Backpack-to-Briefcase (B2B) Series

B2B Alumni Professionals Panel

Backpack-to-Briefcase (B2B) workshops present students with the opportunity to connect with successful and seasoned alumni to receive mentorship, learn and develop practical career skills, and to investigate traditional and not-so-traditional career paths.

Discussions at each session center around diverse career options and paths in a variety of professional fields, and broach topics such as how to choose a "relevant" major; critical professional skills development to find and secure that first job; and the true benefits of internship/work experience during the undergraduate years.

Alumni Panelists

Alumni who participate in the program hail from a wide variety of industries and career progression. If you are interested in participating as an alumni panelist or if you are a current student wishing to connect with a panelist, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 562.907.4222 or

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 B2B Events

Careers in Business
Beyond Handshake 2.0: Learn to Mingle like a Pro
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Careers in Liberal Arts
Start Here, Go Anywhere with a Liberal Arts Major
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Employer Site Visit
Friday, March 3, 2017
Location: TBA

Careers in STEM
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

B2B events are held in the Dezember Alumni House