Virtual Career Events

Here you will find past and future virtual career events from UC Santa Cruz and the UC Alumni Career Network, 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. Please contact the Alumni Office at if you have services to offer to the alumni network or suggestions for online event content.


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    Interviewing 101
    July 28, 2021 12:00pm

    Learn tips and strategies to ace your next job interview! Join us for leading interview advice from fellow Slug alumni, as well as a Q&A with certified career coaches. With the opportunity to take a crash course in interviewing, as well as answer mock interview questions, you will learn how to navigate through the interview process with ease.

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    Being your authentic-self at work
    August 11, 2021 12:00pm
    How can you bring your most authentic self into your job? Discover how to remain true to your values, perspectives, and ethnic identity in your career. Speak to alumni from diverse backgrounds to learn how being your authentic self can benefit your career.
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    To Grad School, or not?
    August 25, 2021 12:00pm
    Congrats, you've graduated! What should you do next? Explore different paths after undergrad in this talk with successful alumna, Lakeya Cherry (Rachel Carson College, '04). Whether it's choosing to enter grad school, the workforce, or both, this event will help you make a more informed decision on what path is best for you.
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    First Paycheck, what to do?
    September 8, 2021 12:00pm
    Now that you have your first paycheck, what should you do with it? Learn the ins and outs of spending, saving, and investing with UCSC Alum, Tyler Hinz (Crown College, '07). Whether you're new to the world of finance, or looking to spruce up your financial literacy skills, this event is for you! Discover the best way to use a paycheck, and make your money work for you.
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    When to Look for a new job!
    September 22, 2021 12:00pm
    Join UCSC Alum, Shaz Umer (Merrill College, '17), to discuss when it's the right time to look for a new job. Whether it's to gain new skills, find a better job environment, or to do something you love, discover the best way to take the next step in your career journey! Additionally, learn how to utilize skills from your current job in order to be successful in your next. Including a Q&A with knowledgeable alumni, followed by breakout sessions, this event will help you make well informed decisions for your career.

  • Past Virtual Seminar Recordings

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    Good Enough: A Guide to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    Am I an Entrepreneur?

    From Working For Steve Jobs to Starting a Wellness Company

     Launching Your Job Search in 2021


    Recovering From a Layoff


     Video Game Career Insights: For Programmers and Creatives 

    Grad School Workshop

    How to Prepare for a Remote Job Interview

    Leveraging Your Experience in Today's Job Market

    10 Job Search Tips During Coronavirus 

     LinkedIn Like a Pro