FAQ

What is the Easton Technology Management Center?

The mission of the Easton Technology Management Center is to provide academic excellence and real world access and immersion to future technology leaders and entrepreneurs to succeed in diverse settings – from small starts to large global corporations.

What do you offer Anderson students?

We offer interactive workshops, speaker & panel events, and enrichment activities.

Click here to see upcoming workshops and events

Click here to see offered enrichment activities

We also offer a certificate in Technology Leadership, which students are eligible to receive once they have completed a set of requirements. 

Click here to see certificate requirements

What is the difference between the Easton Center and AnderTech?

The Easton Technology Management Center works very closely with AnderTech for various events and activities. The difference is that AnderTech is a student-run club, whereas Easton is an academic program geared towards creating technology leaders.

Am I eligible for any special benefits if I complete the requirements to receive the Easton certificate?

For students pursuing a career in technology, the Easton certificate will show potential employers your passion for the tech industry. Not only will you have an extra certificate to add to your resume, you will have a tangible validation of your passion for technology. You will also receive additional benefits in the program, such as first claim to priority enrollment seats in Mgmt 275 courses (and others). You will also have priority to be part of the Easton Industry Mentor Program which connects Easton students with industry professionals, allowing students to receive one-on-one guidance outside of a classroom setting.

How can I track my progress as I complete requirements for the certificate?

Once you submit your application, you will be added to the Easton Student Portal in CCLE. This is where you can find all of the information you need for the certificate requirements, upcoming workshops/events, enrichment activities, and most importantly, track your progress.

Click here to access CCLE

Do you have to be a member of the Easton Center to attend workshops and events?

No, all Anderson students are welcome to attend Easton workshops and events. However, Easton students will receive priority.

What happens if I miss a workshop or event that I registered for?

If you register for a workshop/event and can no longer attend you must notify an Easton staff member. After one missed workshop/event you will not able to attend any workshops in that same quarter. After missing two, you will not be able to attend any workshops/events that academic year.

Are there fees associated with the Easton Center?

No, there are no fees to be part of the Easton Technology Management Center.

How can I find out about upcoming workshops and speaker/panel events?

All of the upcoming workshops and events are displayed on our calendar and in the CCLE Easton Student Portal.

Click here to access the Easton calendar

Click here to access the CCLE Easton Student Portal

Who is Jim Easton?

James L. Easton graduated UCLA Engineering in 1959, after which he began working for his father at Easton Sports, the sporting equipment manufacturer. Easton has approached his business with the perspective of an engineer, a mechanical engineer to be precise. He knew the key to success would be to look into producing more products with the technical expertise and equipment the company already had perfected. And his constant pursuit of making the best performance and quality products — period — has made Easton a leader in nearly all sports where it competes.

A member of UCLA Anderson's board of visitors since 1988, he has been a generous benefactor to both the UCLA Anderson and the university. In recognition of his generosity, he was named one of the founding members of Entrepreneur's Hall at UCLA Anderson in 2005.

In 2008, James Easton donated funds to create the Easton Technology Leadership Program, to focus on the specific managerial and leadership needs of students with backgrounds and interests in engineering and technology. In 2015 the Eastons donated an additional $11 million to create the Easton Technology Management Center.

How do I apply to be an Easton Student?