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Paths to Professionalism 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021Paths

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Career paths are not a straight line. Yours will be as unique to you as you are to the world. Join us to:

     - Get answers to your career questions
     - Network and make connections
     - Get a realistic view of the job search environment
     - Prepare for the Career & Intern Expo

All Cal Lutheran students are welcome. Get involved and engage with our energetic panelists who want to help you find your path to career success.



4:00 p.m. - Invocation
4:05 p.m. - Welcome
5:10 p.m. - Breakout: Icebreaker
4:10 p.m. - Introduction to Panel Speakers and Moderated Discussion
4:20 p.m. - Panel Question and Answer
5:00 p.,m - Breakout: Career Questions
5:30 p.m. - Open networking with business professors at virtual tables
5:55 p.m. - Conclusion and Adjournment 

2021 Panelists:

To Come Soon

Past Events

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.