Career Advancement Events

Free Career Advancement Services

In partnership with University Extension and the UCI Career Center, the UCI Alumni Association presents a recorded series of career advancement webinars. They are free of charge and available to all alumni across the globe.



Archived Webinars



 A President's StoryUC Irvine Career Breakthrough Seminar Series: A President's Story

Presented by:

Tomo Mizutani, President of Toyo Tires


Moderated by:
Jeff Minhas, Interim Associate Director, UCI Alumni Association
Tuesday, April 1, 2014; 1:00 p.m.

Prior to being appointed President of Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, he served as President of NItto Tire USA, based in Cypress. He shared his inspiring story, business perspective, advice from the executive suite, and outlook on marketing and the global supply chain.

Recorded webinar session (1 hour)



 career breakthrough 2013UC Irvine Career Breakthrough Seminar Series: Social Branding and Career Advancement

Presented by:

Tim Callen, Managing Partner, RBT Agency
Debbie Miller, founder,
Jonalyn Morris, Public Relations, Consultant


Moderated by:
Jeff Minhas, Interim Associate Director, UCI Alumni Association
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013; 7:30 a.m.

Whether you’re starting your first job or trying to advance in your career, this seminar will give you strategies you can use to make the most of your career. Join UC Irvine Alumni, the UC Irvine Career Center and UC Irvine Extension for a unique simulcast seminar and webinar. Gain social branding strategies you can use to make the most of your career advancement and business. Listen to expert advice and gain a competitive advantage in career and business advancement.

Recorded webinar session (1 hour)

Christy Cates, Senior Executive Director, University Advancement Human ResourcesJim Shaw, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Toshiba America Information SystemsAlice White, Vice President Human Resources, Allergan Inc.UC Irvine Career Breakthrough Seminar Series: Tips and Insight from HR Leaders

Presented by:
Alice White, Vice President Human Resources, Allergan Inc.
Jim Shaw, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Toshiba America Information Systems


Moderated by:
Christy Cates, Senior Executive Director, University Advancement Human Resources
Tuesday, May 7, 2013; 7:30 a.m.

Alice White, Vice President Human Resources for Allergan Inc. and Jim Shaw, Talent Acquisition Specialist for Toshiba will share their perspectives, giving you insight into creating your unique competitive advantage in the workplace.

Recorded webinar session (1 hour)


Salary NegotiationChristine Kelly, University Extension Instructor: How to Get What You are Worth
Presented by Christine Kelly, University Extension Instructor
Wednesday, December 12, 2012; 11:30 a.m.

Negotiating can be a nerve racking activity that produces anxiety and more questions than answers. Do you take what is offered? Should you negotiate for more? What else can you ask for? As a mid-career professional, how do you negotiate a salary increase and move up in the organization? If you are changing careers, how can you leverage your past career to your best advantage in your new career? In this interactive workshop, you'll explore the rules of negotiation, learn how to navigate the negotiation process, as well as get answers to some common negotiation questions. More...
You'll gain a better understanding of the types of questions you should be asking for during a salary negotiation, what factors you should consider during negotiation, and ways to negotiate effectively as a new employee or mid-career employee. Christine Kelly, Ph.D., was a communication professor for 16 years before joining the UCI Career Center as a career consultant for graduate students. In her time at UCI, she has coached many clients on interviewing and negotiation skills. She has coached people who now work for Google, Microsoft, KLA-Tencor, Cummins Cal Pacific, Parker Hannifin, YPM Marketing and Intel. She holds a PhD. In communication from Purdue University and was on the faculty at the University of Maine and Otterbein University. Register at to reserve your space.

Recorded webinar session (1 hour)

Boost Your Interviewing IQ: Interviewing SkillsHolly Davis, Career Counselor
Presented by Holly Davis, Career Counselor
Tuesday, December 4, 2012; 11:30 a.m.

Transform your interview performance and land your ideal job. This free lunchtime webinar will give you specific strategies to ace the interview process including: understanding competency and behavioral-based questions; mastering all types of interviews such as video interviews, phone screens, and face-to-face interviews; addressing salary discussions; dressing for success; presenting and selling yourself confidently; getting your body language right; and following-up after the interview. More...
Holly Davis has spent 10 years working as a human resources and training professional, in major Fortune 500 companies such as Ingram Micro and Black & Decker. Her experience included working with business leaders to develop high performance teams, providing enterprise-wide guidance and support including the sales, finance, operations, engineering, supply chain and global operations departments, and managing and leading the human resources administration staff. Holly holds a B.A in psychology and an M.A in organizational management.

Recorded webinar session (1 hour)

Resume Writing: How to Get Your Resume NoticedJulie LaCroix, Career Counselor
Presented by Julie LaCroix, Career Counselor
Tuesday, November 27, 2012; 11:30 a.m.

Having a good resume is the key to success in getting the job of your dream. In this lunchtime webinar, you'll discover how an effective resume can increase your marketability and enhance your job search. The webinar will cover the purpose of a resume, when you need it and when you don't, and ways to best structure your resume for maximum effectiveness. More...
Receive step-by-step instruction on how to build a compelling resume that grabs the reader's attention and succinctly defines your value to your potential employer. You'll also learn how to generate cover letters that get noticed. Discover the latest trends in hiring practices and what companies are looking for. Julie LaCroix is owner of a career consulting company based in Newport Beach, California. Her services include career exploration, counseling, and planning for young adults and professionals. She has also helped corporate clients develop their emerging professionals with professional communication, image and generational differences training. Julie brings a unique understanding of real-world business experience, a career development framework, and clinical skills to help individuals at all stages of their career journey achieve their goals.

Recorded webinar session (1 hour)

Career Building in a Tough Economy: NetworkingKirwan Rockefeller, Ph.D.
Presented by Kirwan Rockefeller, Ph.D., Acting Director, Special Projects, University Extension
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Standing out in the job market is now more crucial than ever and professional networking is the key! This free lunchtime webinar will give you specific strategies to jumpstart your career search including: networking for connection, not just contact; appearing under or overqualified; creating and broadcasting your unique brand; addressing limited work history for recent grads; and staying on top of your game. 


Recorded webinar session (1 hour)