Golden Bear Orientation: Career Connections

Cal Alumni Mixer for New Transfer Students

Please join us for our largest Career Connections mixer of the year! We’ve teamed up with New Student Services to host a networking event for all 1,500 new transfer students during Golden Bear Orientation. Alumni will be organized into networking groups based on their industry expertise, and for many students this will be their first opportunity to explore various career paths!

Date: Sunday, August 19
Alumni Reception: 4:30 p.m.
Alumni-Student Mixer: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Glade

Event Details and FAQs

Golden Bear Orientation is a mandatory week-long orientation before classes begin for the fall semester. Golden Bear Orientation replaces 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—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 and the work world
  • Build new connections with the Cal alumni community and reflect upon your time here
  • Network and meet dedicated Cal students who might become great interns or employees at your organization