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Pepperdine Career Week 2020

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January 27-31, 2020


The 12th annual Pepperdine Career Week is open to all Pepperdine University students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. The week features daily signature events for students preparing to make the transition from classroom to career and alumni seeking a competitive advantage in the workplace. Check out the list of events below, all programs are free to attend unless indicated. Visit the Pepperdine Career Services website for more resources.

Event Title Event Date Event Time Location Host School Registration

Insider Tips on Networking 

No matter what career you pursue, networking will be a key component of your job search and professional development. Come join our discussion on the advantages of networking and how to get started. Practical tips on identifying contacts and maintaining relationships will be provided. Snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, January 27, 2020 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Classroom B, Caruso School of Law School of Law Not Required

The Road to the U.S. House of Representatives

Finding a bridge that brings together public service and dedication to helping others is a life's calling to make a difference. Learn how giving back to one's community developed an academic and career path that opened the road to run for office. Hear from Christian Daly, who served as a District Representative for the 62nd California State Assembly District. After graduating with honors with a specialty in state and local policy and international relations, he went on to work for the County of Los Angeles, and spent his most recent years as a Deputy Supervisor for the Fifth Supervisorial District of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He represented the County and advocated for residents in nine communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Learn how his career path led him to pursue the road to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

12:00- 1:00 p.m. SPP 175, Drescher Campus, Malibu School of Public Policy Not Required

Develop Your Personal Brand to Advance Your Career

Shana Love, Talent Strategist from the California State Auditor's office, will present on the importance of developing your personal brand both during your job search and throughout your career.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fireside Room, Main Campus Seaver College RSVP Here

California State Auditor's Office

The California State Auditor's office examines problems/issues/alleged mismanagement, and reports their findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. They conduct financial audits, performance audits, policy analysis audits and investigations and put your skills to work right away on challenging and diverse assignments. For example, they have conducted audits and investigations in areas that range from persons with mental illness who own/possess a firearm, to California Universities' sexual assault/harassment prevention and response practices. The California State Auditor is seeking career-minded individuals with MPA/MPP/MBA/JD graduate degrees.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020  6:00-7:00 p.m. CAC 214, Malibu Campus School of Public Policy Not Required

Dean's Executive Leadership Series (DELS) Kellogg: Returning to Gr-r-reat!

We are excited to invite you to an extraordinary evening with Steve Cahillane, chairman and CEO of Kellogg Company, and Deryck J. van Rensburg, dean of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Kellogg strives to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Special K, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Eggo, Mini-Wheats, Kashi, RXBAR and more. Founded in 1906, the company today employs over 23,000 people worldwide. Mr. Cahillane, who joined Kellogg as CEO in 2017, will discuss his experience implementing a new business strategy within a mature company and deploying its full resources toward a return to growth. Tickets are $25 per person.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Marriott
Marina del Rey, California
Graziadio Business School


$25 per ticket


TEDxPepperdine will challenge each and every one of us to consider the vast terrain of new ideas beyond what we consider to be normal. The theme Surf-to-Summit hopes to encourage what it will be like to climb new mountains of thought and peer into an endless distance of possibility within realms of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and ambition. With each new summit comes a new sense of understanding how the world beyond us truly works, and more so, dives in about how we, as a Pepperdine community, fit into the bigger picture.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Smothers Theatre, Main Campus Seaver College Click Here For More Info

#Jamii LIVE 

Jamii, a Swahili term for "community," is a dynamic program designed to provide up-to-date career insights in education and psychology, while building your career community. Connect with a network of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and industry leaders. Through community, we can "ascend--together" (-President James A Gash).
The event will be kicked off by GSEP's very own Dean Helen E. Williams. Additional speakers include industry professionals from Google, PBS SoCal; Korn Ferry; NASA-JPL; Dept. of Housing & Urban Development; Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services; CAMFT; Los Angeles Unified School District; Manhattan Beach Unified School District; Blizzard Entertainment; Year Up; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology; Association for Talent Development; Social Impact Architects; and more!
Sessions topics:
Pursuing multiple careers: #VarietyPack
Technology-infused careers: #TechTalk
Unconventional applications of your degree: #WeirdWork
The Inside scoop on employer hiring: #Classified

Friday, January 31, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Room 203, West LA Campus and GSEP Facebook Live Graduate School of Education and Psychology


$20 per ticket

Steve Dalton 2-Hr Job Search

The single hardest part of the modern job search is getting an interview. The only predictable way to get an interview is through networking, but "networking" is frustratingly vague advice. How exactly do you network so that it leads to interviews? In this lecture, The 2-Hour Job Search author Steve Dalton and Duke MBA career coach offers an exact process – rather than a series of tips – for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more internal referrals and more job interviews. This session proposes an efficient alternative to hopelessly applying to online job postings. The 2-Hour Job Search turns "networking" into a finite and repeatable recipe. To create this recipe, Dalton drew upon the latest science ranging from behavioral economics to operations theory to social psychology to split networking into its three component parts: prioritizing targets, contacting employees, and recruiting advocacy. Each will be discussed in turn to help job seekers harness free and simple technology to get the right job faster, and attendees will leave the session knowing exactly what they need to do next.

Friday, January 31, 2020 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Wilburn Auditorium, Drescher Campus Graziadio Business School RSVP Here