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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Acing the Interview

Three UC alumni working as recruiters and hiring managers share their insights on effective interview techniques. 

Use the links below to access the webinar presentation deck and the the pre-interview research grid presented by Samantha Luu ('13, UC Irvine).

Acing the Interview Presentation Deck
Acing the Interview Preparation Grid

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, an effective interview is critical to landing your next opportunity. From pre-recorded video interviews to panel-style committee interviews, learn what you need to do to put your best foot forward and walk out with a job offer in hand. This panel of recruiters and hiring managers offers a solution-focused session on effective interview techniques, strategies for preparing for the interview and common mistakes to avoid. Featuring: Samantha Luu (’13, UC Irvine), Recruiter at ServiceTitan; Shane Hillers (’12, UC Santa Cruz) Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud and Irene I. Quevedo (’03, UC Santa Barbara) Executive Director, Operation Jump Start and Founder & Partner, Level Up Latina LLC.

 

Women + Work: Finding a support network to maximize your impact

Five UC alumnae offer insights on building professional alliances at work, leveraging employee resource groups (ERGs) and strategies for supporting inclusion in the workplace

Looking to deepen connections in the workplace or a sounding board to help support your professional aspirations? Listen to this amazing panel of UC alumnae sharing insights on building professional alliances at work, leveraging employee resource groups (ERGs) and strategies for supporting inclusion in the workplace. This discussion addresses how to leverage and tap into resource groups at your current company, strategies for building a network if one does not already exist and how deepening relationships at work can help propel your professional development. This webinar focuses on women’s leadership networks but includes strategies that apply for all. Featuring: Dianna Henderson, UC Office of the President; Mylene Barizo (’91, UC Los Angeles), The Boeing Company; SHAVONE. Charles (’12 UC Merced), Director, Consumer Communications, VSCO; Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS (’03, UC San Francisco),Professor and Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF; Roz Samimi (’17, UC Berkeley), North America and Latin American Lean In Circles and Company Engagement Senior Associate, Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation; and Stina Trainor (’04, UC Irvine), Head of Policy Visits, Facebook 

Financial Strategies During Economic Disruption

Gain insights on how current events are impacting financial markets with UCLA's Chief Investment Officer, Justin Barton, and UC San Diego Alumni Association President-Elect, Kimberley Phillips Boehm.  

This 30-minute conversation with UCLA's Chief Investment Officer, Justin Barton, covers how current events are impacting financial markets along with insights for navigating financial challenges and trustworthy sources of information.  This conversation was moderated by UC San Diego Alumni Association President Kimberley Phillips Boehm.  

Career Design: Crafting a career that works for you

UC Davis alumna and career expert, Robin Reshwan, offers an introduction to career design filled with actionable steps to help you envision and craft a meaningful career.

Are you fulfilled by your career?  Are your strengths and talents fully maximized at work?  Are you struggling to find the right role for you?  View this episode of the UC Alumni Career Network series to learn more about how career design can help you craft a career that works for you.  Career design is a research-based, creative process of envisioning a career that fits your preferences, interests, personality, and values and taking actionable steps to break down internal and external barriers to prepare for the career you want.  UC Davis alumna and career expert, Robin Reshwan, offers an introduction to career design filled with actionable steps to help you envision and craft a meaningful career.  

Gain high-level tips by reading a quick article 7 essential steps for redesigning your career based on the strategies Robin shared during this webinar.

Navigating the gig economy

This webinar features a panel of freelancers, business owners, self-employed professionals and consultants who have successfully navigated the gig economy for advice on identifying opportunities, balancing multiple gigs and strategies for career success.

The modern workplace has changed dramatically allowing for greater flexibility in the way we work.  With those changes comes opportunity and challenges.  This webinar includes a panel of freelancers, business owners, self-employed professionals and consultants who have successfully navigated the gig economy for advice on identifying opportunities, balancing multiple gigs and strategies for career success.  

Featuring: 
  • Moderator: Corinne Warnshuis (’11 UC Santa Cruz), Social Impact Consultant
  • Jason Carbone (‘90, UC San Diego), Founder, Producer & DGA Director, Carbone Entertainment Inc.
  • Jon Carnero (‘94, UC Santa Cruz), Chief Media Officer, Siftly
  • Jimar Garcia (‘03, UC Irvine), President, HatchWork Solutions
  • Peter Leroe-Muñoz (’02, UC Berkeley), General Counsel and VP, Technology & Innovation Policy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Elizabeth Perkins (‘11, UC Merced), Owner/Founder, CPTE Perkins Consulting
  • James Walker (’98, UC Berkeley), President, Diogenes Community Solutions Inc. 

Read the article Is now the time to be your own boss? with tips from our panel.

Professional success in healthcare and medicine: advice for mid-career and beyond

This webinar features UC alumni working in healthcare and medicine discussing strategies for long-term professional success. From finding your professional fit and navigating career change to advancing into leadership positions or managing work/life balance, this panel of healthcare leaders offers insights and advice to help you prepare for the future.

This webinar features UC alumni working in healthcare and medicine discussing strategies for long-term professional success. From finding your professional fit and navigating career change to advancing into leadership positions or managing work/life balance, this panel of healthcare leaders offers insights and advice to help you prepare for the future.

Featuring
  • Moderator: Mallika Marshall, MD (UC San Francisco), physician, Harvard Medical School and health reporter, WBZ-TV Boston
  • Yama Akbari, PhD, MD (’96 UC Los Angeles, ’05,’06 UC Irvine), critical care neurologist and assistant professor of Neurology & Neurological Surgery, UC Irvine
  • Sheree Criner, M.S., RN-BC (’18, UC Davis) nurse manager, Kaiser Permanente
  • Leah Loh (’00, UC Berkeley, ’05, ‘19 UC Los Angeles) project manager, Kaiser Permanente

Tips for managing others

Gain high-impact tips on managing and inspiring others from UCLA alumna Chris MacLaughlin (CMO of IBM's Global Partner Ecosystem) and UCSC alumna Rose Nakamoto (Director of the SCU Career Center).

Are you leading through the crisis… or managing the response?

Four behaviors that help leaders manage a crisis

Gain high-impact tips on managing and inspiring others from UCLA alumna Chris MacLaughlin (CMO of IBM's Global Partner Ecosystem) and UCSC alumna Rose Nakamoto (Director of the SCU Career Center).

Your job search during COVID-19

UC Santa Barbara alumna and career expert, Dana Manciagli, talks with UC Vice Provost, Yvette Gullatt, about strategies for accelerating your job search and remaining positive during a global pandemic.

Has the global health crisis impacted your job search or employment status? UC Vice Provost, Yvette Gullatt, interviews career expert and UC Santa Barbara alumna, Dana Manciagli. Dana offers concrete tips to help you maximize your job search, identify job leads and remain positive during times of change.

Professional presence in a (suddenly) remote world

UC Vice Provost, Yvette Gullatt chats with UC San Diego alumna Jessica Chen, Founder & CEO of Soulcast Media on professional presence via webcam and leading effective remote meetings.

Working remotely has become a new reality for many of us. UC Vice Provost, Yvette Gullatt chats with UC San Diego alumna Jessica Chen, Founder & CEO of Soulcast Media who is sharing her tips for professional presence via webcam and leading effective remote meetings.