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Social Sciences Alumni

Welcome, Social Sciences Alumni!

We are a powerful network with the largest number of alumni of all the divisions at UC San Diego. However, success is not measured by numbers alone - we are most proud of the variety of areas in which our alumni make a difference and lead fulfilling lives in academia, private industry, public service and nonprofit organizations.

We are eager to connect our alumni with the campus, students and faculty through cutting-edge programs and engagement opportunities showcasing the many highly-ranked departments and the global, national and local impact of fellow alumni. Suggestions and feedback regarding our programs are always welcome.

For questions, please contact Jenelle Dean, Director of Alumni Affairs, at jmdean@ucsd.edu or (858) 246-0232.

Alumni Visionaries

Do you know a visionary alumni leader? The Division of Social Sciences is looking to recognize alumni who, through professional accomplishments and/or public service, have demonstrated outstanding visionary leadership. We want to know who is out there making a difference and how they are doing it!

Who are outstanding visionary leaders?
- change agents building a better world through professional and/or public service endeavors
- alumni using their social sciences degree in a unique way to make a difference
- young alumni demonstrating potential to become leaders in their field
- inspirational role models for current UC San Diego students

Have someone in mind? Nominate him or her today and help us celebrate the distinguished service and achievements of our Social Sciences alumni community! Self-nominations are encouraged.

Questions? Please email jmdean@ucsd.edu.

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Events & Programs

Alumni Weekend 2017

  • June 8-11, 2017

Are you ready? Alumni Weekend returns this June with a great lineup of events and activities to inspire, entertain and inform. Whether you live nearby or are returning to campus from another city, we invite you to bring your family and loved ones along for a long weekend in beautiful San Diego. Come back to campus, rediscover UC San Diego and reconnect with fellow Tritons. You’ll be awe-struck when you learn about all the great things your fellow alumni have been up to! Check out the events and register today!

“Facing Financial Meltdown: Reflections of a Central Bank Risk Officer”

  • Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
  • Sandra Krieger, Federal Reserve Bank of New York former executive vice president and chief risk officer

The Economics Roundtable Series continues an important UC San Diego partnership tradition between the academic and business communities by providing a forum for local business professionals and community leaders to exchange ideas and information with world-class economists and financial experts. View the 2017 series line-up.

Join the Alumni Advisor Network

One of the most common requests we hear from alumni is they want to connect with UC San Diego’s highly ambitious and motivated students to help them think through their professional aspirations.

The Alumni Advisor Network is a powerful new online platform that allows UC San Diego students to do just that ― connect 1:1 with alumni to help them on their intellectual and professional journey. Three ways you can share your expertise:

  • Career Conversations - Share your industry expertise and knowledge   
  • Resume Critiques - Offer feedback from a hiring manager’s point of view            
  • Mock Interviews - Provide the student practice for the big interview


Regional Clubs - There are more than 25 UCSD regional alumni clubs around the world. Maximize your alumni network by joining a club near you!

Professional Groups - Check out the Communication Professionals Network, Financial Professionals Network, Capitol Tritons, Educators Alliance and more!

Cultural Groups - The core mission of each of the UCSD alumni cultural groups is leadership, advocacy, service and philanthropy. Join and make a difference today!


Share your time and talent through volunteering with UC San Diego. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that's right for you.

  • Student mentoring
  • Internship opportunities
  • Leadership roles
  • Campus volunteering

View all the exciting volunteer opportunities.

Give Back

Alumni support is vital to the continued success of UC San Diego and its students. Every gift, no matter its size, has the power to impact future generations.

Your gift matters!

The Division of Social Sciences wishes to thank our alumni and friends who continue to make a positive impact.

Did you know?

There are over 160,000 UCSD alumni in 30 countries who are innovating, leading, dreaming and affecting positive change...

Including over 64,000 social sciences alumni!

Over 17,000 alumni stay connected with UC San Diego through countless engagement opportunities.

This year, over 7,500 alumni made gifts to support scholarships, research, discovery and more!

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