Social Impact Career Week

Tuesday, March 15 - Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Social Impact Career Week events are an opportunity for students to discover potential career pathways, gain invaluable career advice, and connect with alumni in the government, policy, legal, education, and non-profit industries. Explore event descriptions and RSVP below!

  • Ask Me Anything: Effecting Change in Education and Non-Profit Spaces

    March 15, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST | Zoom

    Connect with LMU alumni passionate about service and leadership, gain career advice, and learn more about creating a positive social impact in education and non-profit roles. 

    Panelists include:

    Alejandra Hernandez-Perez '20 - Assistant Director of Student Services and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Loyola Law School

    Michael Hoover '10 - School Psychologist, Santa Monica School District

    Abra Sussman '11 - Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships, Teach for America

    Charity Chandler-Cole '13 - Chief Executive Officer | Casa of Los Angeles

    Lauren Espy '11 - Director of Community Programs, MLK Community Healthcare


    Ask Me Anything: Innovation and Advocacy in Government, Policy, and Legal Professions

    March 15, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PST | Zoom

    Connect with LMU alumni passionate about creative problem solving and social justice, gain career advice, and learn more about creating a positive social impact in government, policy, and legal roles.

    Panelists include:

    Amada Reyes '19 - City Success Manager, Colu

    Ernesto Pantoja '01, '08 - Special Projects Agent, Laborers Local 300

    Robert Reynolds '12 - Founder & Executive Director, Vote Rev (formerly


    Speed Networking Session, in partnership with LM-UMatch

    March 16, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Zoom

    Showcase your elevator pitch and practice your networking skills in preparation for the All-Industries Virtual Career Fair. 


    All-Industries Virtual Career Fair

    March 17, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Handshake

    Sign up for 1:1 or group sessions to meet with employers from various industries who are actively recruiting for part-time, full-time, or internship positions within their organization. Previous employers have included American Red Cross, Bliss Point Media, City Year, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), MGA Entertainment, Moog, Skechers, Teach for America, and more.



  • Who will be there?

    Accomplished alumni, CPD career coaches, and proactive students - just like you.

    Why should I attend?

    • Connect with alumni working in education, non-profit, legal, policy, and government industries
    • Identify new professional avenues that leverage your passion
    • Gain clarity about next steps for launching your creative career
    • Practice informational interview skills with understanding alumni
    • Mix and mingle with other students now so you can have strong working relationships in the future

    How should I dress?

    Business professional attire is recommended for this event.

  • CPD will host all virtual fairs and networking events using Handshake and Zoom Web Conferencing.


    Employers will register similarly to in-person fairs. Once the employer's registration is approved by CPD, employers are able to generate session schedules for representatives that will be present. 

    Employers are able to host two types of sessions to interact with students: 

    • Group Sessions:
      • 30 minutes each
      • multiple students can attend
    • 1:1 Sessions:
      • 10 minutes each
      • one student and one employer representative can attend

    In these sessions, employers will be identified as the Host, and they will be able to share their screen with participants. 

    For additional information on how to register for the fair, sign up for sessions, and participate in the fair, visit the Handshake Help Center article "Handshake's Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair".

    Zoom Webinar

    Zoom is a cloud-based technology offering a full spectrum of web conferencing tools to help enhance online learning and increase productivity. All LMU faculty, student, and staff can create an LMU Zoom account.

    You can access Zoom Web Conferencing via web browser or download the application to a smart device. Learn how to create your Zoom Web Conferencing account here.

    For additional information on how to log-in to a Zoom webinar visit the Zoom Help Center's Joining and participating in a webinar (attendee)


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