Join us monthly to gain insights and advice to launch, grow and advance your career.
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.
Each month we’ll tackle a different career topic by providing you with insider tips and advice to help you make the most of your UC network. Join us online to gain the latest information and to ask questions relevant to your own professional journey.
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.
Careers in government & policy
Our panel of UC alumni share their insights on working in government, policy, and public service roles. This conversation tackles strategies for securing roles in the public sector, career advancement, and tips for building networks to foster career growth.
July 20, 2021
Navigating the hiring process as an experienced professional
This webinar offers insights and strategies to help experienced professionals who may be dealing with age bias in the workplace or recruitment process.
June 22, 2021
Advancing your career through volunteerism or board leadership
This webinar highlights how to identify volunteer and board leadership opportunities, common skills organizations look for in volunteer leaders, and strategies for positioning your volunteer experiences for professional growth.
May 26, 2021
Managing student loan debt
Whether you are dealing with your own educational debt or helping a family member manage their student loans, this tactical webinar covers strategies and options to manage student loan debt.
April 7, 2021
Leading through challenging times
Through a conversation moderated by Cathy Rodriguez-Aguirre ('99, UCD), gain insights on leading through disruption and change from alumna and author Diana Hendel (’85, UCI; PharmD ‘89, UCSF).
March 24, 2021
Leveraging social media to launch or grow your business
Check out this workshop-style session focused on the fundamentals of using social media to grow your business delivered by Bonique Edwards ('94, UCLA), Owner of Kaleidoscope Consulting Group
February 17, 2021
Starting and leading your own business
Watch this episode of the UC Alumni Career Network to gain insights from experienced UC alumni business owners on actionable steps you can take to start your own business.
February 3, 2021
Handling difficult conversations at work
Gain advice on how to handle challenging topics, acknowledge cultural differences in communication styles, and identify helpful techniques to maximize your workplace communications
January 21, 2021
The Future of Travel
This interview offers insights on the future of travel and what we might expect as travelers.
November 12, 2020
First-generation professional development
Learn from fellow UC graduates who were first in their families to graduate from college as they share their stories, tips and advice for navigating the professional workplace.
November 6, 2020
Career Pivots: Actionable advice to help you change industries and re-align your brand
This experienced panel of UC alumni offers tangible tips for changing careers and aligning your brand for new opportunities.
October 23, 2020
Job Burnout: What to look for and how to improve your relationship with work
Gain insights into signs of job burnout and actionable steps you can take to improve your relationship with work.
October 21, 2020
Effective salary negotiation
Founder & Managing Partner of The Reddock Law Group, Angela Reddock-Wright ('95, UCLA Law), provides an introduction to employment law and actionable tips for negotiating in the workplace. Danny Guerrero (’02, UC Riverside), Vice President of North America Strategy & Co-Chair DEI Council at MMGY Global moderates the conversation.
September 15, 2020
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).
August 19, 2020
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
July 7, 2020
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.
June 23, 2020
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.
June 2, 2020
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.
May 18, 2020
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.
April 23, 2020
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).
April 21, 2020
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.
April 15, 2020
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.
April 9, 2020
Continuing your education: Graduate school, certificate and online programs
This in-depth discussion features three UC alumni who dive into continuing education opportunities, questions you need to answer to determine what programs are right for you and advice on preparing for your next steps.
February 19, 2020
Leadership Insights: Moving up in your career
Looking to advance in your career? Gain insights on what it takes to make the move from independent contributor to leading a team or advance from mid-level management to senior leadership roles, strategies to help you prepare for the next step, and insights into the distinct challenges senior leaders face.
January 30, 2020
Navigating career transition
Navigating career transition can be a daunting task filled with complex questions and uncertainty. This webinar offers actionable tips and insights to help you prepare for a career pivot or job change.
November 20, 2019
Discovering a Meaningful 2nd Act Career
A conversation about combining your passion with a purpose you care about, and transitioning careers or applying your skills and expertise towards a more meaningful avenue.
October 23, 2019
Insider Insights from Career Coaches & Executive Recruiters
UC alumni working as career coaches and executive recruiters share tangible tips to help you advance, expand, and stay relevant in today’s workforce.
October 18, 2019
Unleashing the power of LinkedIn
Executive Coach Robin Reshwan (UC Davis '92) shares her insights on leveraging LinkedIn to advance your career.
September 10, 2019
Leveraging your UC Network
Cal alumnus Oscar Garcia shares his tips on authentic networking strategies.
August 21, 2019
Marketing your PhD for a non-academic career
Three UC PhD alumni share advice on how they transitioned from academia to consulting, government and non-profit careers.
July 9, 2019
LGBTQ @ Work
A transparent, e-conversation around LGBTQ and the workplace with tips on how to navigate the intersections of identity and work.
June 12, 2019
Culture and Career
A discussion on how culture comes into play in the workplace and how workplace culture impacts productivity, mobility, and success.
May 8, 2019
Tips for Career Fair Success and Effective Networking
Learn how to effectively work a room and develop a compelling ‘elevator pitch’ to wow employers.
April 18, 2019
Career Design and Crafting a Stand-out Resume
Gain clarity on what you want from the next phase of your career by distilling your core strengths and competencies.
April 16, 2019
Careers with the University of California
Learn the hiring process, what it’s like to work at UC, and how you can put your best foot forward as a candidate.
April 9, 2019
Unique ways to use your Humanities degree
Alumni share advice on how to market and position your undergraduate or graduate degree.
March 5, 2019
Flex jobs, remote work and the gig economy
Learn more about flex jobs, working remotely and career opportunities tied to the gig economy.
February 13, 2019
Navigating the Job Search
UC alumni provide an in-depth look at the hiring process and what happens after you click “submit.”
January 15, 2019