Working with Industry

Industry Mentor Program


Easton pairs students with accomplished alumni and industry professionals who serve as role models and advisers outside the classroom. Professionals support future tech entrepreneurs and managers with priceless insights and personally invest in the advancement of our students careers.

Read: Easton Blog - The Value of Mentorship

Industry Mentor

Participating mentoring companies of 2016-2017

Industry Mentors for 2016-17 join Easton from the following companies:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • BCG Digital Ventures
  • City of LA
  • Cliffwater
  • ClinicalBox, Inc.
    CMO Partners/Marketshare
  • Corra
  • Disney
  • Early Warning
  • EasyDial
  • Entertainment Partners
  • Envien/Produce Pay
  • Feit Electric
  • Fingerprint Digital
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Just Fab
  • Melissa McVicker Cons.
  • Microsoft
  • NetApp
  • Perfect Price
  • Pull Experience
  • Qualcomm
  • Radius60
  • Raytheon
  • Search Optics
  • Sensay
  • SOA Software
  • Space X
  • Spark Netowrks
  • Techstars
  • Textpert
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • ValueLabs
  • VMWare
  • Whisper
  • Woven Media
  • Zip Recruiter

One-on-One Mentoring Sessions


Since 2010, the Easton Center has offered students more than 200 one-to-one mentoring sessions with executives from the technology field. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with executives and entrepreneurs such as Sue Baumgarten (’79).

Read: Easton Blog - Mentoring with Sue Baumgarten, UCLA Anderson's Faculty in Residence

Mentoring for an Afternoon


The Easton Center also offers afternoon mentoring sessions with executives. Previous mentors for these sessions include Mary LeBlanc, President & Principal Consultant at Bridger Val Associates LLC, and David Geller, CEO at Logical Medial Systems Inc.

Academic Internships


Academic Internships are an Easton Enrichment Activity designed to help students work with seasoned professionals on projects that can help them learn new industries, new skills, and develop additional networking contacts – with the goal of getting hands-on experience to help transition into a new role after graduation. Projects could range from business plan development to market research to product development, and they can be completed for the real-world experience on your resume and even course credit. This Easton initiative is meant to result in a portal to connect students with organizations.

As an example, last year six Anderson students participated in an academic internship at the UCLA Medical School and the UCLA Accelerator. Over the course of 10 weeks, these students were involved in valuing pipeline drugs for the UCLA Medical School. Later, they prepared an exit strategy for a digital diagnostic pharmaceutical invention.

"Easton's academic internship program is an excellent way of gaining entrepreneurial experience and understanding more about the tech start-up world. The workshops, seminars and wide variety of electives offered, all add to filling in any gap in skills and ensure you are always prepared to face the real world problems. I started as an intern with a tech start-up in LA and now am the Product Strategy and Marketing Director"

 - Geetha, FEMBA 2017

Students - to see current academic internship opportunities, go to the CCLE Portal

Companies - if you would like to provide an academic internship for our students, click here

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