Alumni Connections bring alums and students together for career conversations that are authentic and personal — which is especially important now more than ever. We’ve hosted virtual sessions for a while now, facilitating student conversations with LSA alums across the continental US and the broader world in destinations like L.A., London, and Madrid. The value of virtual Alumni Connections is that you can log in from wherever you’re based. 

These sessions are designed to give students another avenue to explore their career interests and get first-hand knowledge directly from professionals in the working world. The conversations typically circulate around these themes:

  • How did your liberal arts degree support your career growth? 

  • What opportunities did you leverage during your time as an LSA student or early on in your career that made a long-term impact?

  • What are all the career possibilities out there for my major? How did you pivot into different roles and industries?

  • How do I break into a specific industry, or learn how to make connections with professionals in that field? 

  • How do I find and secure real career opportunities?

  • Find out below who we’ve lined up for the last two Alumni Connections of the school year and RSVP below in the LSA Opportunity Network to receive an email with details on how to join the conversation virtually.


May Virtual Alumni Connections

Film & TV Producer, Cameron MacConomy

Wednesday, May 20 | 3:30— 4:30 p.m. | RSVP here

Join us for a virtual Q&A with a 2009 LSA alum who’s worked as an Associate Producer on blockbuster films like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2 and Red Sparrow. Cameron will share his unique career story, from political science grad to Hollywood producer. Get a first hand account of life in the entertainment industry, discover the nuances of navigating this job market, and determine if a career path as a film and content producer is something you want to pursue.

Connect with Teach for America Corps Member, Jenise Williams

Thursday, May 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | RSVP here

Meet Jenise during a virtual Q&A on launching a career in social services. Jenise is a 2018 LSA grad and psychology major who currently serves as a corps member at Teach for America, a non-profit organization that advocates for educational inequity by mobilizing recruits to teach in low-income communities across America. Jenise is excited to share her own experience transitioning from student life to social advocacy and answer any questions you have.

General Counsel of X4 Pharmaceuticals, Derek Meisner

Thursday, May 28 | 2:00—3:00 p.m. | RSVP here

At an upcoming virtual Q&A, engage with LSA alum, Derek Meisner, who serves as general counsel at X4 Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded biotechnology company. Hear about his two-decades of experience providing legal counsel to public and private companies across a variety of industries. Find out how a psychology graduate was able to adapt and pivot into different industries, like finance and health sciences, and apply these actionable insights to your own career exploration.