Cal Day 2017

One day. 400 events. A million ideas.

There is an event to inspire every mind at Cal Day, UC Berkeley’s annual open house to welcome prospective students and the Cal community.

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Cal Day at Alumni House

Save the date and join us at Alumni House on Saturday, April 22 for Cal Day 2017!

Cal Café
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join the Cal Alumni Association from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. as Alumni House transforms into Cal Café! Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks, peruse your class yearbook, and receive awesome CAA giveaways. Alumni, new and prospective students, and all friends of the University are invited to stop by the Cal Alumni Association for this unforgettable day!

How to Plan for Professional Success While Still in College
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Learn what experts advise students do in college to prepare for professional success. President of Collegial Services and Careers writer for, Robin Reshwan, joins us at Alumni House to discuss what parents and incoming students can do to overcome employment obstacles and successfully launch a career after graduation.
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Why Cal? The Alumni Perspective
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Join a panel of UC Berkeley alumni for a discussion on the value of a Cal education and what it means to be an alumnus. Panelists will talk about their time as students, what steps they took to ensure success post grad, and their lives after Cal.

Our panelists include:

Princess Allen, Rhetoric ’06 | Project Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Princess Allen had a dream of attending Cal as a young girl. As an emancipated foster youth, Princess worked very hard and graduated from high school in the top four percent of her class. She was accepted to UC Berkeley and enrolled in the fall of 2002. While at Cal, Princess was involved in the Black Recruitment and Retention Center, was an original signatory for the Rhetoric Department’s Rhetorical Review, and was part of a sorority. Upon graduation, Princess obtained a masters degree in Public Policy at the University of Chicago and now works as a Project Manager for EY. Princess is a lifetime member of Cal Alumni Association and volunteers to read and interview scholarship candidates, attends scholarship receptions, and is the immediate past president of the Black Alumni Club.

Roya Soleimani, Political Science ’07 | Corporate Communications Manager, Google

Roya Soleimani is a Corporate Communications Manager at Google, where she focuses on the company’s philanthropic arm,, social impact, and crisis response. She has been at Google in various product and corporate communications roles since July 2012, and also served as a lead Google Trends analyst, highlighting trending topics across Google on radio and media across the country. She is a host for the UC Berkeley Network Webinar Series where she reaches students, alumni, and beyond on topic of communications, networking, and more. Roya serves on several boards and community organizations, including iBridges, the Iranian American Women’s Foundation, the OMID Foundation, and more.

Kirk Tramble, Electrical and Computer Science ’93 | Consulting Project Technical Manager, Oracle

Kirk has been managing the implementation of financial solutions for Oracle / NetSuite since July 2014. At Oracle, he drives the implementation of enterprise resource planning software solutions. Prior to Oracle, Kirk managed business transformation applications for Innovative Interfaces. Additionally, Kirk worked for over 15 years with Chevron Corporation in San Ramon, CA.

Cal is a family affair for Kirk. He is a second-generation Cal alum and his son Gabriel, is a UC Regent Scholar and a member of the class of 2019.

Hannah Green, Legal Studies, Rhetoric ’16

After graduating from Berkeley in 2016 with a dual degree in Legal Studies and Rhetoric, Hannah Green joined Pepper Hamilton LLP, a premier multi-practice law firm. She’s enjoyed rotating through the firm’s various departments, particularly its corporate and litigation sections, and plans on pursuing a JD/MBA degree.


imageCloey Hewlett, ’76, J.D ’79 | Executive Director at the Cal Alumni Association

Cal Alumni Association (CAA) Executive Director Clothilde “Cloey” Hewlett received her B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley in 1976 and her J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1979. Cloey was a partner in the national law firm Nossaman LLP and prior to that was a partner in the global law firm K&L Gates LLP. As a partner, she focused on government contracting, crisis management, major appropriations, policy analysis, and diversity. She is a specialist in public policy, was a registered state and federal lobbyist, and has served under three different governors of California. Read Full Bio »

We will be sure to leave time at the end of the program for a Q&A session. Please come with questions.

We look forward to seeing you at Alumni House. Go Bears!

More Students, Less Funding: Supporting Public Higher Education
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


In 2000, California contributed over $16,000 per UC student education - today, the state spends less than half that amount even as UC Berkeley educates more students than before. Join us for a panel to discuss the history behind state disinvestment in public higher education and what you can do to advocate for Cal.

Panelists will include:

  • Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
  • Cloey Hewlett, Executive Director, Cal Alumni Association
  • Adrian Diaz, Director, UC Berkeley State Government Relations