Dinner with Twelve

Dinner with Twelve


Dinner with Twelve is a unique alumni program that connects entry and mid-level alumni with a prominent industry leader alumni host for an intimate evening of career advice, networking opportunities and great food. 

Are you a fantastic host? Do you love getting together over dinner and/or drinks? Are you interested in building community and helping Beach alumni connect? Then Dinner with 12 is perfect for you!

Dinner with Twelve 49ers brings alumni together around the table over a shared meal and a shared Beach experience. In this unique program, Beach alumni from across the career-journey timeline come together over casual conversation to discuss their experiences in a specific industry. This is an opportunity for Beach alumni to learn about one another, build their network, and share tips and tricks on everything from navigating the job market after college and to planning one's professional path.

Whatever your industry, Beach alumni across SoCal in the same industry would love to connect!

Sign Up to Host Here

What to expect as a host:

  • Hosts will be opening their home, office, or restaurant of choice to serve a meal where 12 alumni can join, ask questions, and network.
  • Host would be responsible for the cost of the meal (meals can be kept simple); the cost of the meal is eligible as a tax-deduction!
  • When confirmed as a host, you will be able to communicate:
    • Date and time of when you are available to host
    • What career path(s) or industries they are interested in hosting
    • If you are going to co-host with another person
  • The Alumni office will contact hosts to coordinate details and answer questions

If you have additional questions before signing up, feel free to reach out to Genna Quinn at genna.quinn@csulb.edu or 562-985-6124

Preferred Host Skills, Attributes, Competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in current industry
  • Comfortable carrying conversation and engaging guests
  • Willingness to serve in a mentor/network lead capacity
  • Ability to speak on navigating career paths

What to expect as an attendee:

  • Those interested in attending an event should look for calls for applications when a relevant industry Dinner with 12 is announced
  • All potential attendees will need to submit an application to attend a specific announced event
  • As space is necessarily limited, spots will allocated based on a best-fit-first basis
  • If your application is not accepted within 1 week after the application deadline, don’t despair! Your name will be added to a waitlist in the event alumni with confirmed seats are no longer able to attend or if seating capacity expands.
  • If your application is accepted, you will be asked to confirm your seat and to submit a message to the host and fellow attendees before the event begins.