Career Connection Speaker Series

This seminar series introduces students to a variety of career paths. It asks industry representatives to visit and invites UC Davis alumni back to campus. Successful business leaders share their experiences, personal stories, discuss future challenges, and key qualifications employers are seeking. Students are able to network with business leaders and build connections that can jumpstart their professional careers. 

Please contact the seminar coordinator Dr. Kristin Kiesel ( if you have suggestions and/or are interested in serving as future seminar speakers.

2022 Spring Quarter Career Connections Speaker Series: Wednesday, May 18, 3:00-4:00pm

Career Connections

Previous Speakers Include:

Mike Kobayashi, President, Ross Stores

Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll's

Jennifer Armen, Vice President, Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF)

Keith Knopf, President & Chief Executive Officer of Raley’s

Greg Dinsdale,  Chief Executive Officer & Founder of LBMX

Frank J. Bernhard, Chief Data Analytics Officer, Advisory Economist

Patrick Archibeque, CEO, Rivermaid Trading Company

Todd E. Behrend, Principal, Ryan

Mike Grenley, COO, The Walking Company