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February 1–5, 2016


The eighth annual Pepperdine Career Week is open to all Pepperdine University students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. The week features professional development activities and programs for students preparing to make the transition from classroom to career and alumni seeking a competitive advantage in the workplace. Events will occur over five days at five Pepperdine campuses across Southern California as well as online sessions. Check out the list of events below - all programs are free to attend unless indicated. Visit the Pepperdine Career Services website for more resources.

Events & Programs

Monday, February 1, 2016

Event Title       Event_TimePepperdine_LocationRegistration

Increasing Your Global Marketability: Strategies for International and Domestic Job Search: Come learn practical strategies for seeking international or domestic internships and jobs.  Whether you're an international or domestic student seeking opportunities around the world, this program will offer practical insight about how to navigate the hiring process, ways to position yourself and your professional brand to stand out from the competition, and expand your network to build rapport with international companies and organizations. 

12:00 p.m.

-1:00 p.m.

Fireside Room, Malibu Campus 


Networking Roundtable: Brainstorming With An Expert!: Join Pepperdine Law School's Recruitment Manager to brainstorm your way to better networking strategies. Come with your networking questions and ideas and be prepared to develop and perfect relationship-building goals and plans in an informal group setting.

12:30 p.m.

-1:30 p.m. 

School of Law Registration
Lunch and Learn - Pre-Health & Sciences: Join us for a free lunch and conversation with four unique and seasoned healthcare professionals!

Paul Giboney, MD (Seaver '92) is the Director of Specialty Care for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LADHS). He is a practicing provider who sees patients at the H. Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center.

Monica Waterloo, MSPAS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant at Pepperdine University's Student Health Center. She graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Studies and a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She has been a staff practitioner and outreach coordinator at the Student Health Center since 2014.

Katie Sniffen, MS, ATC, currently serves as Rehabilitation Coordinator for the men's volleyball, cross country, track and swimming and diving teams at Pepperdine University. She has also worked with Long Beach Armada Baseball, Long Beach State Ice Hockey and Marina High School.

Ben Lucas-Roberts, MD (Seaver '07) is a physician specializing in emergency medicine at the Ventura County Medical Center. After obtaining a business degree at Pepperdine, Ben completed pre-medicine courses at Johns Hopkins University and attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. His primary passion in medicine is working with people with inadequate health care due to economic barriers, both domestically and internationally.

 1:00 p.m.
-2:00 p.m.
 Malibu Lower Campus Registration
What's Next for You: A Focus on Career Change: Career change workshop. Workshop focusing on the career transition process and the best way in achieving your new career

6:00 p.m.

-8:00 p.m.

Irvine Graduate Campus Registration
Career Workshop for Athletes: Athletes, come get a crash course in resumes, interviewing, networking, internships and job search. Make sure you're ready to compete with the best for summer internships and post-graduation professional opportunities!! (Junior/ Senior Athletes only)

6:30 p.m.

-7:30 p.m.

Firestone Fieldhouse Room 124,  Malibu Campus Registration

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Event TitleEvent_Time Pepperdine_LocationRegistration
FBI Information Session: Life in the Academy: Join us for an information session hosted by Alumna Allison Powojski about work opportunities at the FBI and life in the academy.

12:00 p.m.

-1:00 p.m.

Fireside Room, Malibu Lower Campus Registration

K-12 Administrator Panel: Meet K-12 administrators in hiring roles across Orange County. Gain firsthand insight into the job market for teachers and how to stand out as an applicant. This is also a great opportunity for prospective students to meet with Pepperdine's current Education students and alumni. Panelists include:

· Keith Corpus; Principal, Pacific Academy, Irvine

· Sagui A. Doering; Adjunct Faculty, Pepperdine University

· Dr. Ligia M. Hallstrom; Elementary Principal, Wilson Elementary School, Santa Ana Unified School District

· Christopher Krebs; Principal, Woodbridge High School, Irvine Unified School District

· Dr. Carlos Perez; Principal, Horace Mann Elementary School, Anaheim Unified School District

· Becky Sumbera; Educational Consultant & Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University & Walden University

4:30 p.m.

-6:00 p.m.

Room 324/326, Irvine Graduate Campus Registration
Careers in Public Policy "Navigating Your Career Path": Engage with moderated alumni panel discussing the challenges faced when deciding which career path to pursue. Panelist will share perspectives and insight into networking, helpful resources, and the decision making process.

5:00 p.m.

-7:00 p.m.

SPP 175, Drescher Graduate Campus  Registration

Career Advancement for Organizational Leaders: Round Table & Course Simulation: Meet with Pepperdine alumni who are in key leadership positions. Gain firsthand feedback on making a career change or applying for advancement. A course simulation will follow roundtable discussions for prospective students interested in a sneak preview of the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (EDOL) program. Roundtable speakers include:

· Dr. Robert Salley; AVP of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness, Pacific Life

· Dr. Nikki Schaper; Dean, Behavioral Sciences, History and Community Education, MiraCosta Community College

· Britta Wilson; VP, Inclusion Strategies, Expedia, Inc.

· Dr. Mike Moodian; Faculty at Chapman University, Author, Member of Commission on Judicial Performance for the State of California

EDOL Course simulation taught by Pepperdine University faculty, Dr. Vance Caesar.

6:00 p.m.

-8:00 p.m.

Room 233/234, Irvine Graduate Campus Registration

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Event TitleEvent_TimePepperdine_LocationRegistration
Translating Your Cross Cultural Experiences for Career Advancement: Have you studied abroad through IP? Are you an international student studying here in the US? Come learn how you can leverage your cross cultural experiences to make you stand out when competing for internships, graduate school, and jobs!

11:00 a.m.

-12:00 p.m.

PC 189 Registration
How to do an Effective Job Search Webinar: Webinar on how to do an effective job search using LinkedIn, networking and social media

 12:00 p.m.

-1:00 p.m.

 Online   Registration
Lunch and Learn - Business & Wealth Management: Lunch with employers from finance industries including wealth management, investment banking, and finance.

12:00 p.m.

-1:00 p.m.

CCB 140, Malibu Lower Campus Registration
How to Get a Job in Local Government: Engage with a moderated panel of HR Professionals discussing the application/hiring process and how to stand as a candidate for jobs in local government.
· Miriam Woodrow- Human Resources Analyst, City of Malibu
· Gary Rogers- Deputy City Manager/Human Resources Director, City of Thousand Oaks
· Christina Winting- Human Resources Manager, City of Santa Monica

 12:00 p.m.

-1:00 p.m.

 SPP 175, Drescher Graduate Campus  Registration

Living & Working in DC: Webinar panel with alumni who are living and working in DC.  Streamed from the Pepperdine DC campus!

Stacy Pies, Google, Senior Policy Counsel (Seaver '87)

Brian Chitin, Chief of Staff, Congressman Alex X. Mooney (Public Policy '09)

Kate Lewis, Booz Allen Hamilton, Strategic Communication Associate 

Jennifer Kamara, US Government Accountability Office, Analyst

Estephanie Gongora, Scheduler, Congressman Jason Smith (Seaver '13)

4:00 p.m. 

-5:00 p.m.

Malibu Campus Registration

Meet the Schools: K-12 Fair: Get to know the diverse landscape of school cultures to find your fit. Exclusive opportunity to sign up to visit schools and experience what it's like to be a part of their communities. As of Tuesday, January 19th, 27 employers have registered! Remember to dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

Schools & Organizations Attending:

  • Academic Achievers
  • Atelier Tutors, Inc.
  • Banyan Global Learning
  • Carlthorp School
  • Center for Autism & Related Disorders
  • Community Preparatory Academy
  • DirectEd Educational Services
  • Endeavor College Prep
  • Environmental Charter Schools
  • Equitas Academy Charter School
  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Grimmway Acadamy
  • Kelly Educational Staffing
  • KIPP LA Schools
  • Learn4Life Concept Charter School
  • Magnolia Science Academy
  • Network of International Christian Schools
  • Oxford Preparatory Academy
  • Palisades Elementary Charter School
  • PUC Schools
  • Redondo Beach Unified School District
  • Resolute Academy Charter School
  • Revo Academy
  • Summit Preparatory Charter School
  • Synergy Academies
  • The K&M Center
  • The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • Torrance Unified School District

5:00 p.m.

-7:00 p.m.

Room 203, WLA Campus 

 Business Presentations and Communication Etiquette 101 workshop: A workshop on how to talk to executives - writing, presenting, emails, etc. and using your body, voice, and visuals to tell a story to deliver great business presentations.

 6:00 p.m.

-8:00 p.m.

 Encino Graduate Campus  Registration
Alumni Career & Calling Panel: Partnership with Seaver Alumni Relations and Convocation. Three alumni panelists talk about their career journey.

 7:00 p.m. 

-7:45 p.m.

 Elkins Auditorium, Malibu Lower Campus  Registration

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Event TitleEvent_TimePepperdine_LocationRegistration

A Road Map to Career and Money in Your 20s: Financial literacy - we know it's important, but what exactly does being financial literate mean? Join us for lunch and an interactive presentation by millennial-focused financial strategist and alumna, Shannah Compton Game. We will cover the following topics and more!

- 6 Smart Money Moves to Make Post College To Set Yourself Up for Success

- Down and Dirty Tips to Value and Monetize Your Skills for Your Career

- Find out What to Negotiate for Other Than Your Salary

- Practice and Prepare for Salary Negotiations

- Q&A Time to Ask all Your Pressing Money Questions

Shannah Compton Game is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with an MBA and a millennial-focused financial strategist. She runs the blog Your Millennial Money, and is host of the popular Millennial Money iTunes podcast.

An accomplished speaker and writer, Shannah is fearless in her pursuit to educate people about finance. She is the Principal at Shannah L. Compton, CFP®, MBA, a California Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Shannah holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, and is a Lecturer in Finance at California State University Northridge. Shannah's work also appears on her financial strategy blog, TheHuffingtonPost, and is featured in many articles from various sources.

Connect with Shannah online:

Twitter: @ShannahGame

Facebook: yourmillennialmoney

Instagram: millennial_money

YouTube: Millennial Money

 12:00 p.m.

-1:00 p.m.

Fireside Room, Malibu Lower Campus  Registration
 Justice Speaks: Internships and Volunteer Opportunities: Information session with organization, Justice Speaks, and hear about their work in fighting human trafficking. Learn about internship, volunteer opportunities, andoutreach projects in Los Angeles.  12:00 p.m.

-1:00 p.m.

 TDB  Registration

 The Real World: Psychology: A panel discussion regarding constructing diverse career paths. Event will also be live streamed. To participate in streaming visit:

 3:00 p.m.

-4:00 p.m.

Room 203, WLA Campus  Registration
Living Intentionally: The Millennials' Guide to Finding Your Calling: Award-winning blogger, speaker, and author Paul Sohn builds leaders worth following and creates good-to-great organizations. Now he's training millennials to intentionally live in their vocational sweet spot in Quarter-Life Calling. Please join The Seaver College Career Center and Paul Sohn to hear about faith, vocation and how you can discover His calling in your career. First 35 students will receive a free copy of Quarter-Life Calling!

 4:00 p.m.

-5:00 p.m.

 Malibu Lower Campus  Registration
 How to Build Strong Professional Relationships: Hear from SPP Alumni panel on how to learn how to create strong alliances through communication techniques and authentic relationship skills that will help you throughout your career.

 5:00 p.m.

-7:00 p.m.

 SPP 175, Drescher Graduate Campus   Registration
 Paramount Pictures: Internships: Information Session with Paramount about internships and jobs at Paramount and how to leverage your internship experience

 6:00 p.m.

-7:30 p.m.

 Elkins Auditorium, Malibu Lower Campus  Registration
 Putting the Fun Back in Functions: An Overview of Careers in Business: Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Sales. Learn about the different positions available within each of these functions from alumni and industry expert panelists.  6:00 p.m.

-8:30 p.m.

WLA campus  Registration

Friday, February 5, 2016

Event TitleEvent_TimePepperdine_LocationRegistration
SEER Symposium: Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible Business Strategy programs and speakers - Open to all

 9:00 a.m.

-5:00 p.m.

Santa Monica La Miridian Eventbrite Registration
Lunch and Learn - Lose Yourself in Service...Find Your Purpose: Non-profits, social services and ministry management panel 

12:00 p.m.

-1:30 p.m.

CCB 140, Malibu Lower Campus Registration
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