Volunteer Opportunities for Employers & Alumni

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The Career Center at UC Berkeley invites you to participate in our Fall 2022 programs and workshops. These events expose students to different career paths while helping them to prepare for summer internships and career employment. Your expertise and insight will be invaluable in helping students define their career direction, enhance their marketability, and build professional connections with alumni and employers. Involvement in these programs is also a great no-cost way to expand your organization's brand on campus and build awareness about recruitment opportunities.

Career related workshops that are actively seeking employer and alumni volunteers are listed below. Additionally, if you or your organization are interested hosting your own career-related workshop or are receptive to supporting Career Center workshops as they arise, please fill out this interest form. For questions about Counseling events & programs, please contact Larry Jackson.

Counseling Events & Programs

STEM (including Engineering, Tech, Chemistry and Natural Resources)

11th Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference Keynote Session

Saturday, August 27th 2022, 9:15-9:45am, @UC Berkeley Bechtel Engineering Center

Seeking 1 leader in engineering/tech to deliver a 30 min keynote speech about the future of jobs in engineering and tech, the skills students will need to develop for this future work, and the nature of hybrid work students can expect. This speech will inform, motivate, and empower students as they prepare for their internship & job search. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Revae Hitt at revaehitt@berkeley.edu.

 

11th Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference - How to kick off an internship/job search panel with students and recent alumni

Saturday, August 27th 2022, 10-10:50am & again at 11-11:50am, @UC Berkeley Bechtel Engineering Center

Seeking 4-5 students or recent alumni to share tips for searching and applying for jobs and internships. Ideal panelists have recently secured or completed a job or internship and can be a resource for students as they navigate their own search. If you are interested in participating, please contact Heidi Yu at heidiyu@berkeley.edu.

 

11th Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference - Panel about referrals and how to network with professionals

Saturday, August 27th 2022, 10-10:50am & again at 11-11:50am, @UC Berkeley Bechtel Engineering Center

Seeking 3-4 industry professionals for a panel discussion for effective networking with tech professionals. Ideal panelists will provide strategies to gain and leverage referrals, the importance of building and nurturing a strong network, the advantages of networking with industry leaders and peers, and staying up-to-date on the latest news, trends, and changes in tech. If you are interested in participating, please contact Najet Carrick at ncarrick@berkeley.edu.

 

11th Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference - Technical interview panel

Saturday, August 27th 2022, 10-10:50am & again at 11-11:50am, @UC Berkeley Bechtel Engineering Center

Seeking 3-4 industry recruiters or professionals for a panel discussion about how students can prepare, practice, and perform well during technical interviews. Ideal panelists have experience hiring engineers and can speak to the differences in technical interviewing for different technical job titles: mechanical, electrical, software, materials, bio, civil, environmental, or industrial engineers, as well as data analysts/scientists. If you are interested in participating, please contact Najet Carrick at ncarrick@berkeley.edu.

 

11th Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference - Fostering belonging and inclusion in the Workplace

Saturday, August 27th 2022, 10-10:50am & again at 11-11:50am, @UC Berkeley Bechtel Engineering Center

Seeking 3-4 alumni or industry professionals for a panel discussion on ways organizations can foster belonging and inclusion in the workplace and provide resources and strategies to help students create community in the workplace. Ideal panelists will be part of employee resource groups (ERGs) or work in an DEI role in their organization.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Heidi Yu at heidiyu@berkeley.edu.

 

11th Annual Engineering/Tech Career Conference - Alumni networking lunch

Saturday, August 27th 2022, 12-1pm, @UC Berkeley Bechtel Engineering Center

Seeking 15-20 Cal alumni with various careers in engineering and tech for a casual networking lunch with students. Alumni volunteers will answer questions from students, such as, what a day is like in your job, what it’s like to work at your company, and about the job and internship search process. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Revae Hitt at revaehitt@berkeley.edu.

 

Employer Relations Events & Programs

Career Connections Alumni Networking Events

If you'd like to participate in any of the following events, please let us know by completing this INTEREST FORM.

Career Connections: Non-tech Roles in Tech

Thursday, September 22nd 5-7pm (virtual)

Seeking dynamic alumni and professionals working in a variety of non-technical roles within the tech industry and/or tech service companies, from sales and marketing to HR/talent acquisition, product management and much more. Showcase the wide range of non-technical opportunities and backgrounds represented within this growing industry. This is a great opportunity to support current students' career development and connect back with your roots at Cal!

 

Career Connections: Women in Business
Thursday, October 20th 5-7pm (in person)

Seeking UC Berkeley alumni or professionals in a myriad of industries to engage with our students in person and discuss what it means to be a female in today's dynamic business environment.  This is an opportunity to inspire students who will inquire about how to be successful in tech and/or Fortune 500 organizations as well as what it's like to start your own business in industries that are often male dominated.

 

Career Connections: AI & Data Analytics

Tuesday, October 25th 5-7pm (virtual)

Seeking dynamic alumni and professionals in data analytics and AI related roles to share their journey and experiences with students about their career paths. This is a great opportunity to support current students' career development and connect back with your roots at Cal!

 

Career Connections: Digital Media and Marketing
Wednesday, November 2nd 5-7 pm (in-person)

If you’re a UC Berkeley alum or a professional working in the field of Digital Media & Marketing we invite you to join us! This business-casual event is a forum for you to engage in meaningful dialog with students to share your expertise, industry insights, and personal career journey. It’s also an excellent opportunity for employers to cultivate relationships on campus, promote your brand, and contribute in a way that has real impact. 

 

Career Connections: Greener Good

Wednesday, November 9th 5-7pm (in-person)

Join us for an evening of casual networking with alumni & professionals working in careers related to environmental protection, sustainability, and justice. Find out how to follow your passion for people and the environment and get paid to help create a sustainable future!