Call to Action: Summer 2019

Beyond the basics of joining your regional club and subscribing to the school’s e-newsletters, peruse a few timely ways to get involved and stay connected this quarter.


Career Services

1. Career Services is here for you. Check out our new team!

After 34 years in higher education, David Robertson has retired, passing the torch to Stephanie Boomhower, who will continue to serve students and alumni looking into government careers. Kristen Ryan will continue to work with nonprofits, international development, multilaterals and think tanks. Our newest team member is Meagan Trudeau and she will work on private sector careers. Yekta Mohammady continues as our program coordinator and planning Career Services events. 

Remember we provide career services for life so if you’re searching or recruiting for new talent, please contact us.


MAS-IA2. The MAS-MIA deadline is fast approaching

About 70 percent of the MAS-IA students receive funding from their employers to attend the school. Alumni, we need your help circulating information to your organizations! Do you know any professionals that could benefit from the program? Our early application deadline for the MAS-IA program is Oct. 30 for an admissions decision in December. Check out the program here.


Get involved3. Want to get involved?

If you’re interested in mentoring students, speaking on leadership or career panels, leading alternative spring break trips, or advising and guiding student-driven startups…UC San Diego and GPS have several ways to get involved both for short-term projects or on a more ongoing basis. For more information, email Nurit Mandel.


Homecoming4. Attend UC San Diego Homecoming

Attend UC San Diego Homecoming: Oct. 18-20, 2019. Return back to campus for this fun event that features reunions, festivals and sporting events. While you’re here, visit GPS and take a stroll down memory lane. We hope to see you in October! Click here for details.


Alumni Nominations5. Nominate exceptional GPS alumni for UC San Diego-wide recognition by Oct. 31

This past June GPS alumnae Bryn Sakagawa and Emily Foecke Munden received UC San Diego wide recognition for their achievements. GPS took two of eight total awards, confirming what we all already know: GPS alumni are exceptional! Not only do these awards provide credit where credit is due, but they also elevate GPS on campus and within the greater alumni community.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open through Oct. 31, 2019. Review the different categories and nominate the most exceptional alumni you know today.