Career Connections Series

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

All programs are held in the Career Center, unless otherwise indicated.
Full event descriptions, locations and registration are available on Handshake.
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Fall 2018

Consulting | Tue, Aug 28, 2018

We all assume the role of “consultant” at times in our life—even if it’s just helping a friend choose a major or giving them dating advice. But how does one turn this valuable skill into a successful career? Come explore a growing and mysterious industry, and find out first hand from Cal alumni and professionals what it’s like to make a living advising other organizations.


Non-Tech Roles in Tech | Tue, Sep 04, 2018

Come explore the variety of career and internship possibilities found within the “hidden side” of the rapidly growing Tech industry. Students of all majors welcome!

Women in the Financial World | Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Meet with alumnae and professionals from various roles and positions in the world of finance. This includes investment banking, corporate banking/finance and any other roles within finance.

Government & Law | Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Government and law professionals impact the lives of us all, in the U.S. and across the globe. Join us for this casual networking event to meet Cal alumni & professionals who have dedicated their career to addressing pressing issues that face our country, states, and cities.

Marketing & Media | Wed, Oct 03, 2018

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, media planning, social media, film, TV, radio, journalism and publishing. Get a taste of myriad career options through casual networking with 15+ Cal alumni & professionals.

Data Science | Tue, Oct 09, 2018

Did you know that Data Science was ranked the #1 job in America in 2016 by Glassdoor? Interested in pursuing a career in this growing field or just want to learn more about it? Join us for this casual networking event to meet 10+ Cal alumni and other professionals who work in the data science/analytics field. This is a rare chance to learn about this emerging field from alumni who are working in it every day, get insider tips for the job search, and more!

Environment & Sustainability | Wed, Nov 07, 2018

Join us for an opportunity to interact with alumni & professionals who share your career interests in the environmental and sustainability fields, and find out how they guide society to respond to the various environmental problems we have. 

BioTech Connect | Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Is a career in the biotech/biomedical industry possibly in your future? Interested in learning more about the industry, what's available, and how to get your foot in the door from alumni who have walked the walk and now work in the industry? Join us for an evening of networking with professionals ready to share their career stories and advice. 

Spring 2019

Tech for Good | Tue, Jan 29, 2019

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, etc. 

Design & Technology | Tue, Feb 04, 2019

Are you seeking a career in the design or technology arena that will capitalize on your creative, technical and/or leadership skills? Take advantage of this opportunity to network with leading professionals in a wide variety of technology/design fields ranging from traditional to more tech-oriented roles, to management and leadership. 

Business Roles in Health | Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Healthcare careers often conjure up images of doctors, nurses, scientists, and technicians. These images can blot out other, essential roles. Like any organization or business, the healthcare industry wouldn’t function without them. The industry needs experts in finance, human resources, operations, process design and improvement, accounting, policy, and more. Come talk with professionals able to give you insights into these non-clinical roles within the growing industry of healthcare.

Regardless of your major, background, or career intentions, come explore these possibilities through an evening of casual conversations with Cal alums and other professionals working in a variety of positions outside of direct healthcare providers. 

Education & Non-Profit | Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Regardless of your major, background, or career intentions, come explore the possibilities through an evening of casual conversations with Cal alums and other professionals working in education and non-profit organizations. 

Human Resources | Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Human Resources (HR) professionals are at the heart of every great organization and are responsible for the engagement of companies most valued resource - their people. Come to this session to learn from alumni about all the various paths within the HR field. 

Sports Industry | Thu, Mar 07, 2019

The sports market in North America is expected to reach $73.5 billion by 2019, with media rights deals driving much of this growth. 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. 

Esports & Gaming Industries | Thu, Mar 14, 2019

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! 

Trek: Entertainment | 3/25 in LA

If you will be in the Los Angeles area during spring break and are interested in the entertainment industry, you will not want to miss this opportunity! 

*UC Berkeley is not providing transportation, lodging, or any other associated expenses for this event.

PhDs | Tue, Apr 23, 2019

This event offers graduate students the opportunity to talk with PhD Alumni and employers in a convivial setting. Meet, mingle and chat with professionals from an array of fields and employer organizations ranging from think tanks and nonprofits to government and tech sector.

All UC Berkeley graduate students and VSPA affiliated postdocs are welcome to attend.