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Meet Chuck Saia, CEO of Deloitte's Risk Advisory Practice

Chuck Saia, CEO of Deloitte's Risk Advisory Practice will be visiting on January 9th and is available to meet with a small group of students from 3-4pm. Chuck will discuss Deloitte’s practice areas that relate to innovation and disruption, including Cyber Security, Regulatory & Compliance Risk, Financial Risk and Strategic Risk. He will also be interested to learn from students how this generation is thinking about what it means to be a leader in the age of disruption.

Please only sign up if you are sure you will be able to attend.

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TA for Mgmt 275: Cloud Computing & Big Data

UCLA Anderson and Professor Blevins are seeking a Teaching Assistant to provide course support services for the upcoming Winter course on Cloud Computing & Big Data Technology Management
This is course is a condensed course meeting for five Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm during the Winter 2018 quarter on:
January 6
January 20
February 10
February 17
March 10  

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 at John.Blevins@Anderson.UCLA.edu for consideration.  FEMBA Brian Song is Professor Blevins' current TA for this course and may be able to provide insight on the position for the upcoming Winter course.


Progress Plan Meetings with Dr. Mangals

Easton students are required to complete a progress plan and meet with Dr. Mangal at least once while working towards the Easton certificate. Please complete a progress plan in CCLE first and then sign up to meet with Dr. Mangal.

Update/Create Progress Plan in CCLE

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Volunteers for CES @ Anderson 2018

We are looking for student volunteers to help a registration tables during the CES @ Anderson 2018 event. Volunteering will fulfill your service activity towards the Easton certificate.

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Easton Workshops & Events


CES @ UCLA Anderson 2018

email : Webview : CES 2018 @ UCLA Anderson - XPRIZE, Kia Motors, and Walt Mossberg Confirmed
Thursday January 18, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Executive Dining Room
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing our lifestyles as well as way we work. Tech innovations are affecting our decisions on how we travel, our health and fitness, how we pay, how we shop and how we consume content. They are also affecting what work we do, what skills we need to continue to work and the future of work for humans and machines/robots.

Every business is a tech business today. Whether the business is in home or health, entertainment or retail, payments or esports, this event aims to bring a flavor of the latest innovations. The themes this year will include artificial intelligence, connected devices, digital reality, voice, robots, drones, biometrics and other bleeding edge technologies developed in faculty research labs on the UCLA campus; in startups in the Southern California community as well as in large global organizations.

In Los Angeles, come participate in the fourth annual CES® at UCLA Anderson, an exclusive event where you get up-close and personal access to leading-edge tech. A diverse mix of groups will be joining us to participate:
  • Progressive startups from L.A., Silicon Beach, and the UCLA Anderson community
  • Groundbreaking technologies and prototypes from labs across UCLA
  • Key exhibitors from the 2018 CES in Las Vegas 
Similar to last year, over 400 people are expected to participate in the talks and panels during the day followed by technology exhibits and a reception.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Walt Mossberg
Executive Editor, The Verge
Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, which has appeared since 1991. He is also the co-creator and co-producer of the technology industry’s most prestigious annual conference, D: All Things Digital, and is the co-executive editor of the Web’s most trusted technology and media site, allthingsd.com. >>Read More
Marcus Shingles
Marcus Shingles is the Chief Executive Officer of The XPRIZE Foundation (www.XPRIZE.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Peter Diamandis. XPRIZE is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models that utilize the unique combination of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest challenges. >>Read More
Michael Sprague
COO & EVP, Kia Motors America
Michael Sprague serves as the chief operating officer and executive vice president for Kia Motors America (KMA) - and is the central point of contact for all sales, marketing, service and product planning functions. From 2009-2014, Sprague oversaw over 20 new vehicle launches - more than any other automaker during that span - and Kia earned a reputation as an innovator in the traditional, experiential and digital marketing arenas. >>Read More
11:30 - 4:30 pm .......... Keynotes and panels on themes from the 2017 CES
4:30 - 6:30 pm ............ Tech Exhibits & Reception
Presented By
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
(310) 794-7092 
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Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Sunday January 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Lunch will be served)

This workshop will provide tools to be not only right, but effective as a leader, and will provide you with information to help you live a joyful and successful life.

Students will be able to obtain tools that will help them be more effective as leaders of multicultural teams. They will learn:
- Cross cultural communication skills
- Skills on how to motivate others
- Skills on conflict resolution
- Skills on ways to create synergistic team
- Skills on ways to build inclusive and respectful environments

About Jorge Cherbosque, Ph.D.
Dr. Cherbosque is a clinical and industrial psychologist, has been the Director of the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center for two decades, and is also an associate professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. An active and engaging speaker, trainer, and consultant, he works with Fortune 500 companies and groups from the Young Presidents Organization, World Presidents Organization, and Young Entrepeneurs Organization. He has published numerous articles in a broad range of scholarly journals.

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Easton Reminders


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


Track Your Progress for the Easton Certificate

You can use the CCLE Easton Student Portal to track your progress while earning the Easton Certificate - see how many workshops/events you've attended, how many overall requirements you have left to complete, check for any discrepancies between your records and our own, see upcoming workshops/events, and more. 

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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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External Announcements


Job Opportunities

DataScience.com provides an enterprise data science platform that combines the tools, libraries, and languages data scientists love with the infrastructure and workflows their organizations need. They have job opportunities that you do not want to miss!

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Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

In this 8th year of the competition, teams of graduate students from around the globe are invited to develop creative financial approaches to tackle our world's most pressing challenges. Teams compete for cash prizes (up to $15,000) and gain exposure to leading financial and impact investing institutions and experts. Ten finalist teams will be chosen and flown to London for the final event on April 13, 2018 to pitch in front of a panel of judges comprised of top executives in sustainable finance and impact investing. 

Key dates to remember:·        
Request a mentor by January 23, 2018·         
Prospectuses due by February 20, 2018·         
Final event in London on April 13, 2018 

Additional guidelines can be viewed here and below are a few of the stats from the 2017 Challenge that was held in New York. We encourage teams to form early and begin working on their ideas. We will be in touch throughout the next few months in advance of important Challenge deadlines.



"I'm a UC Entrepreneur"Alumni Opportunity

Are you a UC alumni entrepreneur with a killer startup? The UC’s Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship launched a pitch competition to highlight the innovative endeavors of our 1.8M UC alumni community. Record your 2-minute pitch video and fire up your pitch deck - you could win a chance to pitch to 600+ VCs at the Global Corporate Venturing & Innovation Summit held in Monterey, California in January 2018. Enter today and encourage your fellow UC alumni entrepreneurs to do the same!

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External Events


[BCLA] 3rd Annual Bioscience Talent Connection (Career Fair)

Friday, February 23 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
USC Main Campus

Are you a life science professional in academia, industry, or a student interested in learning about career paths in the biotech field and/or looking for local opportunities? Join us at our 3rd Annual Bioscience Talent Connection! It is a full day event which will commence with career development discussions followed by a showcase of local biotech companies and a networking session. Register now and take advantage of this opportunity to gain career development tips and to meet local biotech companies face-to-face!

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