Golden Bear Orientation: Career Connections


Cal Alumni Mixer for New Transfer Students

The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Career Center are hosting an alumni mixer for 3,000 transfer students during Golden Bear Orientation. Help us provide incoming transfer students with their first opportunity to network with alumni and explore various career paths through exposure to a variety of industries and expertise. The first 100 alums to register and attend will be entered into a raffle!

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Location: Memorial Glade
Alumni Reception: 4:30 p.m.
Alumni-Student Mixer: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Registration is closed.

Event Details

Golden Bear Orientation is a mandatory week-long orientation before classes begin for the fall semester, replacing Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) as the introductory program welcoming students to UC Berkeley.

The Cal Alumni Association is committed to involving alumni as much as possible in new student activities.

Career Connections events require very little preparation. Alumni volunteers will be organized into networking groups based on their industry expertise. You will simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in your footsteps.

Food will be provided for all alumni volunteers at the alumni reception prior to the event.

Why Volunteer?

  • Assist incoming Cal transfer students with their career development
  • Share your expertise and knowledge about your field
  • Build new connections within the Cal alumni community
  • Network and meet dedicated Cal students who might become great interns or employees at your organization
  • Give back to your alma mater by working directly with students