Alumni Career Network

The UC Alumni Career Network is a high-impact, online series designed to provide UC alumni and community members with the insights, information, and connections to launch, grow and expand your career opportunities.

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This volunteer-driven career education series is made possible by generous UC alumni like you. We invite you to participate in a future event or share your suggestions for future topics.

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Being a seasoned professional in a new workplace

This webinar offers insights and strategies to help experienced professionals find, build, and create community in a new workplace and leverage working in an age-diverse workplace. Our panel of UC alumni will share personal experiences and insights along with tangible tips and advice to help you effectively position your skills and background for your next career move.

This webinar offers insights and strategies to help experienced professionals find, build, and create community in a new workplace and leverage working in an age-diverse workplace. Our panel of UC alumni will share personal experiences and insights along with tangible tips and advice to help you effectively position your skills and background for your next career move.

Gender at work

Work can be stressful enough without the added challenges of navigating gender identity and expression in the workplace. How can we ensure that we are creating a safe and inclusive workplace for transgender and nonbinary employees? This webinar will explore action items that employers of all sizes can take to expand their efforts to provide an inclusive environment for employees of all genders.

Work can be stressful enough without the added challenges of navigating gender identity and expression in the workplace. How can we ensure that we are creating a safe and inclusive workplace for transgender and nonbinary employees? This webinar will explore action items that employers of all sizes can take to expand their efforts to provide an inclusive environment for employees of all genders.

Navigating ageism as a young professional

Yes, young professionals experience ageism too! This online webinar will bring together communication and DEI experts, human resource professionals, and UC young alumni to offer insights to new professionals as well as address generational differences in work style, leadership, and supervision.

Yes, young professionals experience ageism too! This online webinar will bring together communication and DEI experts, human resource professionals, and UC young alumni to offer insights to new professionals as well as address generational differences in work style, leadership, and supervision.

How to network virtually and in-person

Join us for this skills-based workshop featuring UC alumni who will teach you how to navigate networking both virtually and in-person. Gain helpful tips and advice on networking in-person effectively and learn best practices for conducting productive informational interviews.

Join us for this skills-based workshop featuring UC alumni who will teach you how to navigate networking both virtually and in-person. Gain helpful tips and advice on networking in-person effectively and learn best practices for conducting productive informational interviews.

How to lead teams in hybrid and remote environments

Leading and managing a team has its unique opportunities and challenges, especially in an increasingly global environment. This webinar brings together current managers and team leaders to share best practices, discuss challenges, and offer resources for those interested in refining their supervisory skills. The panel will also talk about how supervisors and leaders can find and receive support to thrive and persist in their roles.

Leading and managing a team has its unique opportunities and challenges. This webinar brings together current managers and team leaders to share best practices, discuss challenges, and offer resources for those interested in refining their supervisory skills. The panel will also talk about how supervisors and leaders can find and receive support to thrive and persist in their roles.

Career Opportunities at the Intersections of Industries

Like many UC graduates, alumni often find their career in unexpected places. Whether you are a new professional seeking to utilize your degree in an unexpected industry, or an established professional ready to build on your experience and put it to use in a new industry this session will offer strategic advice on how to approach your job search to expand beyond the usual.

Moderated by:

Amanda Pouchot (UC Berkeley)
President of @Wow Protein Donuts

Featuring:

Marge Ang, MBA, CPCC, ACC (UC Berkeley)
Tech Marketing Consultant, Career and Leadership Development Coach

Merete Fields, SHRM-SCP (UC Davis)
Career Coach

The Great Resignation

The “Great Resignation” can mean a lot of things, but this phenomenon is impacting every sector and level of talent. For the first time since the 1960’s workers rights are finally being taken seriously. Our featured speaker, Enrique Lopezlira, Ph.D., Director of the Low-Wage Work program at the UC Berkeley Labor Center will provide his insights on the moment.

Moderated by:

Cheryl M. Lott ('01, J.D.'04 - UC Los Angeles) | Moderator
Shareholder and Deputy General Counsel, Buchalter, APC Alumni Regent, UC Board of Regents

Featuring:

Enrique Lopezlira, Ph.D.
Director of the Low-Wage Work program, UC Berkeley Labor Center

Career and Life Pivots: Successful Power Moves in the Pandemic

Since the pandemic began, so many lives have been impacted, causing career and life plans to permanently shift—and if you are trying to figure out what comes next, you are not alone. Many people are taking steps to examine and re-imagine their career trajectories.

Moderated by:

Hassan Akmal, MPH, MBA (’01, UC Los Angeles) | MODERATOR
Executive Director, Career & Professional Development, UC San Diego

Featuring:

Benjamin Fung, DPT, MBA (’06, UC San Diego)
COO, UpDoc Media

Melody Gonzales (’02, UC San Diego)
Executive Director, White House Initiative Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, & Economic Opportunities for Hispanics

Peace Uche, PharmD (’09, PharmD’13 UC San Diego)
NFT Pivot & Visibility Coach, doc.PEACE

Personal Financial Management

This high impact session will cover effective budgeting strategies to managing your finances to preparing for retirement, this session will provide tangible tips, resources and advice to help you thrive financially.

This high impact session will cover effective budgeting strategies to managing your finances to preparing for retirement, this session will provide tangible tips, resources and advice to help you thrive financially.

Moderated by:
Lybroan James (’92, UCLA) | MODERATOR
Chief Education Officer at MILOedu

Featuring:
Belva Anakwenze ('00, UCLA) | Presenter
Principal of Abacus Financial Business Managemen