Jorge Ramirez ’04
Dear Fellow Cal State L.A. Alumni,
It is a privilege and a pleasure to introduce myself as the newly elected president of the CSULA Alumni Association! The Association is embarking on a road of change this year; it will embrace new technology and strategic alliances to better serve the members of the alumni community. As president, I am committed to continuing the development of innovative services that meet the needs of our global alumni base.
The Association is a membership-driven, nonprofit organization. Through your membership, it mobilizes volunteer support for the CSU and Cal State L.A., encourages communication among alumni, offers services and benefits to members, and provides scholarships and programs that benefit students. The Association also hosts networking events, organizes continuing education and career development workshops, and boasts the Alumni Mentoring Program!
If you are not already a member of the Association, please join online at alumni.calstatela.edu. The Association’s staff may also be contacted by e-mail at [email protected] or via phone at (323) 343-ALUM (2586).
I urge you to stay connected by getting involved with YOUR Alumni Association! If you are already a member, thank you for your support!
Jorge Ramirez ’04
President, CSULA Alumni Association
p.s. Don’t forget to check out all the exciting member benefits at alumni.calstatela.edu.
Mentor Paul Gomez ’88 and mentee Micaela Flores ’09 discuss career choices and network opportunities.
The CSULA Mentoring Program links current students with alumni, or alumni with alumni, to obtain valuable, firsthand career and education related advice. With your support, the mentoring program serves as a forum where students and alumni receive insight and direction on educational options, goal setting, career choices, potential employers and networking opportunities.
By sharing your experience, you can help shape and define the professional future of students and alumni, while networking with fellow mentors and mentees.
You are invited to join us…
- Speed Mentoring – November 4, 6 p.m., University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room C
- Strengthen your Mentor/Mentee Connection – February 3, 6 p.m., University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room C
- Speed Mentoring – May 12, 6 p.m., University-Student Union, Los Angeles Room C
Our next program will be a Speed Mentoring Event on Wednesday November 4. To reserve your seat, please e-mail Maria Ubago ’98, ’06 at [email protected] or call (323) 343-ALUM(2586).
CSULA Alumni Networks need YOU!
Alumni Networks provide members who have the same academic or professional field an opportunity to host events and meet for a common reason. Currently, the Association has five networks: Business, Education, Engineering, Entertainment and the Arts, and Nursing. These networks enable members to interact with fellow alumni for professional and social purposes, and serve as a link between alumni, the University, the Association, and current students and faculty.
If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail James Cuaresma at [email protected] or call (323) 343-ALUM (2586).
Your CSULA Alumni Association is doing its part to better serve you, our member, and help the environment by placing a greater emphasis on electronic communications than ever before.
The Association will be e-mailing event invitations, announcements of new benefits and programs, membership renewals, and other exciting news. The Association encourages you to keep your preferred e-mail addresses current in our records so that you will continue to receive communication. Please visit alumni.calstatela.edu to update your information. You may also e-mail updates to [email protected].
The Economy and Your Finances
With economic recovery on the horizon, financial stability and security are more important than ever. In this uncertain landscape, your CSULA Alumni Association is here to help. You’re invited to attend an interactive fast-paced workshop on November 12 at 6 p.m., featuring expert speakers on creating a financial plan, building an investment portfolio and mortgage rates and lending. The workshop will be held at Monterey Hill Restaurant, 3700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park.
Register by November 5 at alumni.calstatela.edu or call the Association at (323) 343-ALUM(2586). The event is $5.00 for Association members and $25.00 for non-members.