Date & Time 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Location 
Soda Center, Saint Mary's College
Event Description 

Objective:  To educate students about career options and provide a networking forum in an informal setting.


5:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Registration

6:00 - 6:40 p.m.  Welcome/First Roundtable/Dinner  Dine with Alums

6:40 - 7:00 p.m.  Keynote Speaker

                           Peter Kelly '98, Animator, Industrial Light and Magic

7:00 - 7:25 p.m.  Second Roundtable

7:25 - 7:50 p.m.  Third Round Table  

7:50 - 8:00 p.m.  Wrap Up

8:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Alumni Networking Social

Format:  Alumni will be assigned to a specific table with one or two other alumni from a similar field.  During each round table session, students will select a table based on their career interests.  The table of approximately seven students and two to three alumni will share an informal conversation based on students' questions and alumni experiences.  Topics may range from discovering career interests to interviewing tips to maintaining business relationships.  Three round table sessions will allow Alumni to interact with a number of students, which we hope will provide for a rewarding experience.  

Feel free to stay and join us after the event for an alumni dessert social in Claeys Lounge and to pick up your thank you gift.

Keynote Speaker: Peter Kelly '98, Animator, Industrial Light and Magic

Peter Kelly '98

Peter graduated from Saint Mary's College where he majored in Fine Arts in 1998. He then went on to study character animation at California Institute of the Arts until 2001 when he was hired as an animation intern at Industrial Light and Magic. Peter has been an animator at ILM for the past 12 and a half years. In that time he has worked on over twenty different movies and has helped to create the performances of characters such as Davey Jones in "Pirates of the Carribean," Optimus  Prime in "Transformers" and Yoda from "Star Wars." He was a lead animator on "The Avengers" and the Academy Award winning "Rango." He is currently working on "Teenage Mutants Ninja Turtles," which is expected to hit theaters next summer. 

Sponsor: Sodexo

Hosts:  Student Alumni Association and the Alumni Office

Event Contact 

Alumni Engagement Office

Phone: (925) 631-8744


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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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