Upcoming Events

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the CLAA Los Angeles chapter has decided to postpone in-person events for the time being.

However, we hope to see you at our virtual events.

We look forward to resuming in-person activities after it is safer to do so.

Thank you for your understanding and go bears!

Call for Collaboration

A lot of our recent events have been led by Cal Alumni just like you. We are looking for fun and innovative ways to join forces with your organization. 

Email us and let’s make change happen. We want to plan personal/professional development presentations, showcase our talents, promote intellectual diversity, explain how the world works. We all want to learn. Let’s show our community that Berkeley alumni exist across all walks of professional life. 

Email us at berkeleyclaa.la.events@gmail.com

Professional Development
LinkedIn for Job Seekers with Cal Alum, Oscar Garcia, Aspira Consulting

August 12, 2020 | 6:00 PM PST – 7:30 PM PST


The job market has gone from competitive to uncertain, but we want to be ready either way! CLAA-LA is partnering with Aspira Consulting to share valuable tips, strategies and action plans to make LinkedIn your professional best friend. 

Having empowered over 10,000 students, professionals and business owners to take control of their professional and business journey. Aspira empowers you so opportunities come to you. Save the date and join us for this great opportunity!

Cafecito con CLAA-LA
Choosing the Unconventional Path Forward and What Comes Afterward

Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm PST

Were you unsure of what to major in before attending Cal? Did you want to pursue your own interests but felt pressured by family to follow their dreams? Are you anxious about getting a job after graduation? Is it okay to change careers later in life? If the answer is yes, then this cafecito is for you! Join the conversation with Cal Alum Gary Alvarez an Independent Filmmaker, Educator and hear why Cal is the best place to learn “how to learn” and launch the next phase of your life–wherever that may take you.

Gary Alvarez is an independent filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He graduated from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film with an M.F.A. in Film Production in 2012. Since then he has been working professionally as a writer/producer/director. Born the youngest of three sons to working-class Mexican immigrants in Monterey Park, Gary was raised in the barrios of Bell. He was in UC Berkeley’s Chicano Studies Program and studied abroad at UNAM before graduating in 2002, after which he returned to Los Angeles and taught for 10 years. Currently he is developing a new series, writing his next screenplay and directing a documentary based on the Bell political corruption scandal of 2010. When not on set, Gary makes time to be of service to the community. At the moment he is teaching film production at California School of the Arts and prior to that he taught screenwriting and production to young filmmakers from underrepresented communities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties through the Latino Film Institute’s Youth Cinema Project. Since 2016 Gary has also been hosting the internet radio music show Persistence of Sound from Espacio 1839 in Boyle Heights. Through this labor of love he aims to document the stories of local creatives via the show’s guest DJ segment Patched In.

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