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Alumni 101 Workshop Series

Alumni 101

In partnership with the UC San Diego Alumni Association, the Psychology Department is proud to present the Alumni 101 Workshop Series, which gives students the opportunity to learn from alumni about career-related topics such as interviewing, networking, failure in the workplace, and more. 

“Alumni 101: Classes to Career” workshops for psychology students are an opportunity to hear from and talk with UC San Diego alumni and career experts about topics that address life after classes. Alumni share their career experiences with insights about “I wish I knew then what I know now” on a variety of topics including networking, interviewing, internships, career path options, overcoming obstacles, and more.

All Alumni 101 workshops will count toward a CCR Certification in Career Development in Psychology.

Fall 2020 Workshops

  • Networking During a Pandemic: A Critical Skill for Your Career Search
    • October 28th, 12:00-1:00pm 
    • Building relationships and networking during turbulent times can be challenging. Meet Psychology alumni who have been in your shoes and learn from their experiences. Discover ways to network effectively and how your UC San Diego alumni network can be leveraged to help you in your career.
    • Click here to register for this event
  • Alternative Careers for Psychology Majors 
    • November 19th, 5:00-6:00pm 
    • Not all Psychology degree holders work in positions where “Psychology” is part of their job title. Meet Psychology alumni and hear about the diverse career paths they have taken and how psychology can serve as a foundation for a variety of careers.
    • Click here to register for this event
  • Please see the Workshops page for information and to register for future webinars.

Past Workshop Topics

  • Navigating My Career Journey (Without a Map)
    • Alumni share about the unexpected twists and turns their careers took, how they
      overcame the unexpected, and why planning out a single career path may not work.
  • Networking: A Critical Skill for Your Career Search
    • Meet alumni and learn from their experiences and methods about why networking is important, how to effectively network, and how your UC San Diego alumni network can be leveraged to help you in your career.
  • Networking (Part 2): The Elevator Pitch
    • Meet alumni and learn from their experiences and methods about why networking is important, how to effectively network, and how your UC San Diego alumni network can be leveraged to help you in your career. This session will be focused mainly on in-person networking, so even students who attended last quarter’s session can benefit, but prior attendance at Networking (Part 1) is not required.
  • Interviewing: What's it Really Like?
    • UC San Diego alumni whose responsibilities include interviewing and hiring new talent share their approach to selecting candidates, priorities in choosing the right individuals, and the realities of the web vs. human contact in the interviewing process.
  • Graduate School: Why or Why Not?
    • A panel of alumni discuss graduate school, and the value it had in their careers. Hear different perspectives about whether graduate school was beneficial for their career paths.