Calling all recruiters and service providers

CSULA Alumni Association.

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Jorge Ramirez ’04

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and prosperous
new year!

Thank you for generously contributing to the
CSULA Alumni Association
through your membership dues, scholarship donations and involvement. I am
personally grateful to each and every one of you.

On behalf of the Association and the University, thank you for all that you do
to support your alma mater!

With warmest wishes,
Jorge Ramirez ’04

President, CSULA Alumni Association


Calling all recruiters and service providers

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April 13 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | April 14 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Eagles Nest Gym | P.E. Building

GRADFAIR ’11 is a “one-stop shopping and recruitment fair” for graduating students. This event gives organizations and companies a unique opportunity to:

  • Reach over 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students in a fun and festive environment.
  • Educate candidates about your company or organization’s culture, employment opportunities and job responsibilities.
  • Identify prime candidates.

For more information and to reserve a space for GRADFAIR ’11, please contact
James Cuaresma at (323) 343-ALUM(2586) or


‘Mentoring for Success’ event builds community, involvement

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More than 100 participants, eager to garner advice and career lessons, gathered at Cal State
L.A. on Nov. 17 for an end-of-the-year
Alumni Mentoring event.

The program, titled “Mentoring for Success,” featured two professional speakers: Ron Roberts,
Jr. ’91, a contract diversity specialist for Union Bank, N.A., and Kelly Bishop,
the live center director for Kaplan Medical, Pasadena. Enthusiastic,
knowledgeable and accessible, the speakers drew upon personal experiences to
illustrate the importance of mentoring relationships in their professional

While many of the event participants were already enrolled in the Alumni Mentoring Program,
several of those who were not lined up to register afterward. One mentor,
Alvan R. Topalian ’67,’87
, remarked: “Mentoring gives me the
chance to share my experiences, provide hope to the mentee, and introduce new
options to the mentee when they are competing for the best possible job.”

Through the Alumni Mentoring Program, the Association strives to positively influence the
educational and professional pursuits of our alumni and students. The
Association is committed to investing the resources necessary to expand this
valuable program—and we all look forward to your support and involvement!

If you have not yet registered to serve as a
Mentor/Mentee, or can recommend a fellow alumnus for the program, please contact Maria Ubago ’98,’06 at (323) 343-4945 or You may also sign-up online at


Get ‘logged in’ to YOUR alumni community

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The CSULA Alumni Association can enhance your online experience and expand networking opportunities through the Association’s “official” group pages on
and Facebook. These online networking and social sites can help you develop a community of friends, colleagues,
and new contacts for professional and social purposes.


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There are currently more than 26,000 Cal State L.A. alumni and students in LinkedIn and close to 1,000 members of the CSULA Alumni Association LinkedIn Group today! To connect, click here.


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To get news, events, new membership benefits, share photos and connect with fellow alumni members, join the official CSULA Alumni Association Facebook Page! To connect, click here.