Beyond the Beach

Beyond The Beach is a life skills series designed with recent graduates in mind. Alumni faculty, and friends are invited to lead seminars, lectures, workshops, or panels that explore topics not always covered in the classroom.

Prior topics have included

  • Is Grad School Right for Me?
  • Finance 101
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Renting vs. Buying
  • First Time Home Buyers.
  • Career Planning


Career Planning: February 22, 2018 

Moderator lead a panel discussion regarding how to chart you
Moderator Diane Lee '83 lead a panel discussion regarding how to chart your career course. Panelists included Raymond Cervantez, Brandi Morgan '09, and Thomas Wong '81 


First Time Home Buyers: February 23, 2017 

Steve Hankla ‘88 speaks to the audience about the home buyin
Steve Hankla ‘88 of New American Funding provided detailed information on the home buying process. 


Renting vs. Buying: November 5, 2016

Moderator, alumni panelists explored the pros and cons of re
With the help of moderator Steve Capezza of Zillow, panelists John Cardwell '11, Jennifer Grossman '05, Erik Hayhurst '14, and Dolores Robles '99, '04, explored the pros and cons of renting and buying.


Professional Etiquette: June 9, 2016

Alumni panelists covered topics like communication, dress an
Led by moderator Deborah Ludke '87, '09, the alumni panel (Mario Bica '86, Fran Garfinkel '91, David Harwood '97, Diane Lee '83) covered various topics in professional etiquette like communication, dress, networking and more.


Finance 101: November 14, 2015

Alumni panelists shared their expertise on credit, investing
Alumni panelists Steve Lindholm '95, Glen Park '95, Jaci Haas '14, Delia Fernandez '74, '82, shared their expertise on topics like credit, investing, saving, and more.