Gaucho Professionals Expo

The Virtual Gaucho Professionals Expo
October 12-23, 2020

Facing a pandemic and the prospect of businesses closed or barely surviving, it’s more important than ever to help one another find that first job, advance in a current career path, or make a transition to a new field. At UCSB Alumni, our priority is to help graduates and alumni stay on track.

This year's Virtual Gaucho Professionals Expo will take place over 2 weeks. You’ll participate in career sessions led by industry veterans from technology, finance, entertainment, environment, and more. Be part of our new “Gauchos In…” initiative, a tailored program of events and opportunities where we’ll connect you with alumni in your field for networking and career conversations.

You’ll find topics relevant to your career status, from graduate school offerings to job search skills to interviewing and negotiating. Learn from some of the most accomplished experts in your field and connect with your peers for job leads, support and new opportunities.

Improve your professional prospects EXPOnentially.


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Keynote Speakers

Peter Rupert

The State of the Economy During COVID-19

Monday, October 12, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Dr. Peter Rupert,
Professor of Economics and Director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project

Dr. Peter Rupert, Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project (EFP), will distill data from the changing pandemic landscape and offer insights into the scope of COVID-19’s impact on the economy.

Your Job Search During COVID-19

Monday, October 19, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dana Manciagli '82,
President and Founder of Job Search Master Class

Has the global health crisis impacted your job search or employment status? Join Dana Manciagli ’82, President and Founder of Job Search Master Class who will offer concrete tips to help you maximize your job search, identify job leads, and remain positive during times of change.

Topics of Interest

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Virtual Sessions:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Gauchos in Venture Capital, 11:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Succeeding in Tech: How I Got Here and Where the Industry is Heading, 11:00am-12:00pm

Friday, October 16th, 2020
Spotlight on Gaucho Founders, 11:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Is Grad School Right For You? 12:00pm-1:00pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 
Pivoting Away from the Academy, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Hone Your Craft - How to Take Your Competitive Skill Set to Market, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, October 23, 2020
Career Pivots - Actionable Advice to Help You Change Industries and Re-align Your Brand, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Plus additional topics to be announced: Biotech, Finance, Entertainment, Media/Communications, Environment, and more!

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