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Alumni Relations

Welcome, alumni! You make the Bren community strong and its impact unsurpassable—and we’re here to help you stay connected, build your network, and excel throughout your career. You’re part of this community for life.

From driving environmental solutions in your careers to giving back to Bren by facilitating Master's Projects and hiring Bren students, you are a powerful team making our community strong and our world a better place—and we couldn’t be more inspired, proud, and, if we’re honest, unsurprised. It’s simply the Bren way.

Here you’ll find everything you need to stay connected, access alumni services, and help continue the Bren tradition of excellence in collaborative environmental problem-solving.

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Bren alumni emcees at the 2019 Master's Project Public Presentations
 

Access Alumni Services & Resources via BrenConnect

Sign up or log in to BrenConnect and get started by visiting our comprehensive alumni information page (login required). Your go-to resource for career development, networking, and giving back, BrenConnect is a one-stop platform for alumni and current students to stay connected, access career and alumni resources, and support the Bren community.

BrenConnect is your go-to resource to:

Update your information and stay informed
Update your personal BrenConnect profile with your job and contact information to make it available to fellow classmates, students, and alumni looking to connect, collaborate, or catch up. Subscribe to the Bren Random email list for community messages, and update your preferred email for receiving Bren alumni communications, including event invites and our biannual alumni e-newsletter, Bren and Beyond, packed with career tips, alumni spotlights, and more.

Connect and collaborate with fellow Bren change-makers
Connect and collaborate via the alumni LinkedIn group, regional Facebook groups, and online BrenConnect networking groups. Search for alumni by name, location, sector, employer, and more via the Alumni Finder. Looking for a job with a certain public agency in a certain city? Find an alum who can open that door.

Hire Bren grads and find/share environmental job listings
Learn how to recruit for your organization, distribute jobs and internships to students and alumni, and/or join our Job Postings group to access postings shared by the Bren community (it’s common to see 3-10+ postings each weekday). Wondering how to get your foot in the door? Posts often include inside info and/or alumni offers to speak with anyone interested. 

Access 24/7 Bren career resources and other alumni services
Leverage our Bren-specific how-to guides and examples covering our tried-and-true steps for networking, developing a job search strategy, applying, interviewing, negotiating salary, and growing in your career. Learn how to obtain academic transcripts/other records, and access UCSB alumni resources.

Support fellow alumni, current students, and the Bren School’s continued excellence
Share jobs/internships with the Bren community, host an alumni mixer, submit a MESM Master's Group Project proposal, or give a career and/or recruiting talk to current students. Learn how to facilitate your employer’s engagement/partnership with the Bren School, or make a financial gift to Bren programs that matter to you.

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Giving & Engagement Opportunities for Alumni

The Bren School community welcomes alumni engagement with Bren, from joining a leadership council to supporting student scholarships and fellowships. Bren alumni can learn about investing in current giving opportunities, including the Dean’s initiatives and research. Annual campaigns such as #OneBren and UCSB Give Day are great opportunities for alumni to contribute toward an overall goal.

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    Kate Burchenal, MESM 2018

    Kate Burchenal turned her passion for the West's unique water management issues into a career in grantmaking for watershed health programs.

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    Jennifer DuBuisson, MESM 2008

    The true breadth of skills Jennifer DuBuisson learned in the MESM program help her be an effective leader and collaborator at LEGO.

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    Adam Jorge, MESM 2015

    From studying agricultural pollution to working as a coordinator for the Clean Water Act, Adam Jorge talks about the journey to an EPA career.

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    Lindsey Peavey Reeves, PhD 2016

    With the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Lindsey conducts research and translates this important information for public education.