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Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association to Host BEAM— A Free Career Fair for Alumni, Students, and the Public on September 28th

September 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am PDT

Santa Barbara, CA, September 12, 2023 – Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) will host its BEAM (Bridging Education, Ambition and Meaningful Work) Career Fair, free and open to the public, on Thursday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, 93108.

PGIAA’s BEAM Fair offers career suggestions and support to alumni/ae, students, and local community members from different backgrounds on their journey to finding meaningful work. The event will feature numerous corporate, government, and nonprofit agencies promoting internships and career opportunities in a variety of fields including business, sciences, social work, behavioral sciences, and liberal arts.

The event also features presenters, workshops, and keynote speaker Lisa Wong, Psy.D., Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH). Wong, who earned her Psy.D. from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and her M.A. in clinical psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, is a lifelong advocate for vulnerable populations and social justice issues. Wong spent more than two decades working in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles providing care to some of the county’s most vulnerable and high-risk individuals experiencing serious mental illness and homelessness. Prior to her current role, she served as the Mental Health Clinical Program Head over Downtown Mental Health Center’s general outpatient services, CalWORKs/GROW, and Prevention & Early Intervention programs.


10:00 AM – Booths Open to Attendees, Walk-About

11:00 AM – Assembly in Barrett Center

11:15 AM – Welcome

11:30 AM – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Wong, Director of Los Angeles County Mental Health


Lizze Rodriguez, MA, Community Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-Psychologies (CLIE)
Charles Caldwell, MA, Mythological Studies
Maryum Sayaad, PhD, Mythological Studies

12:10 PM – Luncheon Buffet with seating on Ladera’s Lawn

1:15 – 3:30 PM – Workshops

4:00 PM – Wrap-Up

List of Workshops:

Linked By LinkedIn Virtual Workshop – Ryan Zervakos
What is it You Plan to Do with Your One Wild and Precious Life? – Jennifer Selig, PhD
Cultivating Community, Connection and Clinical Experience on your Licensure Journey in Private Practice and Beyond – Claire Blakey, LMFT & Josh Manney, LMFT
Sugar & Decoloniality 2.0: Cultivating a Mythic Sensibility and Critical Consciousness in Public Health Spaces – Amber McZeal, PhD
Render to Ishtar: Mythology meets the Marketplace – John Bonaduce
So You Want to Make Mythical Movies? – Craig Titley, Marvel Studios
Beyond the Red Circle: Discovering Your TEDx-Worthy Idea – TEDx Santa Barbara
Special Event – Intention Tea Ceremony w/ Zhena Muzyka

Sponsors include Santa Barbara City College Foundation, Fielding Graduate University, Resume Scribes, Mercer Financial and 360 Degree Marketing.

PGIAA’s BEAM Career Fair is free and open to all, including alumni, students, and community members/the public. Lunch will be served.

For more information, please visit pgiaa.org/careerfair/ or contact Dianne Travis-Teague at (805) 879-7303.

About Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association

The Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) [a California 501(c) Nonprofit Corporation] embodies their motto: “Through Soul, Community Thrives” (Per Animam, Communitas Crescit) and seeks not only to provide alumni and the general public with opportunities for personal and professional growth, but also to serve as a path for making positive changes within society as a whole through service and education. For more information, please visit pgiaa.org.

About Pacifica Graduate Institute

Pacifica Graduate Institute, with two campuses in Santa Barbara, California, is a WASC-accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs in depth psychology, mythological studies, and the humanities. The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and a rigorous academic community with a spirit of free and open inquiry. Students have access to an impressive array of resources including the OPUS Archives and Research Center

The mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute is to foster creative learning and research in the fields of psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies, framed in the traditions of depth psychology. Consistent with and supporting this vision, Pacifica Graduate Institute is employee-owned, and practices shared stewardship.

Pacifica Graduate Institute: http://www.pacifica.edu/

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association: http://www.pgiaa.org/

Opus Archives and Research Center: http://opusarchives.org/


September 28, 2023
10:00 am PDT
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