On the 9th of March we had our second Career Evening of the academic year. Alumni and students from across the UC system came together to discuss what it’s like to live and work in the UK. Everyone had a great time sharing their experiences, and students were able to learn more about the process of finding a job in England and what it’s like to work in various fields.
After the traditional Career Evening burritos were served (this time from Benito’s Hat), Charlie Swann once again moderated the alumni panel. He spoke with the alumni about various topics, including their first jobs, the importance of building a network, and how they found their current occupations. Afterwards, the students asked great questions about writing effective cover letters and how the alumni felt about graduate school.
The panel was followed by a short networking workshop, led by Sukh Singh, who further emphasised why it is important to have a network and how to go about building one. The students were then able to put this lesson to use in a networking reception sponsored by the UC Trust. Alumni and students mingled with each other and shared stories from their lives in London and California. Students were able to get to know the alumni by speaking one-on-one with them, and some people even made plans to reconnect again.
This was a very successful event and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who came!
UC Alumni Panelists
Alexandra Brodmann: UC Berkeley, Dramatic Art
Anna Carlson: UC Santa Cruz, Film and Digital Media
Jayme Ilic: UC Riverside, Business Administration
Florian Schratt: UC Santa Barbara, Economics and Geography
Sukh Singh: UC Santa Barbara, Film and History
Charlie Swann: UC Los Angeles, MFA- School of Theatre, Film & Television