Upcoming Events Calendar

Upcoming Events and Activities

Connect with fellow Spartans throughout the year and share Spartan Pride! Our events offer the opportunity to meet up with friends, make new ones, build your skills, and successfully network.    


Fall 2016


Pre-Game Rallies

Before away football games, the Alumni Association hosts a tailgate complete with food, beverages and games. This is an excellent opportunity for Spartans to mingle with friends and rally together before heading to the game to cheer on the team! 

Spartan Success Series

The Spartan Success Series is a student-alumni engagement program featuring career development workshops, panels, and review sessions with alumni experts. Participants can sharpen their skills, build their network, explore career pathways, and acquire a competitive edge to carry into the workforce. All events are free for students, alumni & community members!  

Major to Career: Exploring the Journey

Tuesday, October 25

4:30-6 p.m.  Student Union Ballroom

Explore the career paths alumni have discovered leveraging their academic and student-life experiences at SJSU. Following the panel presentation, network with panelists, alumni mentors, and attendees. See our alumni mentors who will be in attendance, and register now! 

Featured Panelists:

Paul Abadilla '08, Animation/Illustration, Production Artist, Pixar Animation Studios

Marina Donovan '84, Public Relations, Vice President of Marketing, Silver Springs Network

Hien Tran '03, Marketing, Chief Executive Officer and President, Anvil Builders

Michael Truong '98, Finance/MIS, President and Cofounder, Cloudescent

Power Skills

Wednesday, November 2
4:30-6 p.m. 
Student Union Ballroom

This interactive workshop is designed to give you the dynamic tools you need to master your career pursuits! Join us as alumna and High Tech Connect President/Founder Rene Siegel shares powerful tips to help you stand out in every interaction, market skills to employers and network successfully. Following the presentation, network with Rene, alumni mentors, and attendees. See our alumni mentors who will be in attendance, and register now!   

Featured Presenter:

Rene Siegel '88, President and Founder, High Tech Connect

Online LinkedIn Profile Review

Thursday, November 10
12-1 p.m. PT 

How does your LinkedIn profile look? Get advice and feedback from career professionals and alumni mentors on how to have a LinkedIn profile that gets noticed! Register. 

How to Find a Mentor & Network for Career Success

Wednesday, November 16
4:30-6 p.m.  
Student Union Ballroom

Learn how to position yourself to find mentors who offer valuable guidance! Alumni who will share networking tips and advice to prepare for professional life. Following the panel presentation, network with panelists, alumni mentors, and attendees. See our alumni mentors who will be in attendance, and register now! *LinkedIn will be joining us! More info coming soon.   

Featured Panelists:

Hunter Elkins '87, Owner, Elkins Retail Advertising, Inc. 
Shaun Tai '05, Founder and Executive Director, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center

Online Networking Hours

Online networking is an easy, worry-free way to meet fellow alumni and build connections! Grow your professional network, share your experiences, and exchange career tips during these 8-minute, text-based speed-networking chat sessions. Connect with alumni from the convenience of your computer or mobile device.

Chat booths include: 

  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Services
  • Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics
  • Engineering, Information Technology
  • Marketing, Media, Communications, Arts
  • Education, Nonprofit, Social Services, Public Policy, Law, Government
  • Wildcard - Don’t see your industry cluster? Join the “Wildcard” booth to meet alumni from different industries! 

Thursday, November 17, 12-1 p.m. PT Register. 

Wednesday, December 7, 12-1 p.m. PT Register.   

Spartan Football Viewing Party

Friday, October 21
7 p.m.
Tony and Alba's Pizza, Scott's Valley

The Santa Cruz Area Chapter is hosting a viewing party for the SJSU-San Diego State football game at Tony and Alba's Pizza in Santa Cruz. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. and kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. It's the perfect opportunity to cheer on the Spartans and hang out with people who love SJSU. Please RSVP to Carolyn Lewis at clewis48@sbcglobal.net or call 831-684-1552 by October 14.

Moss Landing Marine Labs Tour

Wednesday, October 26
10 a.m.-Noon
8772 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA

Join the Santa Cruz Area Chapter for a free private tour of the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. The tour begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at noon. This is a world famous marine science lab in our own back yard, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The tour is limited to 30 participants and guests of members are welcome. After the tour, enjoy a no-host lunch at Phil's Fish Market and Eatery. Please RSVP to Donna Ziel by October 10. Phone 831-359-8088 or email zield43@yahoo.com

CSU Mega Mixer in Orange County

Monday, November 7
6-9 p.m. 
Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge

These California mixers bring together alumni from multiple CSU campuses for an evening of power networking and socializing. Your alumni network isn't just from your campus--it's from the entire CSU system!

Registration is $15 and will be available shortly.

Lurie College of Education Alumni Board Scholarship & Schoolhouse Gala

Thursday, November 17
5-8 p.m.
Joseph George Wines

Join us for the Lurie College of Educaiton Alumni Board Scholarship Gala at Joseph George Wine Shop benefitting COE students and faculty.

Light appetizers will be served, fine wines poured, and a portion of purchases from the wine shop will go to support the College of Education Alumni Board's scholarship program.