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Easton Announcements


2018-19 Easton Center Fellows Selected

We would like to congratulate the 2018-19 Easton Center Fellows! Our fellows for the next year will be: Chenjie Ding, Madan Kompalli, Stevie Rhim, Gerry Sims, Taylor St. Clair, and Lisa Zhang.


Mentoring Meetings

Various mentoring opportunities come up throughout the year, so we'd like to create a list of students who are interested so we can match you when opportunities arise.

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TA for Cloud Computing & Big Data Tech Management Course

UCLA Anderson and Professor Blevins are seeking a Teaching Assistant to provide course support services for the upcoming August Block course on Cloud Computing & Big Data Technology Management.

This is course is a condensed course meeting for five consecutive evenings from 6pm-10pm from August 13-17 during the August Block.

This paid position will allow the student to learn from the materials being presented and discussed in class as well as earn additional income. Students who are seeking to improve their technology management skills and/or plan to focus their career on managing a technology-based business will find the role extremely valuable and are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send their resume via email to Professor Blevins for consideration. FEMBA student Brian Song is Professor Blevins’ most recent TA for this course and may be able to provide insight on the position for the upcoming Winter course.

Submit your Resume


Read New Blog Entry - "It Takes a Village to Fight Cybercrime"

Easton Center Reminders


Easton Certificate Requirement Tracking Document

We've updated the document with multiple tabs of information related to the Easton certificate: requirements, course offerings, submission links, and more. We are no longer using CCLE so you will be able to get all information/updates in this one document.

If you recently joined as a student and don't see updates for workshops or events you attended, you'll need to let us know, since we were not tracking your attendance until now. You can submit a list with dates using the link below.

Questions About Tracking

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Technology Management Discussion Forum

Message from Professor Kramer:

Dear Current and Former Students, I hope you’re doing well with your ongoing learnings and professional lives! Many of you, when attending and subsequently finishing one of my classes asked if there was a way to stay current on current tech developments and maintain a dialog on these. With the help of one of my recent students, Sahil Maheshwari and the UCLA IT team, have helped me develop a Technology Management Discussion Forum on CCLE. You are invited to join us on this Technology Management Discussion Forum.

Technology today is touching every aspect of a consumer’s life and altering the way enterprises operate everywhere. As we aspire at Anderson to Think in the Next, no matter what your leadership role or function is, it is evident that technology will play a key role in augmenting your domain expertise and skills as you lead into the future. This Technology Discussion forum is designed to be a platform for content sharing and constructive discussion around key areas of technology like Mobile, E-Commerce, Autonomous Cars, Artificial Intelligence, Public Policy & Social Impact etc. that are going to play a key role in shaping the future.

What is the Technology Management Discussion Forum?
This is the Collaboration Site for Technology Management Discussion for UCLA Anderson Students and Alumni. On this forum we will share the latest news and insights in various areas of technology that are impacting consumers, enterprises and society. As I do in my Technology Management and Global Mobile class, I will share relevant articles on the discussion forum and provide a platform for broader conversation between my past and current students.

What’s the ‘So What’ of using this forum?
- Keep up with the latest news and articles on various aspects of technology impacting wide range of industry verticals.
- Remain engaged in constructive discussions with other Technology Management and Global Mobile Alumni.
- Find peers with similar interests, share ideas, network and Think In The Next!

How is content laid out?
The forum is structured to have key topics listed on the left side of the site so that participants can navigate to the topic of their interest. Each section has its own dedicated discussion forum. Latest articles and content in each section will be posted on an ongoing basis and students are encouraged to share their thoughts, start discussions, share content and comment on other participants posts to exchange constructive ideas, articles and information with the group.

How can I share my ideas or content with others?
You can go to a topic’s discussion forum and add a new discussion topic. Alternatively, you can comment on thoughts of other students and engage in a fruitful discussion. You can also post new articles as part of discussion topics.

How often is new content posted on forums?
These forums will be regularly updated with latest topics and news articles as they are shared with students in my classes.

Is there a way to see all topics, articles and discussion forum on one page?
Yes. You can use ‘Show all’ on left menu navigation to list all topics, forums and articles at once.

Will I have access to this forum in future?
We are trying to provision it for both current and former students so that you can stay actively engaged and keep up with latest happenings in your topic of interest, learn from peers and participate even after you have completed one of my courses.

Can I subscribe to individual forum?
Yes. For example, if you are interested only in ‘Artificial Intelligence’ you can subscribe to that learning forum by going to Forums on left menu and changing the ‘Subscribed’ option to Yes for Learning forum of your choice. You can also set desired ‘Email digest type’ or RSS feed and tracking for any section to get mail notifications as desired whenever posts are made.

I don’t see a topic of my interested or have suggestions for improvements, who should I contact?
If there are new areas that you would like to see or have suggestions on how we can improve the forum please get in touch with Prof. Kramer via email with details on what you would like to see or improve. UCLA Anderson's Honor Code will apply always. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/Documents/areas/adm/web/AndersonHonorCode.pdf

With that we hope you enjoy your time on technology discussion forum and share insights from your own experiences while learning from the journey of others!

- Terry Kramer

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1:1 Mentoring with Steve Heckler

Sign up today for a 45-minute 1:1 mentoring session with executive Steve Heckler.

This 45-minute career-counseling mentoring session fulfills an Easton Enrichment Activity Requirement. Discuss topics ranging from job search strategy to career growth and career transition, to politics in the organization. Learn from an entrepreneurial business executive with extensive experience in strategic sales and marketing management, channel distribution, business transformation, and Internet-based business strategies.


1. Send a copy of your resume to The Easton Center and Briana Tapia PLUS 2 – 3 sentences about what you’d like to discuss with Steve.

2. THEN, sign up for any available time slot at Steve Heckler: Executive-in-Residence Appointments.

Not fulfilling the prerequisite requirements will result in removal from the appointment schedule.


Write a Blog Post for the Easton Center Blog

Writing a post for the Easton Center blog gives you a chance to share your knoweldge with your peers. It's also a great way to fulfill your service activity requirement for the Easton Certificate.

The topic can be anything you're interested in when it comes to tech, we don't have any requirements or restrictions. We just want to give you an additional opportunity to learn from one another and share ideas/success.

Please submit your blog posts to easton@anderson.ucla.edu


Free Tutorials on Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a web training site that offers over a thousand video tutorials on software like Windows, Dreamwaver, Photosop, SQL, photography, digital videos, and event marketing.

This amazing site is FREE for all UCLA students so be sure to visit and see what you can learn. You'll just need to enter your UCLA id and password to log in (not your Anderson id and password).

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New Easton Center Undergraduate Partnerships

The Easton Center has recently added three undergraduate organizations as our partners! Our partners are ACM, Bruin Ventures, and UBS. The goal of these partnerships is to build and maintain long-lasting relations with the undergraduate student population and be able to have some of our MBA students serve as resources and guides to them.

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External Announcements


Sr. Data Scientist Position at Ranker


Internship Opportunity at NBCUniversal


Internship Opportunity at FoxNet


Academic Internship Opportunity - ICCE, Inc.

Brief Description
* ICCE is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a Marketing Intern within our Marketing Team. This is the perfect opportunity for a business student or someone with sales experience who is interested in learning and assisting in the development of a wide variety of creative marketing strategies to produce significant results and help us to achieve our goals.
* 15-20 hours of work per week, able to start immediately

Preferred Skills
* Experience with online marketing technologies (preferred)
* International travel and/or work experience (preferred)
* Current enrollment in a related BS or Master's degree program with an emphasis on Marketing (preferred)
* 1 year of sales related experience (preferred) 

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External Events


[Thinkful] Thinkful Los Angeles - Coding Workshops

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Los Angeles learn to code and gain new skills in web development and data science. Join us weekdays at 6:30pm for free workshops, info sessions, tech talks, and happy hours focused on building new skills and growing your career. Our events are well-suited for both beginners learning to code as well as intermediate developers or data scientists looking to level-up. We're proud to be sponsored by Thinkful LA, the #1 rated coding bootcamp on CourseReport, who contributes a team of experienced mentors and career coaches to help out at events.

For anyone looking to become a web developer or data scientist, check out Thinkful LA’s Web Development and Data Science Bootcamps.

June Workshops
- Data Science for Your Vacation
- HTML/CSS Crash Course: Build Your Own Website
- JavaScript Crash Course: Build a Web App
- Intro to JavaScript: Build a Twitter Bot
- What is a Data Scientist?
- Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
- Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS

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[BCLA] BCLA Summer Mixer - Featuring CNSI at UCLA and the Bridge Institute at USC

Tuesday June 12, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Don't miss out on another opportunity to network with the biotech industry in LA. BCLA Summer Mixer is featuring our so important core sponsors: CNSI at UCLA and The Bridge Institute at USC. Join us and network with fellow academics and industry professionals over appetizers and drinks. Reserve your spot in the link below.

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Big Data Day LA

Saturday, August 18

We are thrilled to open registration for Big Data Day LA 2018, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at University of Southern California.

Big Data Day LA is several months away but we wanted to announce some exciting changes.

1) Attendance is free if you register before Apr 30th. Following the early registration deadline, we are introducing a tiered pricing model as follows:

March & April: Registration is FREE starting March 1 through April 30th.
  • May & June: $40 to register
  • July 1st until the day of the event: $50 to register
  • Students get 50% off using code STDNT (bring your ID card on the day of event to check-in) 
  • We believe collecting a small fee will encourage attendance, and having an accurate number of attendees helps us prepare and manage the event.

Big Data Day LA 2018 is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 18th, 2018. Remember to reserve your spot now for free.

More Info / Register Now

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