On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, the UCLA Latino Alumni Association (ULAA) hosted a virtual Career Night via zoom for current UCLA Latinx students and recent alumni. This event featured three UCLA Latino Alumni panelists who provided students with valuable insight, inspiration, and mentorship. The diverse and accomplished panelists for Career Night were:
Jacqueline Perez was able to share with students her path to her Ph.D. She graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at UCLA. Her research focuses on how romantic relationships are affected by socioeconomic adversity and how they differ across cultures, races/ethnicities, and immigration statuses.
Sergio Alvarez was able to share his experiences from medical school and why he decided to become a doctor. He went to the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and supported LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association), Student-Run Homeless Clinic, and participated in club wrestling. After completing medical school, he matched in an Emergency Medicine residency at the UC San Francisco -San Francisco General and Trauma Hospital program.
Miguel Guerra provided insight on why he became a lawyer and how he focused on entertainment law. He graduated from UCLA Law School with a Juris Doctor, specializing in Media, Entertainment, and Technology Law. Prior to Endeavor Content, Miguel worked as an entertainment lawyer at Netflix.
Through this virtual event and with your support, the 40+ guests in attendance gained new professional and social capital and knowledge on how to pursue graduate degrees. Our Fall ULAA Career Night was a successful first step in building the bridge between today's and tomorrow's industry leaders, and we invite you to attend our upcoming events as ULAA continues to prepare Latino students for future success.
For more information on our upcoming events for students and recent alumni or to learn how you can support current students, please contact University Relations Chair, Cesar Pacheco via email [email protected].