Courageous Career Conversations 2022

Courageous Career Conversations 2022

About the Event

The Courageous Career Conversations (3C) event provides a safe space for students and alumni to engage in honest dialogues and networking opportunities. Students develop career strategies, establish mentor relationships with alumni, and leave equipped with knowledge that will help them thrive in the professions they pursue after graduation. 

Attend the event for a chance to win one of our raffles! Prices include an iPad, slug merch, and gift cards. 

Last year's lucky winner of the annual iPad raffle was Priscilla Rodriguez


Sign up! Register Here!

Thursday, February 3, 2022

4-6 PM PST via Zoom

This year's topics are...

Creating an authentic, professional identity as a new professional and as a more experienced professional: Engage in dialogue on what alumni wish they knew about working right out of college, how they define a professional identity, and what an authentic professional identity can look like.

Professional relationship/community: A discussion about boundaries in the workplace, what you can do when your boundaries are crossed, and how to build community and relationships around your identities in the workplace.

Cultivating a healthy work/life harmony:  Join us in sharing ways to cultivate a healthy work/life harmony. 

How oppressive structures like white supremacy or patriarchy show up: This topic spotlights alumni as they share examples of oppressive structures they have witnessed within their workspaces, how to voice concerns in a professional environment when oppressive structures are being instilled, and what to do if your concerns regarding oppressive structures are not addressed.

Stay up to date!

Join the Facebook group: 3C Series Facebook group

Facebook: 3C Series Facebook

Instagram: Career Center Instagram 

Twitter: Career Center Twitter 

Alumni Participation

UCSC alumni from a variety of careers, professional fields, and graduate school programs are invited, and many return to this series year after year. Featured alumni panelists and attendees have been identified as leaders through their participation in the 3C Series. Over the years, more than ten UCSC Alumni Council members have participated. Make sure to look at the alumni page found on the left to see who is coming to this year's event and to read their bio!

3C Series Organizers

The Courageous Career Conversations event is organized annually by a team of students and staff from the Ethnic Resource Centers, Career Success, Womxn's Center, Alumni Engagement, and Cantu Queer Center.

Questions? Contact the conference organizers at