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Career Connections Series

Explore career fields through casual conversations with Cal alumni and other professionals. 

Virtual for 2021, Career Connections are co-sponsored by the Cal Alumni Association and give students an opportunity to meet with alumni and hear their insights about different types of roles, companies, or industries.

Events are 5-7pm PDT.

More info and student RSVP in Handshake.

Are you an alum or a recruiter who would like to participate? Sign up here. 

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Spring 2022 Career Connections

Healthcare | Thursday January 27th

Come explore the range of professions in healthcare through casual conversations with Cal alumni and professionals. Learn about the different career paths available to you, whether your goal is to have a career that helps give you purpose in helping others, or you just want to improve the lives and health of others. Come and ask questions such as, What does a physician assistant do and how is that different from a nurse or nurse practitioner? What kinds of business roles are there in healthcare?

Art, Architecture, and Design | Thursday, February 10th

Are you passionate about a career in art, architecture and/or design but aren’t sure about what careers are out there for you if you decide to take that path? Do you have a creative side? Come and connect with alumni and professionals in a multitude of fields involving arts, architecture, design, and/or technology! Come ask questions and get to know past CAL students and professionals that might’ve been in your shoes before.

Tech for Good | Thursday, February 24th

Are you in tech and want to have a career where you feel good about the work you are doing? Come explore the intersection of tech and social justice with alumni and professionals in a variety of technical and non-technical roles in Social Enterprise, Educational Technology, Healthcare, CleanTech, NGOs/Non-Profits, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and more!


Sports Industry | Thursday, March 10th

The sports industry in North America is expected to reach $83.1 billion in 2023, with gate revenues, media rights, sponsorship, and merchandising 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 joining our event to come and learn from alumni and professionals about what it's like to work in the field.


Biotech | Wednesday, March 30th

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.

Esports & Gaming Industries | Thursday, April 7th

Interested in Esports and Gaming Industries? In 2021, the global esports market was valued at just over 1.08 billion U.S. dollars, an almost 50 percent increase from the previous year. Join us for this casual networking event to meet Cal alumni & professionals who work in a wide variety of roles within these budding industries. Gain insider knowledge about career options and create meaningful connections that could lead to a future internship or job! 


Entertainment | Wednesday April 13th

Interested in an exciting career in the entertainment industry? With revenues amounting to more than $2 trillion worldwide the entertainment industry is an enormous consumer powerhouse. At this event you can connect with alumni in a variety of roles in areas such as entertainment law, music production, film, television, writing, law, fashion, and more!