Alumni Scholars Program Workshops and Events

The Cal Alumni Association’s Alumni Scholars Program is excited to share our workshops and events focused on personal, professional, and academic development. Learn more below!

“Building Community Virtually” Workshop

Alyssa Borman, L&S Grad Mentors Program


In this workshop, Alyssa from the L&S Grad Mentors Program shared resources with our scholars on how to build community virtually and find a support system at Cal.

“Study Tools and Tips” Workshop

Patricia de Nobrega Gomes, L&S Grad Mentors Program


Patricia from the L&S Grad Mentors Program guided our students through study tips and tools for how to stay focused and engaged during virtual learning this semester.

“Financial Wellness” Workshop

Pearl Chan, Snowball Wealth

In this workshop, one of our community partners from Snowball Wealth, Pearl Chan led an insightful discussion around financial wellness, personal finance basics, and how to prepare your finances for when you graduate

Rich Lyons’s Changemakers Workshop: How Leaders Set Winning Culture

Rich Lyons, Chief innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer, UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship officer, Rich Lyons, introduced to our scholars’ ways to set the culture as leaders in their communities, and how to strengthen their leadership skills.

2020 Transfer Success Dinner

In its increased effort to support transfer students, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) held its second annual Transfer Success Dinner virtually on September 30, 2020. Three years ago, around 24% of the Alumni Scholars Program community was comprised of transfer students; this year, 30% of scholars are transfers—the largest number yet in CAA’s history.

Deary Duffie’s “Using Anxiety and Fear to Fuel Your Personal Power” Workshop

Deary Duffie MBA ’84 joined us at our All Scholar Retreat to share his wisdom on “Using Anxiety and Fear to Fuel Your Personal Power.”

Virtual Mock Interviews

In response to the challenges students and recent graduates are facing, alumni hosted mock interviews to help them prepare for internship and employment opportunities. Watch reflections of our event from an alumni volunteer and student attendees.

“Strategies for job searching during COVID-19” Alumni Career Panel

Watch a career-focused panel led by Emmy-Award winning journalist Sherry Hu ’74. Hear from Deary Duffie MBA ’84, Jordan Cisneros ’17, Trixie Cordova ’05, and Patrick Pan ’09.

Senior Brunch

The Cal Alumni Association congratulated our Class of 2020 TAAP and TAAP Diversity Scholars and welcomed them to our Cal alumni community. View some highlights from their virtual graduation and hear an inspirational message from keynote speaker Minh Dang ’06. Go Bears!