Pioneer Alumni Events

Math, Economics, & Statistics Job Panel, March 2014
Welcoming students to the        
Math, Economics, and Statistics Job Panel

Cal State East Bay hosts alumni events around the Bay Area and in other key U.S. locations to help alumni network with each other and to share news from the University. Meet Pioneer alumni in all kinds of careers who can help you think about your next steps. Or come to share advice with recent graduates, or to have fun with old friends and to make new contacts.

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Upcoming Events

East Bay Veterans Career Fair – Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2016, 11:00 am to 2:00pm
Hayward Hills Campus, Old University Union, Rm 102

What's Next in Tech? – Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 12:15 to 1:45 pm  
A discussion on diversity and women in tech, passions to careers, and creating a pipeline of new talent, featuring speakers from top tech companies: Oakland Digital, Twitter, The North Face,, BridgeGood, Pandora, and more. Location: Pioneer TV Studio and streamed online, Organized by Oakland Digital, in collaboration with the CSUEB Job Panel series.

Allied Health Job Panel – Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 - Sorry, this event has been CANCELLED

The Olympics and the Politics of Resistance – Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
University Theater. Free. Featured guests:  Olympians John Carlos and Wyomia Tyus, moderated by Dave Zirin, award winning sport journalist for The Nation
Reception and fundraiser for CSUEB’s Center for Sport & Social Justice, 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
The actions of these Olympic athletes surrounding the 1968 Mexico City Games stirred the nation and the world. Co-sponsored by the Cal State East Bay Alumni Association and many colleges and departments. Learn more.

Speed Mentoring: Pioneer Style – Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm
Hayward Hills Campus, Old University Union, Rm 102
Meet with alumni experts in a range of fields who can help you think about advancing your career.

HOMECOMING 2016 - Pioneers, Go Forth! - Saturday, February 20, 2016

 - 2:00-3:00 pm - Campus Tour: Go Forth & See the View!  Tour our beautiful campus, including the new Student & Faculty Support building next to Arts & Education, and enjoy the beautiful view out over the Bay. Location: Meet in front of the Pioneer Bookstore.

 - 3:00-5:00 pm – Pioneer Alumni Social: Go Forth & Be Inspired!  Enjoy delicious appetizers and hear from two inspiring Pioneer Alumni who are taking action to improve lives locally and around the world. Special guests: Shaun Tai ’02 (Distinguished Young Alumnus, Founder and Executive Director at Oakland Digital), and Shakira Niazi, ’93, Founder & President, Salvare La Vita Water.  Wear your Cal State East Bay/Hayward/Alameda State College clothing or come dressed in red, black, and white! At 5 pm, we’ll walk to the gym to help cheer the Pioneers to victory over the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles.  Sponsored by the Cal State East Bay Alumni Association and proudly hosted by Pioneer Bookstore. Free. Includes photo booth and free tickets to the Pioneer basketball games that evening.  Location: Pioneer Bookstore.

Careers in Law Job Panel – Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Pioneer TV Studio, Library Annex Lower Level or streamed live,


CSU New York/Tri-State Alumni Reception - Monday, March 14, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Eastern)
University Club of New York, 1 West 54th Street, New York, NY (map). Cost: $25 per person
Reservations required.


Secrets of Success in HR, Networking & the Entertainment Industry, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6-8 pm
Location TBA
Presenters: Ken Kahrs ‘73 and William Saleebey, Ph.D. ‘73

An inside look at the people and processes that power LA’s entertainment industry plus tips for success in networking and HR –principles you can apply in every industry. Ken Kahrs ’73 (BS, Recreation), the recently retired executive VP, HR for Universal Studios will share advice about how to break into and succeed in HR and entertainment. Noted networking guru, author, and speaker Dr. William Saleebey ’73 (MS, Counseling), an expert on the psychological dimensions of networking, will give a presentation from his new book Connecting: Key Networking Tips for Business and Life (available for sale at the event). 


Autism Awareness Month Event: “Beyond Rain Man” Book Reading with Anne K. Ross – Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5:30 pm appetizers, 6-7 pm reading, Q&A, and book signing
Location: Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway, Oakland at 14th Street (near 12th Street BART station)

Join CSUEB alumna Anne K. Ross (’82, ’85) for light refreshments and a reading from her new book Beyond Rain Man: What one Psychologist Learned Raising a Son on the Autism Spectrum, being published in April, in time for autism awareness month. Anne’s book has been endorsed by Temple Grandin, Tony Attwood, Simon Baron-Cohen, Graeme Simsion, Fred Volkmar, and others. A school psychologist, Anne is a past winner of an American Psychological Association dissertation research award, and she has published in professional and literary journals. Her creative writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. Her compelling and lyrical story of raising—and launching—her son is one of anguish as well as joy, and what she learns along the way will help other families who are living this perplexing, remarkable, and humbling journey of parenthood. 

Past Events and Photos


Finance & Big Data Job Panel – Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Oakland Meetup Alumni Mixer – Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Downtown Wine Merchants, Oakland


Careers in the Affordable Housing Industry Job Panel - November 18, 2015 (learn more)

Forever Pioneer Weekend - Cal State East Bay's first fall alumni reunion - November 13 & 14, 2015

     The events included: 

Careers in Science Job Panel - October 21, 2015 (learn more)

2015 Back to College Night in Washington, D.C. - September 16, 2015

Networking Night in Fremont - Tuesday, August 18

Family Day at Stonebrae Classic Golf Tournament - Saturday, July 18

Recent Grads Alumni Mixer - Wednesday, June 24

Industry Job Panel: The Life of an Educator - Wednesday, May 27

Meet the Employers in OaklandTuesday, May 12

5th annual CSUEB Relay for Life - Friday, May 8-Saturday, May 9

Spring STEM Mixer - Tuesday, May 4

College of Business and Economics - Spring Alumni Reception - Thursday, April 30

Alumni mixer in Portland - Tuesday, April 14

Seattle CSU Alumni Reception - Monday, April 13

Pioneer Discovery Tour - Wednesday, March 18

Industry Job Panel: Careers in the Arts and Communication, "Making a Living While Following Your Dream: The Business Side of Being Creative" - Wednesday, March 11

Baseball/Softball doubleheader with exclusive talk by coaches - Saturday, February 28

Pioneer Discovery Tour - Friday, February 27

New York/Tri State - CSU Alumni Reception - February 26

SF Bay Area - CSU Mega-Mixer - February 9

Homecoming 2015, Hayward Campus - Pioneers Go Forth, February 6 and, February 7
Alumni were welcomed back to campus with two days of activities including Friday lunch in the Dining Commons, a Wine & Cheese, and the basketball games. Saturday’s Alumni Social featured delicious appetizers, a photo booth, activities for children, and a chance to meet members of our Alumni Association board of directors. See you next year!

Pioneer Discovery Tour - Friday, January 30

Alameda County Food Bank shift for volunteers - Saturday, January 24

Networking 101: Beyond the Nametag with Dr. William Saleebey (MS '73, Counseling) - Wednesday, January 21, 2015


It's a Wonderful Life (theater performance at CSUEB) - Sunday, December 14

Networking Night in Pleasanton - Tuesday, December 9

Public Affairs & Administration's Health Care Forum - Saturday, December 6

Meetup group at Buffalo Bill's Brewery in Hayward, Friday, November 21

Industry Job Panel: presentation by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 19

Volunteer session at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, November 8

CSU Hollywood Mega Mixer, November 3, 2014, Madera Kitchen, Hollywood   

Industry Job Panels - Spring 2014
      1) Allied Washington, DC – CSU Back to College Night

September 16, 2015
September 17, 2014

September 18, 2013Health & Biotechnology, April 10
      2) Sustainability & Social Responsibility, April 15
      3) Diversity & the Global Arena, May 13

San Francisco - CSU/CSUEB Networking Mixer - April 9
In conjunction with the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) conference

Industry Job Panels - Winter 2014
      1) Computer Science & Technology, February 11
      2) Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, March 4
      3) Math, Economics & Statistics, March 13

Hayward – Homecoming 2014 - Rise of the Red & Black, Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25
Alumni were welcomed back to campus with two days of activities including campus tours by student leaders, Friday lunch in the Dining Commons, the Greek Life barbecue, the Homecoming Parade, and the basketball games. Saturday’s Alumni Social featured delicious appetizers, music by the student duo Booker Long, a photo booth, activities for children, and a chance to meet two of this year's Alumni Scholarship recipients.

Hayward - Science Festival 2013, Discovery Day at CSUEB, October 26, 2013

Pleasanton: The Bay in Your Backyard, May 30, 2013

Homecoming 2013: ’57 Classic, February 9, 2013

Regional Events - Pioneer Alumni Events Outside the Bay Area

Seattle/Portland, OR

First Alumni Mixer in Portland - April 14, 2015
Seattle CSU Alumni Reception, April 13, 2015
Second Puget Sound Area Alumni Event, September 12, 2013
Seattle: CSU Captain's Reception, July 2, 2013
First Puget Sound Area Alumni Event, September 6, 2012

New York/Tri-State – CSU Alumni Reception

Each year the CSU hosts a system-wide alumni reception in New York for our Tri-State alumni.

February 26, 2015
February 27, 2014
March 7, 2013
February 27, 2012
March 3, 2011

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