Career Connections Series

Students explore future career fields through casual conversations with Cal alumni and professionals!

Virtual for 2020, Career Connections are co-sponsored by the Cal Alumni Association and give students an opportunity to meet alumni and learn their insights about different types of roles, companies, or industries.

Interest Form

Spring 2021

Digital Marketing & Media — Thursday, February 4, 2021
Seeking alumni and professionals working in fields such as digital marketing, advertising, market research, sales strategy, UX/UI, advertising, media planning, search engine optimization, social media etc.
Art, Architecture, and Design — Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Seeking alumni and professionals in a multitude of fields involving arts, architecture, design, and/or technology! The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the industry.
Tech for Good — Thursday, February 25, 2021
Seeking alumni and professionals who are ready to share their journey working in a variety of technical roles at social impact oriented organizations/companies, in both nonprofit and for-profit capacities or social good focused roles in tech companies. Including but not limited to: Social Enterprise, Educational Technology, Healthcare, CleanTech, NGO’s/Non-Profits, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and more!
Sports Industry — Thursday, March 4, 2021
Seeking dynamic alumni and professionals who work in a variety of fields in the sports and fitness fields such as coaching, sports statistics, broadcasting, team management, social media, event management, etc. to share their experience in the industry with students looking to break into the industry.
Careers in Biotech — Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Seeking alumni and professionals working in various areas of biotechnology including biomed, pharmaceuticals, food discovery, robotics, and more! Connect with students studying bioengineering, mechanical engineering, biochemistry, biology etc. who are interested in exploring the nexus of technology and life sciences.
Esports & Gaming Industries — Thursday, March 18, 2021
Seeking alumni and professionals who work within the Esports and Gaming industries to share their journey with interested students. Because this event is focused on career exploration, we encourage diversity in the career paths represented: from software to graphic design, marketing, sales, testing, writing, professional gaming, and much more!
Entertainment — Thursday, April 1st, 2021
We are seeking alumni and professionals working in various fields within the entertainment industry, such as music, film, television, writing, law, fashion, and more! This event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your personal experiences and knowledge of the industry through casual conversations.
Haas to Haas - Wednesday April 7th | 5-7pm
Seeking Haas UG alumni and professionals working in a variety of fields to share their experiences and expertise with our current Haas UG students. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to your Haas UG community and additionally connect with your fellow alumni.

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 Cal students who might become great interns or employees at your organization

Photo credit: Elena Zhukova