The spirit of the holidays creates a great time to meet new people, learn about their experiences, and build connections that will help you grow as an individual and professional.
On December 11 from 6:30 – 7:30pm, special guest Cheryl Bonner, Director of Career Services at Penn State, will be sharing advice and resources for building your network during the holiday season. Whether you are a longtime member of OC PSU or a local alumnus who has never attended an OC PSU event, you will have the opportunity to connect with local PSU alumni as well as soak up the best advice from Cheryl on maximizing your networking opportunities.
For those alumni who are not interested in networking, you are welcome to arrive at 7:30pm for holiday fun, raffle prizes and drink specials on our Signature Cocktail: The Grilled Sticky Martini!
RSVP by December 10 for 50% off your ticket price and a free raffle ticket!
Those who show up at the door without an RSVP will be charged $10 (cash or check) for entry. All OCIEA and San Diego Chapter members will receive an extra free raffle ticket upon arrival!
Holiday Mix & Mingle FAQs:
Who is hosting this event?
This event is hosted by the Orange County & Inland Empire Area (OCIEA) and San Diego Chapters of the Penn State Alumni Association, and Penn State’s Alumni Career Services Department.
What’s the Orange County & Inland Empire Area Chapter of the PSAA?
The Orange County & Inland Empire Area (aka OC PSU or OCIEA) Chapter is a non-profit organization of the Penn State Alumni Association. Our mission includes giving back to the community, spreading awareness about Penn State, and growing our membership base. Learn more at OCPSU.com.
How can the OC PSU Chapter help me build my network in Southern California?
OC PSU has increased efforts to maximize networking and professional development opportunities within the chapter. We launched a LinkedIn group earlier this year to connect OC alumni. The chapter intends to support new alumni in networking with more seasoned alumni in the area.
Where can I find more information about Penn State’s Career Services?
Alumni Career Services helps graduates of all ages pursue a lifetime of career success by mapping out a career path, finding a new job, planning a next step, or connecting to the powerful Penn State network. Learn more at https://directory.alumni.psu.edu/s/1218/16/interior.aspx?sid=1218&gid=4&pgid=3331
Where do the proceeds go from ticket sales?
All revenue from ticket purchases, raffle entries and donations go toward our Scholarship fund for Penn State students in Orange County, Chapter Events and Raffle Prizes.
What does my ticket include?
Your ticket includes entry to the event featuring special guest Cheryl Bonner (Director of Career Services at Penn State), an opportunity to grow your network, a free raffle ticket and appetizer samplers (limited availability). Guests are also welcome to join our Chapter Holiday Party starting at 7:30. Keep in mind you will be responsible for all food & drink purchases off the Blue Beet menu.
Where’s the Blue Beet located?
The Blue Beet is located in Newport Beach by the Pier. The address is:
107 21st Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663
What’s parking like at The Blue Beet?
There is metered parking outside of the Blue Beet, but we encourage you to take ride-share services if you’ll be enjoying some Grilled Sticky Martinis!
How do I RSVP for the event?
Follow the instructions on our Tassl event page to Register and RSVP for the event. The new Tassl platform recently adapted by PSU will facilitate connections within SoCal as well as strengthen our connection to the Career Services center. Please download the Tassl app and keep a look out for quarterly networking events in 2019.