The Career Discovery Series is a program consisting of various career panels, which aim 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.

Panels typically take place from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Career Pathways Training Room unless otherwise noted. Register on Handshake at uci.joinhandshake.com.

2020 Career Discovery Series

  • Finance | Thursday, January 30

    • Mikael Hastrup | Assistant Vice President, CRE Debt | Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • Julien Christensen | Global Finance Manager | Capital Group
    • Abraham Borden | Director | Diversis Capital
    • Belinda Lam | Finance | Taco Bell Foundation
    • Yihan Hong | Vice President, Global Finance Senior Manager | Capital Group

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  • Health Care / Sciences | Tuesday, February 4

    • Sina Popal | Emergency Medical Physician Assistant | Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC)
    • Gabriel Carpio, MD, CAQSM | Primary Care Sports Medicine | Hoag Memorial Group
    • Rachel Yoo | Neonatal ICU Nurse | UCI Medical Center
    • Beth England | Sexual and Relationship Health Manager | UCI Student Health and Wellness

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  • Psychology | Thursday, February 6

    • Jamaica Murphy, LCSW | Psychotherapist | Azusa Unified School District & Reviviscence Clinical Services
    • Phong Luong, PsyD | Graduate Counselor | UC Irvine
    • Breanna Eastman, LCSW | Medical Social Worker | Kaiser

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  • Criminology and Law | Tuesday, February 11

    • Megan Mackie | Attorney | Payne & Fears LLP
    • Gary Tomatani | Police Lieutenant | City of Hawthorne, CA
    • Rachel Hardiman | Deputy District Attorney | L.A. County District Attorney’s Office
    • Jimmy Litchfield | Detective | Irvine Police Department
    • Carlos Feliciano | Criminal Investigator | U.S. Department Homeland Security

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  • Public Service | Thursday, February 13

    • Executive Director | Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board
    • Assistant City Manager | City of Torrance
    • Supervisory Special Agent | Federal Bureau of Investigations

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  • Environment and Sustainability | Tuesday, February 18

    • Lotus Thai | Environmental Integration Manager | Disneyland
    • Carrie Metzgar | Sustainability and Planning Analyst, Physical and Environmental Planning | UC Irvine
    • Elizabeth Ruedas | Surface Water Engineer | Michael Baker

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  • Consulting and Business | Wednesday, February 19

    • Jerry Hansen | Learning Solutions Consultant | Gallup
    • Khushali Patel | IT Consultant | Kaiser Permanente
    • Adrian Trevino | Consultant | Deloitte Digital
    • Kimberly Goh | eLearning Developer and Instructional Designer | eLearning Brain

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  • Data Science | Thursday, February 20

    • Alyssa Columbus | Data Governance Specialist | Schools First Federal Credit Union
    • Cherry Prangley | Unit Manager of Big Data Analytics and Data Science | AAA
    • Hasan Hboubati | Analytics Consultant | Alteryx
    • Mark Nguyen | Manager, Sales Analytics and Data Science | Chipotle

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  • Arts and Entertainment | Tuesday, February 25

    • Aileen Bustos | Recruiting Coordinator, University Relations | Dreamworks Animation
    • Kristofer Velasquez | Assistant Director, Media | UCI Division of Continuing Education
    • Saige Lee | Director of Interns | Newport Beach Film Festival
    • Russell Curry | Actor and Film Maker | Independent Film Maker

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  • Trending Careers | Wednesday, February 26

    • Justin C. Smith | Data Scientist, RQNS Decision Intelligence Team | Optum
    • Rebecca Rosso Seliner | Director of UX/UI Design | Century Business Solutions
    • Lupe Netro | YouTube Influencer | Podcaster/Social Media
    • Stephanie Torres | Social Media Content Coordinator/Video Editor | Three Day Blinds
    • Gunjan Siroya | Principal Partner | Netspective Communications LLC

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