Alumni Career Coach with UCR alumni

Alumni Career Coaches



Our group of professional career coaches are alumni just like you. Whether looking for your first job, transitioning to a new industry, or not sure how to update your resume, these coaches are eager to help their fellow Highlanders.

Please note that professional career coaches may offer a discount on services to UCR alumni, but rates still apply. Prices will vary.

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Meet Our Career Coaches

Payal Beri ’09
Payal Beri ’09

Payal brings extensive career coaching and counseling experience to her work with clients through her firm I-Connect. She provides career and professional development coaching including networking, career branding, interviewing, career transitions, and exploration coaching.

Diane Dreher
Diane Dreher ’68

Diane is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and former college professor; she enjoys using positive psychology to help others discover their sense of calling. With her background in leadership consulting, she is committed to helping alumni explore new possibilities and flourish at every stage in their careers.

Career Coach Andrew Kumar
Andrew Kumar ’11

Andrew is the director of strategic partnerships at 2U. He has worked at Facebook and Google in human resources and recruitment and has extensive experience in online career branding, interview preparation, and negotiation, specific to the tech industry.

Bernice Maldonado
Bernice Maldonado ’02

Bernice provides talent development and professional image coaching through her practice Growing Forward. Having pursued her education as a first-generation student, Bernice is committed to ensuring young alumni get high-impact career coaching to ensure their professional success and career growth.

Chaim Shapiro
Chaim Shapiro ’05

Chaim brings extensive experience in the career development field, serving both students and alumni in their career development. He's previously worked at various institutions including, but not limited to; Touro College; Pace University, WITS. and Hillel. Chaim has specific expertise in career branding, specifically LinkedIn.

Past Career Coach Workshop Videos

Leveraging Your Strengths

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Maximize Your LinkedIn

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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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