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. Panelists are alumni or 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 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Career Center Training Room and take place during Winter Quarter. 

2017 Career Discovery Series

Criminology & Law Enforcement | Tuesday, January 31

  • School Resource Officer, City of Irvine Police Department
  • Senior Investigator, UCI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • Lieutenant, Hawthorne Police Department, Administrative Division

Panelist Biographies

Psychology | Wednesday, February 1

  • Program Dean (PhD), AMerican School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University
  • Assistant Director, Director of Research and Quality Assurance (PhD, MSEd), UCI Counseling Center
  • Senior Behavioral Analyst, Coyne & Associates
  • MFT Intern, Center for Individual and Family Counseling, Phillips Graduate University

Panelist Biographies

Numbers & Analytics | Thursday, February 2

  • Associate Director, Institutional Research, UC Irvine
  • Senior Investment Analyst, PAAMCO
  • Senior Analyst, LiveAnalytics, Live Nation Entertainment
  • Manager, Treasury Planning & Strategy, Hyundai Capital America

Panelist Biographies

Marketing & Communication | Tuesday, February 7

  • Assistant Dean for Communications, UCI School of Law
  • Senior Writer, Cornerstone Communications
  • Resident Journalist & Marketing Coordinator, Boulder Associates

Panelist Biographies

Arts & Entertainment | Wednesday, February 8

  • Director of Interns & Volunteers, Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Executive Assistant, Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation
  • Curator of Education, Laguna Art Museum

Panelist Biographies

Non-Profits & Community Engagement | Thursday, February 9

  • Field-Based Diversity Recruiter, Peace Corps
  • Program Services Coordinator, Girls Inc.
  • Regional Director of Recruitment, City Year

Panelist Biographies

Entrepreneurship | Tuesday, February 14 **12:00pm-1:30pm**

  • Cove Content Producer, UCI Applied Innovation
  • CEO, Givsum, Inc.
  • Founder & CEO, Bulletin LLC

Panelist Biographies

HR & I/O Psychology | Wednesday, February 15

  • Sr. Manager, Talent & Leadership Development, Blizzard Entertainment
  • HR Specialist, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • HR Director, The New Home Company

Panelist Biographies

Digital Art, Design, & Animation | Thursday, February 16

  • Associate Producer, ATLUS
  • Game Designer, Jam City
  • Animator, Insomniac Games

Panelist Biographies

Healthcare | Tuesday, February 21

  • CEO, Artisan Foot & Ankle Specialists
  • Dentist & Owner, Beach Dental Group
  • Medical Director, UCI Student Health Center

Panelist Biographies

Education | Wednesday, February 22

  • 4th Grade Two-Way Immersion Teacher, Las Palmas Elementary (Capistrano Unified School District)
  • School Psychologist, Irvine Unified School District
  • Lead Speech Language Pathologist, Capistrano Unified School District
  • Area Coordinator & Camp Director, Galileo

Biotech & Science | Thursday, February 23

  • Wildlife Research Coordinator, Irvine Ranch Conservatory
  • Quality Engineer, Alcon
  • R&D Research Associate, Q2 Labs
  • Associate Engineering Manager, Applied Medical

Government & Public Service | Tuesday, February 28

  • Detective, UC Irvine Police Department
  • Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellow, Public Law Center
  • Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department

Public Health | Wednesday, March 1

  • Division Manager, Health Promotion Division, Public Health Services, Orange County Health Care Agency
  • Supervising Public Health Microbiologist, Tuberculosis, Mycology, and Parasitology Sections, Orange County Public Health Laboratory, Orange County Health Care Agency
  • Behavioral Analyst, Positive Behavior Supports Corporation

Engineering | Thursday, March 2

  • Sr. Lead Project Engineer, Shur-Lok Company (PCC)
  • Nuclear Propulsion Officer, U.S. Navy
  • Practice Manager, Volt Workforce Solutions

Past Panels Have Included:


  • 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