit: Elena Zhukova