News at Anderson


 Monday, September 28, 2009

Worldwide Welcome Week Starts This Week Across the Globe

Worldwide UCLA Anderson Welcome Week is an opportunity for alumni to come together to experience and celebrate the prestigious and diverse network of UCLA Anderson people that stretches around the globe. Meet up with like-minded, successful and engaging alumni to share memories, as well as to exchange expertise, advice, contacts, referrals and ideas. The worldwide events are from September 26 to October 4 across the globe!

  • Los Angeles Welcome Week Reception
  • San Diego Welcome Week Happy Hour
  • New York Welcome Week Event
  • Orange County Welcome Week Event
  • Find a Welcome Week event near you!

Alumni Weekend is a Month Away, October 23 and 24!

Register Today! Alumni Weekend is on October 23 and 24. The weekend features a host of compelling speakers, including Lynda Resnick, owner of POM Wonderful, Fiji Water and Teleflora; and Professor Ed Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast, Chauncey J. Medberry Professor of Management.

On October 24, class years of '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04 and '08 will each be hosting their respective reunions. All reunion dinners will be held on the UCLA Anderson campus, with each class enjoying their own unique setting. Childcare is available during the Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner with required reservation!

Career Services
Resume reviews will be offered by Alumni Career Services on both Friday and Saturday of Alumni Weekend. Reviews of 15-30 minutes will be done on a first-reserve first-served basis. The timeslots are:

  • Friday, October 23: 10:30 - Noon, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Saturday, October 24: 8:30-9:30am, Noon-1:30pm, 4:00-5:30pm

For any questions about the resume reviews or to reserve a timeslot during Alumni Weekend, email

Conference and More
Additional breakout sessions include your favorite UCLA Anderson professors and fellow alumni in the business world. Other events include The Birkman Method, a UCLA Recreation Ropes Course, and the Saturday Picnic featuring In-N-Out Burger and Pink's Famous Hot Dogs.

Pink's Hot Dogs

Career Programs from Alumni Career Services

Communications Skills Webinar Series
Alumni Career Services is offering a series of webinars on a variety of communications skills so that alumni can learn best practices that can improve how they communicate in business and personal situations. Communications are a vital part of your career success.

Oct. 22 – The Persuasive Pitch
Oct. 30 – Leading through Influence
Nov. 11 – Listening Styles
Nov. 18 – Negotiation

For more information on the Communications Skills Webinar Series, email

October 7 - The Keys to Effective Leadership and Building Brand Equity

Greg Creed, President and Chief Concept Officer, Taco Bell Corp., and Anna Okhi, Chief Food Innovation Officer, provide insight into building brand equity with their experience spearheading the "Think Outside the Bun!" marketing efforts.. More...

October 8 - The Changing Landscape of Financial Services

Todd Maclin, CEO, Commercial Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co., will provide commentary on the current state of the financial services industry and how to move forward following the worst crisis since The Great Depression. More...

Bruce Carlin Explores the Science of Obfuscation

CarlinAssistant Professor Bruce Carlin believes that product managers commonly use complex marketing and pricing strategies to baffle consumers and boost profits. According to Carlin, consumers face particular challenges shopping for financial products such as mutual funds, mortgages and credit cards. More...

UCLA Anderson Lecturer Talks about Social Entrepreneurship

GreenblattLecturer Jonathan Greenblatt speaks about social entrepreneurship, his experience working with President Obama, and, which matches volunteers with service opportunities.

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