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Paths to Professionalism 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022Paths

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Do you think your destiny is determined by your major? Are you worried you only have one career path to follow? Not sure what you want your career to be in? Find out from our panel of professionals just how straight or curvey your path can be. 

For over 25 years, this event has been a popular learning experience. (It's one that you don't want to miss out on!) School of Management students will lead the way through their leadership in hosting the event, moderating the energetic panel of professionals, and awarding the raffle prizes.

What you can gain by attending:

  • Get answers to your career questions
  • Network with panelists and make connections with alumni who recently entered the working world, through small group breakout rooms. Meet alumni that work in areas of finance, marketing, accounting, sales, sports management, human resources, and more. 
  • Get a realistic view of the job search environment
  • Gain tips in preparing for the Cal Lutheran Career & Intern Expo, March 9, 2022

All Cal Lutheran students are welcome to attend. Those attending will be entered into a raffle to win School of Management swag!

2022 Panelists:
Jonathon Dong Portrait

Jonathan Dong

Financial Reporting Analyst at The Walt Disney Company

Ted Glick Potrait

Ted Glick

Vice President of Premium Hospitality at Washington Football Team

Other panelists to be announced soon



Watch Past Events

2021 Panelists
  • Rob Machado, President and COO, Mars City Design
  • Marc FrancoisBusiness Administration Alumnus '09, Vice President of Development, SeaGlass Hospitality
  • Gabby Ramirez, Business Management Alumna '11, Senior Accountant, PBS Biotech


2020 Panelists

2019 Panelists
  • Warren Spieker, Managing Partner, Continuing Life
  • Karen Boublis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Founder and Principal Consultant, HR Business Solutionz
  • Daren Dickerson, Chief Financial Offer, Shield Heathcare


2018 Panelists
  • Grace Martinez, MBA Deputy of Operations for Advanced Electronic Warfare Technologies, Naval Air Warfare Center, Pt. Mugu
  • Alan Cohen, MBA - Chief Marketing Officer, Consultant
  • Payal Kamdar, GISP, PMP, OCP, Six Sigma Green Belt, CSM -  CEO and Founder, VSolvit, LLC


Watch 2016 and 2017 Paths to Professionalism events

2017 Panelists
  • Primo Custodio -  Vice President, Human Resources, Operations and Technical Services (rt. 2016), NBCUniversal
  • Cynthia Kiefer -  President and founder,
  • Jim Howard -  Managing partner and founder, Progression REI


2016 Panelists
  • Susan Smuck, Human Resources Professional and Chair of Cal Lutheran Board of Regents
  • Sabina Shaikh, V.P. Worldwide Strategic Alliances, Salesforce
  • Sue Coakley, Marketing Leader, Acquisition & Retention, Symantec Corp.