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Sophomore Career Evening 2019

Alumni returned to campus on February 10 to speak at the 20th Annual Sophomore Career Evening, hosted by the Alumni Council.

Over the course of the night, alumni speakers shared their experiences with students, leading discussions about the field of medicine, how to follow your passion, careers in academia and education, the film and entertainment industry, and how to be an innovator in your industry.

During the opening remarks, Alumni Council President, Doug Gregg ’66, encouraged students to ask questions and take advantage of the Webb alumni network. Students then attended two sessions of their choice, followed by an opportunity to network with alumni over cookies and cocoa afterwards.  While each session had its own focus, alumni shared with students just how influential their Webb experience was to their future and the importance of networking. Michael McDermott ’83 talked about the importance of the honor code and how it influenced his life and business. Christine Choi Kim '94 told students, “Don’t prepare the path for yourself, prepare yourself for the path.” 

The Alumni Office extends a sincere thank you to the Alumni Council members who attended, Micol Issa ’05, Praveena Jeereddi ’90, Dwight Morgan ’65, Bill Ripley ’60 and President Doug Gregg ’66, and our 2019 alumni speakers:

Meet the Doctors
  • Christine Choi Kim, MD, MBA ’94, Global Skin Care Expert for The Body Shop
  • Michael Bashoura ’08, DDS
Follow Your Passion
  • Emily Hammett ’05, Founder of Salt & Honey
  • Bijan Garcia-Dehbozorgi ’08, Co- founder/ Head Rudo of AguaLucha
Academia and Education
  • Jim Hall, PhD ’59, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics at U.C. Irvine
  • Lee Lee Choi ’90, Instructional Director in the Los Angeles Unified School District
Let us Entertain You
  • Kenny Tsai ’05, Director of Current Programming at Universal Television
  • Valerie Cook ’09, Post Production Executive at Amazon Studios
Industry Innovators
  • Michael McDermott ’83, Founder and Executive Producer at Gung-Ho Films
  • Prab Marwah ’09, Manager, Audience Development at Omaze
See photos from the evening below:


2019 Sophomore Career Evening
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