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.

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Fall 2020

Consulting & Business Development — Thursday, August 27, 2020
What exactly does a “consultant” do and how do they make an impact? How does business development drive consulting and other industries? Take advantage of this interactive session to demystify what consulting is, and hear INSIDER TIPS from industry professionals who will share their insights and experiences in this dynamic and global industry! Discover how to leverage your skills and experience that will resonate with management, operations, technical, financial advisory, human resource and other types of consulting organizations!

Seeking alumni and professionals in different types of consulting or business development roles.
Non-Tech Roles in Tech — Thursday, September 24, 2020
Come explore the variety of career and internship possibilities found within the “hidden side” of the rapidly growing Tech industry. Students of all majors welcome!

Seeking alumni in non-technical roles within tech or tech services companies (HR, partnerships, business development, customer success, marketing etc.)
AI & Data Analytics — Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Whether you want to be involved in communicating a creative vision or “just the facts,” join us for an opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in fields such as public relations, market research, advertising, media planning, social media, film, TV, radio, journalism and publishing. Get a taste of myriad career options through casual networking with Cal alumni & professionals.

Seeking alumni in data analytics and AI related roles.
Government, Public Service, and Law —Thursday, October 22, 2020
Public Service, government, and law professionals impact the lives of us all, in the U.S. and across the globe. Whether your dream is to work in the foreign service, serve in the White House, become an influential lobbyist, or be top legal council for a civil society organization, you can find alumni here who have done just that and are excited to share their experience. Join us for this casual networking event to meet Cal alumni & professionals who have dedicated their career to addressing pressing issues that face our country, states, and cities.

Seeking alumni in state, local, or national government, non-profit advocacy, lobbying, legal professionals, or related roles.
Environment & Sustainability—Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Join us for an opportunity to interact with alumni & professionals who share your career interests in environmental and sustainability. Find out how they develop solutions and guide society to respond to the various environmental problems we have.

Seeking alumni in companies and organizations working with environmental advocacy, environmental science, sustainable business, climate change etc.
Women in Business— Tuesday, November 10, 2020
What does it mean to be female in today’s business environment? Whether you want to start your own business or work for a Fortune 500, break into tech or just connect with inspiring women, you can meet alumni from all areas of business at this event.Seeking inspiring female alumni who joined competitive fields, started their own business, or work in a variety of professions to talk about their journey.

Spring 2021

Digital Marketing & Media — Thursday, February 4, 2021
Seeking alumni and professionals working in digital marketing fields such as public relations, advertising, market research, media planning, search engine optimization, social media, etc.
Art, Architecture, and Design— Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tech for Good— Thursday, February 25, 2021
Sports Industry— Thursday, March 4, 2021
Careers in Bio-Tech— Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Esports & Gaming Industries — Thursday, March 18, 2021
L&S Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences —Thursday, April 15, 2021

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