Career Connections Series

Explore career fields through casual conversations with Cal alumni and professionals!

All events will be held at the UC Berkeley campus. More info and RSVP available in Handshake.

Spring 2020

Tech for Good | Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 5-7pm

Find out about the nexus of technology and social impact! Meet with individuals working in technical roles at social impact oriented organizations/companies, in both nonprofit and for-profit capacities. Examples: Education Technology, Healthcare, CleanTech, NGO's, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), etc.

UI/UX & Graphic Design | Wed, Feb 05, 2020, 5-7pm

Considering a future career at the nexus of design and technology? Interested in how you might apply your visual design, research, or strategy skills in the current job market?Join us for this casual, interactive event with working professionals in UI/UX and graphic design to learn more about industry roles in this space, tips for achieving success, and strategies for the job search!

Marketing & Media | Tue, Feb 11, 2020, 6-8pm

Whether you want to be involved in communicating a creative vision or “just the facts,” join us for an opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in fields such as public relations, market research, advertising, media planning, social media, film, TV, radio, journalism and publishing. Get a taste of myriad career options through casual networking with Cal alumni & professionals.

L&S Arts & Humanities | Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6-8pm

Are you majoring in one of the Arts & Humanities majors? Not sure what you can do with your Arts & Humanities degree? There are so many options that you can pursue. Meet with UC Berkeley alumni and professionals who also majored in Arts & Humanities and explore a wide array of possibilities. Join us for an evening of networking with professionals ready to share their career stories and advice.

Product Management | Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 6-8pm

Imagine what it would be like taking products, especially complex products to market and then keeping them up to date. Product Management covers the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for that product or product line. It may also include marketing, forecasting, and profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities. If high tech isn’t your thing, the same skills and techniques as used to create and develop the consumer packaged goods you see in the grocery store. As a profession the demand continues to grow.

Imagine no more – come discover reality by meeting and talking with alums and other product management professional. Be prepared to ask questions like: What does a day look like for you? What do you like about your job? What do you NOT like about your job? What are some things I can do to prepare to be a future product manager?

Health Professions | Thu, Mar 05, 2020, 6-8pm

Come explore the range of professions in healthcare through casual conversations with Cal alumni and professionals. Learn about the different career paths where you can have an impact on improving the health and lives of others. Get answers to questions such as: What exactly is the scope of practice of a physician? What does an osteopathic physician do?  What does a physician assistant do and how is that different than a nurse or nurse practitioner? How did they choose their career?

Sports Industry | Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 6-8pm

The sports industry in North America is expected to reach $75.7 billion by 2020, with media rights and sponsorship deals driving much of this growth. From sports management to coaching, sales to events, opportunities to work in this dynamic industry are vast. Seize the opportunity to get into this game by coming to Career Connections: Sports Industry and learn from professionals about what it's like to work in the field.

Co-sponsored by Cal Intercollegiate Athletics

Esports & Gaming Industries | Thu, Mar 19, 2020, 6-8pm

In collaboration with Cal Esports and the Business Careers in Entertainment Club, the Career Center & Cal Alumni Association present to you the first Career Connections event focused entirely on careers in Esports and Gaming! Join us for this casual networking event to meet Cal alumni & professionals who work in a wide variety of roles within these two budding industries. Alumni & professionals will be announced at a later date, but we expect a large diversity of roles to be represented, from business to design to engineering, and more. Gain insider knowledge about career options and create meaningful connections that could lead to a future internship or job! 

L&S Social Sciences | Monday, April 13, 2020 6-8pm

 Are you majoring in one of the Social Sciences? Not sure what you can do with your Social Sciences degree? There are so many options that you can pursue. Meet with UC Berkeley alumni and professionals who also majored in the Social Sciences and explore a wide array of possibilities. Join us for an evening of networking with professionals ready to share their career stories and advice.