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March 1-5, 2021

 The 13th 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 the classroom to career and alumni seeking a competitive advantage in the workplace. 

Check out the list of events as they are added 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

Wonsulting: Turning Underdogs into Winners

Join us for a conversation with Wonsulting founders Jonathan Javier and Jerry Lee as we explore how they utilized their non-traditional backgrounds to launch their careers.

Wonsulting was founded in 2019 with a mission of "turning underdogs into winners": helping hundreds of thousands who come from non-target schools/non-traditional backgrounds to get them into their dream careers. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:00 - 1:30 pm Virtual Seaver Register on Handshake

Identity in the Workplace

Join us for a DEI-focused conversation on Identity in the Workplace. Our Alumni panel will share their experiences navigating the world as BIPOC, the value of working on a diverse team, and the importance of finding a workplace where you feel free to be your authentic self.

Our panelists include: Dr. Danielle Jenkins (GSEP '17), Evelyn Aleman (SPP '00), Payton Silket (Seaver '20), Moderated by Christian Abad (Seaver '21)* Complete bios on Handshake

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:30 - 2:00 PM PT Virtual Seaver Register on Handshake

Policy and Vocation, Isn't Always a Clear Path

Join us for a Conversation with Tomi Jaiyeola, Seaver and School of Public Policy Alumna.

Tomi Jaiyeola ('09, MPP '15) is an international development professional with progressive project management experience directing education, technology, and economic initiatives across Eastern and Western Africa.

She is currently the Head of Programs at the Co-Creation Hub, a social innovation center dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity in Africa.

Jaiyeola holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Pepperdine University, a post-graduate diploma in economics & finance from Durham University in the United Kingdom, and a master of public policy from Pepperdine School of Public Policy.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT Virtual School of Public Policy Register here

2021 Wall Street Journal Jobs Summit

Who is hiring now? How can I shift careers without downsizing my salary? Is a one-page resume still the rule? Where do I even start my search? As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to upend the job market, the WSJ Jobs Summit will provide new graduates and workers trying to get back in the game—or reinvent their skillset—with a modern toolkit to navigate this competitive market.

Through interviews and interactive workshops with leaders across business, we'll look at the workforce landscape from multiple angles, including:

  • An assessment of the job market by the numbers, and what it means for you
  • Practical, tactical advice from companies in hiring mode
  • A playbook preparing you for a productive hunt, online interviews, overcoming setbacks, and effective negotiation
Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT   Virtual  External Event Register here

LinkedIn Workshop

Join CDO Associate Director Alexis Joyce for a hands-on workshop on how to get the most out of LinkedIn. Please make sure you create an account (if you don't already have one) prior to the session so that you can fully participate!

Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:45 pM - 1:45 PM PT Virtual Caruso School of Law Register here

Ask-An-Alum with Allie McIntosh, MPP '17 

Join us for a conversation with Allie McIntosh (MPP '17) an alumna of SPP for a conversation on the intersection of policy, wellness, and vocation. Hear about Allie's unexpected journey into higher education and the lessons she's learned along the way about prioritizing wellness.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:00 - 6:00 PM PT Virtual School of Public Policy  

Beyond Career Week: Continuing Career Conversations | March 8-31, 2021

Event Title Event Date Event Time Location Host School Registration

Celebrating International Women's Day: Learn - Inspire - Challenge

This mini-conference will showcase how women are taking the
lead to advance DEI, create resilience and agility in themselves
and others, and engage their communities to come together in
unity. Special Note: This event will not be recorded.


  • 11:30 – 12:30 pm, Conference (attendees camera and
    audio will be turned off)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm, Optional Q&A with speakers in breakout
    rooms (attendees camera and audio turned on optional)
  • Topic: Advancing Diversity Equity and Inclusion
    • MC: Stacey Gordon, MBA '07, Chief Diversity Strategist,
      Rework Work
    • Keynote: Britta Wilson, EdD '16, EMBA '92, Vice President,
      Inclusion Strategies, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Topic: Creating Resilience and Agility
    • MC: Vikki Dorsey, MSOD '15, Principle, Dorsey
      Management Consulting
    • Keynote: Binwa Sethi, Principle, Threefold Leadership
  • Topic: Engaging Community + Unity
    • MC: Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD, Associate Dean for
      Fully Employed and Executive Programs
    • Keynote: Chau Le, MBA '91 Chief Operating Officer,
      Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles

Hosts: Dean Bernice Ledbetter, EdD and Elizabeth Goodwin,

Monday, March 8, 2021                        Conference: 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Optional Q&A: 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Virtual PGBS Register here

Meet the Schools: K-12 Virtual Fair

Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and
Psychology is hosting its first virtual "Meet the Schools: K-12 Fair"!
During this virtual fair, you'll be able to connect with K-12
employers, share your resume, ask questions, and learn about their respective organizations. Enjoy all the benefits of attending
a job fair from wherever you are located."

Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:00 - 8:00 PM PT Virtual GSEP Register on Handshake

Navigating Your Career in a Virtual World: Series 1 (Video links)

The unprecedented global pandemic has more of us working from
home, possibly looking to make a major career change and reposition
our careers, or refresh skills that may be dormant. Join the Graziadio
Alumni Network in a six-part webinar series, "Navigating Your Career
in a Virtual World", to assist you with virtually maneuvering your
career. Each session will be 90-minutes and will run from July to
December, 2020. Sessions will include insights from fellow alumni
and career experts, discussions on leveraging your personal talents
and networking opportunities. Register to attend all six sessions or choose the sessions most suitable for you.

Various Dates Various Times Virtual PGBS Alumni Engagement Click here for more information