News at Anderson


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stay Connected - Update Your Profile Today!

The UCLA Anderson Alumni Network provides you with ongoing career resources, networking opportunities and reunion information. But it only happens if we have your up-to-date information!

Updating your profile is simple. Just login to the alumni database and update your information wherever necessary. For help logging in, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or (310) 825-9448.

Alumni Weekend 2009 a Success!

Connect and Learn at Alumni WeekendA record breaking total of nearly 1,000 alumni returned to the UCLA Anderson campus to reconnect with their school, visit with classmates and learn the latest business theories and practices during engaging conference breakout sessions.

To see pictures and videos from Alumni Weekend and the reunion celebration dinners, visit the Alumni Network web site.

Career Programs from Alumni Career Services

Dec 3 - Getting to the Top in Corporate Finance
This series explores how successful leaders in industry leverage the necessary knowledge and skills to get to the top. CFOs with backgrounds from corporate finance, public accounting and investment banking will share their tips and best practices for advancing to the next level in your career.

Speakers include:
- Bruce Alberts, CFO of Western Asset Management
- Steve Chopp, CFO of Pharmavite
- Roger Plotkin ('87), Treasurer of Beckman Coulter
- Dan Cohrs, CFO of Rentech (Renewable Technologies)

For more information on the Getting to the Top Series or other career events, visit or email

Get LinkedIn

LinkedInUCLA Anderson has expanded its LinkedIn Network to provide even more networking possibilities for our alumni.

We recently launched new groups keeping with the school's emphasis on these growth regions.

  • UCLA Anderson Alumni Network: Asia
  • UCLA Anderson Alumni Network: Latin America
  • UCLA Anderson Alumni Network: Europe
  • UCLA Anderson Alumni Network: Middle East and Africa
  • UCLA Anderson Alumni Network: Oceania

These groups have subgroups for countries where we have a concentration of alumni. If you are interested in these geographic regions, check out these new groups.

Take advantage of our LinkedIn groups now!

Dec 1 - UCLA Marketing Association Alumni Mixer

Join the Marketing Association for an evening of connecting and reconnecting on Tuesday, December 1 from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the UCLA Anderson C-Atrium. The night will feature keynote speaker Thomas Crahan ('02), National Manager, Product Planning, Toyota Motor Sales. Parking will be provided for alumni. Register!

Dec 2 - Entertainment Management Association Fall Alumni Mixer

Join the UCLA Anderson Entertainment Management Association in their fall alumni mixer at the Fowler Museum on December 2 at 7:00pm. The keynote speaker will be John Fogelman, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Register!

Dec 3 - UCLA Anderson Speaker Series

Jim Farley ('90), Group Vice President, Global Marketing and Canada, Mexico, South America Operations, Ford Motor Company, will give his keys to successful leadership, global brand building and industry innovation. More...

Jan 22 - Kick Conference for Women

The Kick Conference for Women is designed to inspire, empower and connect female leaders across generations and industries. Register before December 13 and save $25 with the Early Bird Special. More...

Be a Leader of the Alumni Network

Nominate!The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors is accepting nominations for the 2010-2013 term. Nominate yourself or another alum today!

The deadline is February 28, 2010. More...

Alumni Profile

Mitch Kupchak ('87)In this month’s alumni profile, we visit with the Los Angeles Lakers General Manager, Mitch Kupchak (’87), and hear how he balances expectations from players, fans and management alike and also how the Lakers include and conform with new media technology. More...