Career Discovery Series

Career Discovery Series

The Career Discovery Series is a program consisting of various career panels, which aims to educate students on the different career possibilities that they might consider. Panels are held during winter quarter and are made up of alumni and community members from various industries. Each panelist will discuss their current position, career path, and any tips and hints for students wanting to get into that career field. A networking session will follow. This is a great opportunity for students to learn from professionals who have been in their shoes before.

*All panels are from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Career Pathways Training Room unless otherwise noted. 

2018 Career Discovery Series

Arts & Entertainment | Tuesday, January 30

  • Jennifer Roberts | Artist and Gallery Owner, Gallery 6/67
  • Gerald Sheffield | Artist, Gallery 6/67
  • Megan Belmonte | Director of Outreach, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • Jon Lau | Illustrator, Freelance

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Human Resources & I/O Psychology | Wednesday, January 31

  • Daphne Felicitas Senior Manager, Talent Development, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Julia Murphy Director of Talent Management, Exemplis LLC
  • Cameron Wolf Human Resources Associate, Orange County Transportation Authority

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Biotechnology & Sciences | Thursday, February 1

  • Michael Artinger Managing Director, Research Translation Group, UCI Applied Innovation

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Public Health | Tuesday, February 6

  • Beth England Assistant Director, Sexual & Relationship Health Programs Manager, UCI Student Wellness and Health Promotion
  • Amy Buch Division Manager, Health Promotion Division, Orange County Health Care Agency-Public Health Services
  • Minoo Ghajar | Supervisor of the Tuberculosis, Mycology and Parasitology Sections, Orange County Public Health Laboratory

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Criminology & Law | Wednesday, February 7

  • Gary Tomatani Liutenant, Admin Division, Hawthorne Police Department
  • Kevin Gilligan Deputy City Attorney, Director Anti-Counterfeit Program, Los Angeles City Attorney
  • Roland Chiu Detective, UCI Police Department
  • Gisselle Amini Attorney, Private Practice

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Education | Thursday, February 8

  • Julio Flores 6th Grade Dual Immersion Teacher, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • Wenli Lin Director, UCI Early Childhood Education Center
  • Shirin SoroushSchool Psychologist, Placentia Yorba Linda Unified
  • Natasha Strauss Regional Recruitment Manager, City Year

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Government & Public Service | Thursday, February 15

  • Recruitment Support Specialist, United States Secret Service
  • Special Agent and Recruiter, FBI
  • Caseworker and Intern Coordinator, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Corporate Manager, DOD, DCAA
  • Director, Advocacy and State Government Relations, UC Irvine

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Esports Networking Night | Thursday, February 15* *5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Created in partnership with UCI's Esports Arena

  • Alice White VP of Global Talent Acquisition, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Mark "Garvey" Candella Director of Business Development, Twitch
  • Darrell Stewart | Enterprise Account Manager Public Sector, Intel
  • J.M.R. Luna Head of Content, Immortals/Valiant

Panelist Biographies (coming soon)

Past Panels Have Included:

Topics

  • How I Got an Internship
  • Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Criminology & Law Enforcement
  • Biotech and Science
  • Bio/Med, Chemical Engineering
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Writing & Journalism
  • Civil, Environmental, & Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering & Material Sciences
  • Gap Year
  • Public Service
  • Non-Profits & Social Entrepreneurs
  • Digital Art, Animation, & Media
  • How I got my First Job
  • Healthcare
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Doctors
  • International Careers
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Entertainment & Film
  • Business for All Majors
  • Gaming
  • Transportation & Urban Planning