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Being in the World: Careers in Tech

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Zoom,
February 14, 2023 | 6:00PM – 7:00PM PT


Curious how you could use your Philosophy degree to build a successful career in the tech world? Join us for a virtual career panel discussion and Q&A with UCLA Philosophy alumni who have careers in tech!


Find out what our alumni are doing now and how they got there. Walk away with real-world advice for how to approach your post-grad career.


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Meet the Speakers

Mike DeCarlo, Product Manager and Operations Director

Mike graduated with a BA in Philosophy from UCLA in 2009 and has worked in software since 2010. Starting at Facebook (now Meta) in a policy enforcement role, he quickly learned the power of data in asking and answering valuable business questions. Most recently he has applied his analytical skills to developing data/business intelligence software as a service (SaaS) and standardizing processes around the software product lifecycle. Mike lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two kids.


Elena Pogosova, Senior Account Director – Retail & Consumer Goods, Salesforce

Elena Pogosova graduated from UCLA in 2019 with B.A. in Philosophy and minors in Russian Language & Entrepreneurship. Upon her graduation, she kick-started her career in tech sales as a business development representative at Oracle. Currently, Elena works as an Account Director at Salesforce as part of the Retail & Consumer Goods group. Additionally, Elena mentors individuals interested in professional development and works on projects related to corporate diversity & inclusion. When not in meetings, you can find her traveling, trying out new foods, and reviewing new movies/TV shows.




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Feb 14
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