Seeking a Career in STEM? Check Out this Upcoming Panel!

We know that careers are not linear. We might get a biology degree intending to pursue Medical school and quickly realize our passions lie elsewhere. We might think that we will work in our field of study but end up making a living on a hobby that we love. If you’re interested in a STEM filed, you know it is vast and full of opportunity, but, where do you start? Do you focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? Do you combine them in an interdisciplinary way? Do you need an internship to find a job? How do you get noticed amid a sea of resumes? Well, the alumni joining us for our 4th Annual Career Conference will help shed light on these questions. Join us, Saturday, March 26th at 11 am for the Careers in STEM Panel.

Event image and registration link: 4th Annual Career Conference, 2022

What will you learn?

Each panel, moderated by an OCPD staff member, will ask questions on a variety of topics. You can expect to learn about how these alumni found their first opportunity in STEM, how they made decisions about growth and new opportunities, how their identities come up a their workplace, and how they have navigated the pandemic and its impact on their careers. Each panelist will also share the career advice that has been helpful to them in hopes that it helps you determine your path too.

Who will you meet?

Each year, the OCPD picks a diverse group of panelists to share about their career journeys – some who have been out of college just a few years and others with decades of experience. This year’s STEM Panel includes alumni who studied Biology, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Engineering, Math, and Physics. Their professions range from Disease Ecology to Data Management and from companies like our local So Cal Edison all the way to the Metaverse. You’ll be learning a lot about hands on work in these fields and have an opportunity to stay connected afterwards. Meet our panelists below:

Gal Dimand, Physics & Math ’18
Warehouse Data Management Specialist, DGM MORI

Luis Perez, Physics & Engineering: 3-2 Program ’18
Wire & Structural Engineer, So Cal Edison

Kaylee Arnold, Biology ’09
PhD Student in Disease Ecology, University of Georgia

Eli Delventhal, Computer Science & Creative Writing ’08
Engineering Manager, Meta (Facebook)

By Lauren Wooster
Lauren Wooster Associate Director for Career Strategy & Integration