Agenda

This year, we are offering Young Alumni Career Forum registrants the opportunity to take the Strengthsfinder assessment online and bring the completed document to the Young Alumni Career Forum. This assessment will be offered at a reduced rate for all registrants. An executive career coach will lead a discussion and help you hone in on your greatest strengths. You will learn about your “high potential” strengths – those strengths you are motivated to develop and optimize to enhance your career adjustment and satisfaction. This is an optional career assessement and a minimal materials fee will apply. See instructions on page 5 to take the Strengthsfinder assessment at a Reduced Fee, as an attendee of the Young Alumni Career Forum.

Workshops will be presented by professional career counselors and employer guest speakers.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Check In - Light Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Welcome and Presentation of Agenda (Room 200), Erin Haywood, UCLA Career Counselor
9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Your Alumni Career Roadmap: Gaining Clarity, Confidence, and Connections, Career Development Keynote Speaker, Cheryl Lott, ’01, J.D, ’04, Buchalter Nemer Law Firm, Member UCLA Alumni Association Board
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Networking Presentation: Annie Maxfield, Associate Director, Graduate Student Services UCLA Career Center
11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. UCLA Career Center’s Alumni Career Services: Career Coaching for Alumni Powered by Inside Track, BruinView, Opportunities List and the Career Library
11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Break / Transition to Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. Career Development Concurrent Session I
Choose ONE 50 minute session
12:20 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break / Transition to Breakout Sessions
12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Career Development Concurrent Session II
Choose ONE 50 minute session
1:20 p.m. Lunch/ Presentations (Room 200)
1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. StrengthsFinder Career Assessment Presentation & Interpretation by Executive Career Coach. Beverly L. Weise, President, Leadership Talent Solutions
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Presentation: What’s Hot and What’s Not: Emerging Career Trends for 2017-2020. William Yu, PhD, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, UCLA Anderson School of Management.
3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. UCLA Alumni Affairs Presentation: Career Resources for Alumni
3:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. UCLA Alumni Chat Sessions featuring Alumni and Professionals in the following fields: Finance / Accounting, Consulting / Business / Law, Human Resources, Government / Nonprofit / Public Service, Education / Teaching / Administration, Entertainment / Creative, Public Relations / Marketing / Advertising, Engineering / Technology / Incubators, Biotechnology / Science / Health Care, Big Data / Data Science
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dessert Bar / Employer Overviews by Purple Squirrel and CIA