College Alumni Mentoring Series (CAMS)

The College Alumni Mentoring Series engages students and alumni in mentoring relationships to help students determine how their current academic paths coincide with career aspirations. The series is composed of events that help to facilitate students’ understanding of life beyond Penn.

  • Mentoring Meetings (small groups of students and an alum, usually over lunch)
  • Themed Programs (larger audience of students and a panel of alumni from a particular field)

These meetings are not intended to be job interviews or a means to securing an internship, but instead provide an opportunity to build a relationship with alumni who want to share their life experiences and advice with current students. We would hope that mentors and students maintain an on-going dialogue without expectations of future employment opportunities.

The mentoring meetings allow a small group of eight to twelve students the opportunity to meet with an alum to talk about their personal interests and goals in a smaller, relaxed setting. Themed programs tend to be larger, and give students an opportunity to experience a spectrum of career opportunities within a specific field by interacting with a panel of alumni and their fellow students.

Fall 2024

CAMS: Sustainability Careers

CAMS: Beyond the M.D.

CAMS: Careers as an Entrepreneur

CAMS: Family Weekend, You’re Majoring in What?!?

Spring 2023

CAMS: Careers in Entertainment Virtual Panel Discussion

CAMS: Careers in Public Health Roundtable Dinner

CAMS: Mentoring Meal with Dr. Milan Shah, C'08

CAMS: Careers in Marketing Roundtable Dinner

CAMS: Mentoring Meal with Loren Flaum, C'05

Fall 2022

CAMS: Data Driven Careers

CAMS: Careers in Sustainability

CAMS: Policy and Law Careers

CAMS Careers in Finance

Spring 2022

CAMS: Careers in Finance

Beyond the M.D.: Careers in Healthcare

CAMS: Mentoring Meal with Kevin Cross

CAMS Dinner: Penn in Washington

Fall 2021

CAMS: Careers in Sustainability

CAMS: Year of Service Career Changemakers

CAMS: You’re Majoring in What?!?

CAMS: Careers in Entertainment and Digital Media

CAMS: Careers in Consulting

Spring 2021

CAMS Roundtable on Consulting

CAMS Roundtable Penn in Washington

CAMS Roundtable on International Relations

 CAMS Roundtable on Criminology and Criminal Justice

Fall 2020

CAMS Roundtable on Social Justice Careers

CAMS Roundtable on Public Health

  • Emily Behar C08, Director of Clinical Operations at Ophelia
  • Maria Bellantoni C12, Resident Physician of Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins and Lieutenant of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service
  • Jasmine Fournier C08, Assistant Director, Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research
  • Tim Nielson C12, Research Officer, University of Sydney, Child Population and Translational Health Research 
  • Audrey Nuamah C16, Program Officer at Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. 
  • Collin Weinberger C06, Senior Advisor and Team Lead, Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CAMS Roundtable on Public Policy

Fall 2019

Dr. Kaiser, Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University and at Wills Eye Hospital, and Co-Director of the Retina Fellowship at Wills Eye.

Jefrey Pollock, Founding Partner and President of Global Strategy Group.

CAMS Event on Entrepreneurship

  • David Fine, Founder &  Chief Schmear Officer, Schmear It
  • Mariama Kabia, Co-founder & CEO, Memunatu Magazine
  • Brian Michael, Founder & CEO Phillies Nation
  • Jennie Ripps, Founder & CEO of Owl’s Brew
  • Anup Singh, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer of InnaMed
  • Tiffany Yau, Founder & CEO of Fulphil

Spring 2019

Ali Haroon, Senior Advisor to Värde Partners

Roundtable with:
Elijah Dornstreich C’97, Vice President, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Jill Evans C’88, Director – North America Securities Services, Citi
Caitlin Ferry C’08, Relationship Manager, Brown Brothers Harriman
Jane Kitain C’16, Portfolio Management Associate, FS Investments

Roundtable with Alumns of the Penn in Washington program

Seth Berkowitz, C’04,  Founder, Insomnia Cookies

Roundtable on Sustainability with:
Rebecca Fleischman C’14, Environment Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Niva Kramek C’06, Special Assistant, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Doug Miller C’12, Origin Market Development Manager, Energy Web Foundation
James Palardy C’04, Project Director, Conversation Science Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Kriti Sehgal C’04, CEO, Pure Fare

Webinar with:
Alexandra Bronk C’98, Global Head of Operations & Production, YouTube Spaces
Carrie A. Davis C’97, Chief Communications Office at Live Nation Entertainment
Zuri Rice C’04, Nickelodeon Senior VP, Short-Form Original Content
Logan Steinhardt C’11, Founder/Producer, Wandering Bard