OC Fellows

Our Program

OC Fellows is a two-year program for young professionals that offers quarterly Development and Social Events. We also offer engagement with Community and unique opportunities to attend other career centered events

OC Fellows Development & Learning Events:

Our Learning Events are focused on leadership development, career growth and skill building.
It is also an opportunity to network and create connections.

DEVELOPMENT EVENT

November 2022

  • Discussion of Clifton Strengths Assessment results with Susan Chang, Talent & Human Resources Leader, Certified Strengths Coach, Adjunct Leadership Faculty, Chapman University
  • Hosted by Irvine Company at UCI Research Park
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

Bonus Opportunity October 2022

Operate Studio Panel

  • Carey Ransom & Kyle Kamrooz discuss their venture capital studio and the startup and entrepreneur community of Orange County
  • Partner event with UCI LEADS students from Paul Merage School of Business, Chapman University Students, Youth Hispanic Chamber of Santa Ana
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

August 2022

  • Welcome Class of 2022.
  • Nitya Kirat, YOSD Consulting on Memory Blocking, Elevator Pitch, and introductions
  • Kris De Pedro, Ph.D. on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  
  • Hosted by Irvine Company at UCI Research Park
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

June 2022

  • CEO Spotlight – Juliana Elstad, CEO and President, Vibrato Medical, Inc. 
  • Emotional Intelligence workshop with Manisha Dhawan, MPath Coaching
  • Device Alliance Young Professionals were invited for a partner event 
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

February 2022

  • CEO Spotlight – Ike Kavas, CEO and Founder, Ephesoft, Inc.
  • Developing public speaking skills and using improvisation with Dayna Gowan, Content and Community Manager, Speakers Alliance  
  • Discussion on expanding our high school mentor program 
  • Hosted by Irvine Company at UCI Research Park/Conference Center
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

December 2021

  • Case Assignment on how to retain Millennials and Gen Z talent 
  • TeamSight Assessment – with Chris Gordon, Identifying strengths and understanding how we work in teams, using behavioral diversity to build high-performing teams
  • Hosted by Leatherby Entrepreneurial Center, Chapman University
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

November 2021

  • Lorenzo Santos, Entrepreneur, Advisor, Growth/GTM
  • Isabella Zelinger, Commercial Real Estate Advisor, Cresa
  • Skill development and CEO Spotlight – Nancy Soni, CEO/Co-Founder, PathMatch
  • Hosted by Leatherby Entrepreneurial Center, Chapman University
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

September 2021

  • Virtual event
  • CEO Spotlight with Annette Walker, CEO, City of Hope
  • The Orange Fellows learned about the career story of Annette Walker. She shared her path and the difficulties she encountered. She provided career advice as well as engage in Q and A with the fellows
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

August 2021

  • CEO Spotlight with Libby Duane Adams, Chief Advocacy Officer, Co-Founder, Alteryx
  • TeamSight Assessment – with Bob Bernatz and Doug Wilson, Identifying strengths and understanding how we work in teams, using behavioral diversity to build high-performing teams
  • Discussion of High School Mentor program and launching our pilot 
  • Hosted by Irvine Company at 620 Newport Center Drive
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

August 2021

  • Introductory Learning Event for new cohort
  • The creation of CEO Leadership Alliance Introduction with Doug Wilson, Chairman, CLA
  • Being Interested and Interesting with Nitya Kirat
  • Orange Fellows introduction to each other 
  • Carey Ransom and Peggy Wolff introducing the Orange Fellowship program; our two years ahead and expectations
  • Hosted by Irvine Company at 620 Newport Center Drive
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

June 2021 – Special Event

  • Virtual event 
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)Mentor Training for all fellows 
  • To prepare for our Community/Service Learning pilot we offered all Orange Fellows the opportunity to learn from Western Youth Services the Adverse Childhood Experiences training
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

May 2021

  • Case Assignment on Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Orange County
  • Breakout Groups generated ideas and shared results
  • Being Interested and Interesting with Nitya Kirat
  • Hosted by Irvine Company at The Commons
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

February 2021

  • Virtual Event 
  • CEO Spotlight with Julie Hill, Member Board of Directors, Anthem, Board of Trustees, UCI
  • CEO Spotlight with Shomi Nachman, Company Group Chairman, Cardiovascular Specialty Solutions and Johnson and Johnson Vision 
  • The Orange Fellows learned about the career story of each of these CEO’s. The CEOs share their path and the difficulties they have encountered. The CEOs provide career advice as well as engage in Q and A with the fellows
  • Developing your own personal brand, presented by Lauren Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer, ThoughtExchange 
DEVELOPMENT EVENT

November 2020

  • How CEO Leadership Alliance was created and Finding your Purpose with Doug Wilson, Chairman CLA
  • Launched: Start Your Career Right after College, Even During a Pandemic, Rob Feinstein spoke to our fellows about career growth
  • Carey Ransom and Peggy Wolff introducing the Orange Fellowship program; our two years ahead and expectations 
  • Hosted by The Met in Costa Mesa

OC Fellows Social Events

OC Fellows engage in quarterly social events, hosted at different locations around Orange County. This includes restaurants and activities.

SOCIAL EVENT

October 2022 – SteelCraft, Garden Grove Cohort 2, 3 & Alumni

SOCIAL EVENT

September 2022 – Graduation Luncheon –  Class of 2020

SOCIAL EVENT

July 2022 – Chapman Crafted Beer, Launch of Class of 2022

SOCIAL EVENT

April 2022 – Bowling at Bowlero, Tustin

SOCIAL EVENT

January 2022 – Saturday Brunch at Social, Costa Mesa

SOCIAL EVENT

October 2021 – BossCat Kitchen and Libations in Newport Beach

SOCIAL EVENT

July 2021 – SteelCraft Garden Grove

SOCIAL EVENT

April 2021 – Twenty Eight Restaurant Newport Beach

SOCIAL EVENT

Winter 2020 – Virtual events

  • Happy Hours to connect and get to know each other (due to covid)
SOCIAL EVENT

October 2020- Dinner and Drinks event at The Commons

  • Herb and Ranch Restaurant 
  • Hosted by Irvine Company

OC Fellows – Community

OC Fellows partner with Anaheim Union High School District to provide mentoring opportunities for high school students.

Anaheim Union High School District Mentor program

November 2022

  • College and Career Speed Networking event 
  • Hosted at Anaheim District Headquarters
  • Evening Event

Small Group Mentor event, Savanna High School

April & May 2022

OC Fellows met with AVID students at Savanna High School to talk about future plans, college majors, and summer experiences.

Large Group mentor event

April 2022

OC Fellows will offer two events, one for Magnolia students and one for Savanna High School students to create connections at a luncheon, and then share skills and experiences as mentors. OC Fellows engaged in Mock Interviews with the students for the April Mentor Events.

Large Group mentor event

February 2022

OC Fellows will offer two events, one for Magnolia students and one for Savanna High School students to create connections at a luncheon, and then share skills and experiences as mentors

Large Group mentor event

October 2021

  • 50 Magnolia High School sophomores and juniors join 20 OC Fellows for lunch and skill building. 
  • 50 Savanna High School sophomores and juniors joined our OC Fellows for lunch and skill building 
  • OC Fellows presented on interview skills; what to wear and how to engage, and what to do after an interview