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.

Fall 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.

Interest Form

September 28, 2017 — Non-Tech Roles in Tech
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15–20 alumni and professionals working in a variety of non-technical roles within the tech industry. Individuals in sales, marketing, HR/recruitment and product management are encouraged to participate. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the tech industry through introductions and casual conversations.
October 4, 2017 — Marketing & Media
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15–20 alumni and professionals working in marketing and media including public relations, advertising, sales strategy, community relations, social media, film, television, radio, journalism, and publishing. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the marketing and media industry through introductions and casual conversations.
October 10, 2017 — Speed Networking (L&S and CNR)
We are seeking approximately 15–20 College of Letters & Sciences and College of Natural Resources alumni and professionals with diverse career paths and industries to share their career story with Cal students. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the industry through introductions and casual conversations.
October 14, 2017 — International Student Alumni Networking
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15–20 international-student alumni and professionals who work in the Bay Area. Share your career story and job search advice during a networking event at the Career Conference for International Students. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge through introductions and casual conversations.
October 17, 2017 — Data Science
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15–20 alumni and professionals working in the data science and analytics fields. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the industry through introductions and casual conversations.
October 26, 2017 — Government & Law
We are seeking a diverse group of 15–20 alumni and professionals working in various roles within government and law to share their career story with Cal students. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge in the field.
November 1, 2017 — Environment & Sustainability
We are seeking a diverse group of 15–20 alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles within the environmental and sustainability fields to share their career story with Cal students. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge in the field.
November 8, 2017 — Biotech
We are seeking a diverse group of 15–20 alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles within the biotech and biomed industries to share their career story with Cal students. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge in the field.
November 14, 2017 — Finance
We are seeking a diverse group of 15–20 alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles in finance to share their career story with Cal students. The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge in the field.

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