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Programs & Events

HR's Events & Education team coordinates a variety of annual awards, programs, and other events aimed at recognizing our employees and giving back to the community. Some of these programs and events include:

Staff Education & Professional Development Fair

This free event provides features service providers specializing in development and education opportunities to advance their careers.

Staff Service Awards

This annual event celebrates Caltech staff members who have served the Institute for 10 or more years by gathering every spring to honor them in a special ceremony.

See the full list of 2015 Staff Service Award Honorees

Thomas W. Schmitt Annual Staff Prize

This prize was established to recognize staff members whose contributions to the Institute embody the values and spirit that enable Caltech to be the finest teaching and research institution in the world.

Take Our Children to Work Day

This event provides an opportunity for children and teenagers to explore future career possibilities and learn more about what goes on at Caltech. Take Our Children to Work Day is an offshoot of the National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® program. 

United Way Campaign

This campaign affords the opportunity for faculty, staff and scholars to contribute to the United Way’s efforts to end homelessness, support veterans, and build a better community through payroll deductions, one-time annual gifts and participation in a fundraising 5K walk. The kickoff of the campaign is a “Family Night” event, which provides dinner and a movie for the campus community.

Blood Drives

On-campus blood drives for the American Red Cross and Huntington Hospital are held every other month throughout the year. These drives are vital to the ongoing needs of the national and local communities.

Professional Development