Career Connections Series

The Cal Alumni Association 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.

Events are two hours each, and start between 5 and 6 p.m. The Cal Alumni Association and Career Center host a brief networking reception for alumni volunteers with light refreshments 30 minutes prior to the event start time. All events are located at the UC Berkeley Career Center or Alumni House unless otherwise noted.

Interest Form

Spring 2020

Tech for Good — Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of technical roles at social impact oriented organizations/companies, in both nonprofit and for-profit capacities. Examples: Educational technology, healthcare, clean tech, NGOs, etc.
UI/UX and Graphic Design — Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Seeking alumni and professionals working in the UI/UX and/or graphic design in roles such as UX researcher, content strategist, visual designer, interaction designer, UX/UI developer, UX designer, product designer, etc.
Marketing and Media — Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Seeking alumni and professionals working in fields such as public relations, advertising, market research, sales strategy, community relations, advertising, media planning, search engine optimization, social media, broadcasting, film, TV, radio, journalism, and publishing.
Product Management — Thursday, February 20, 2020
Seeking alumni and professionals with experience in taking products, ranging from complex to consumer packaged goods, from concept to market. No preparation is necessary aside from being ready to answer students’ questions about your career.
Health Professions — Thursday, March 05, 2020
Seeking physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other professionals in the healthcare field to share their wisdom and practical advice with students aspiring to be healthcare professionals.
Sports Industry — Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Seeking dynamic alumni and professionals who work in a variety of fields in the sports industry such as coaching, fitness, broadcasting, social media, and more! We know there are many ways students can use their interest and expertise in sports in combination with statistics, communications, business, tech, and so much more.
Esports and Gaming Industries — Thursday, March 19, 2020
Seeking dynamic alumni and other professionals who work within the esports and gaming industries. 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!
Letters and Science — Monday, April 13, 2020
We invite you to participate in an upcoming networking event by sharing your experience and advice with current students studying Social Sciences! We are seeking a diverse group of 30 Cal alumni who were all Social Sciences majors at Cal. Through this event, we hope that students will be inspired by the diverse career possibilities they can pursue. This is a great opportunity to support current students’ career development and connect back with your roots at Cal!

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