Career Impact

Wherever you want your career to go,
we'll help you get there.

Enhance Your Career
Change Careers
Be An Entrepreneur

Ways To Make An Impact

"Without the UCLA Anderson network, I wouldn't be where I am today. I wanted to transition into marketing, and, after replying to a job posting, I was on my way. It turned out the job-poster’s husband not only went to Anderson, he sat right behind me! Now, I'm in the theatrical new release marketing department at Warner Bros. I'm continually impressed with how strong Anderson's network is!"

"I chose UCLA Anderson for the high tech and entrepreneurial culture; my experience exceeded my high expectations. Coming to UCLA Anderson materially changed the way I think, connected me to a powerful network and enabled me to make a major career transition from IT audit to product management. The FEMBA program gave me the flexibility to take meaningful internships and provided continuous support from an amazing career center."

"Executive-in-Residence Paul Checketts has been an amazing coach, and I wouldn't have landed this great job with Capital Group without him. He guided me through the process and helped to navigate in a very competitive industry. His continuous coaching and support helped me land a summer internship at JP Morgan Private Bank. Paul encouraged me, suggested how to resolve difficult situations and provided feedback about my skills to the potential employers."

"Within a few months of merely being accepted into the FEMBA program, my career took a dramatic step up. I was able to leverage my FEMBA acceptance and pending MBA degree in job applications and interviews. I was quickly offered a position that resulted in a 50 percent raise. Before my first class at Anderson, the career transformation I was hoping for had already happened."

"A product-management summer internship for a large medical device company was an opportunity I could not pass up. It truly made a significant impact on my career. After my internship, I received a full-time offer for after graduation. Because I had time off, I decided to try out Healthcare Consulting, and received additional offers from three consulting companies. I could not be more pleased with how FEMBA impacted my career."

"I started my current company just before school started and the timing could not have been better. Being able to apply right away what I learned in class and from my classmates is absolutely invaluable."

"I’m happy to say that I didn’t have to wait until graduation for my senior management to take notice – they knew that my network was growing and that many new opportunities would be coming my way, so they offered me a promotion to show me that they support and value my personal and professional development.”

Dedicated Career Services

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FEMBA students benefit from their own dedicated Career Services team designed to help mid-career professionals develop lifelong career-management skills and optimize their potential.

Career Coaching

Students have access to a dedicated FEMBA career coach available for confidential, one-on-one career counseling.
FEMBA career coaches help you reach higher by:

 

Career Workshops

Career Advancement
Career Change Process
Job Search
Networking
Interviewing
& Negotiating
Targeting
Potential
Employers
 

Our Career Coaches

FEMBA has a dedicated team of coaches to guide you on your current trajectory or your career switch. From guidance with your résumé to suggesting important recruiting events in your field, they’ll make sure you present yourself as the most attractive candidate to recruiters. They also help with pre-interview preparation, while showing you best practices and successful interviewing tactics. When offer letters come, our coaches can help with the negotiation and counteroffer process. Best of all, they’re some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet!

Susan Cowell

Associate Director &
FEMBA Career Coach


Gordon Hill

Associate Director &
FEMBA Career Coach

 
 

Executives In-Residence

UCLA Anderson’s Executives-in-Residence offer high-level, expert advice in their respective fields, including banking, finance, engineering, technology and more. These industry leaders are available to meet with FEMBA students in a one-on-one setting to share their personal insights and knowledge about the real-world dynamics of their respective areas of expertise. Executives-in-Residence also provide coaching and constructive criticism to students who want to advance in their current fields or embark into new ones.

Susan Baumgarten

Executive-in-Residence
Technology and Leadership


Paul Checketts

Executive Director
JP Morgan Private Banking


John Loh

Senior Vice President
Risk and Controls


Todd Senturia

Partner, Los Angeles
Bain & Company


Sasha Strauss

Managing Director & Chief Strategist, Innovation Protocol

 

On-Campus Recruiting

UCLA Anderson’s on-campus recruiting services are available to:

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    Second-year FEMBA students for summer internships through the Parker Career Management Center (subject to eligibility).
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    Third-year FEMBA students for full-time positions.
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Web-Based Resources

FEMBA students have full access to UCLA Anderson’s proprietary web-based career-management resources. These online repositories provide a wealth of content specifically targeted to the needs of Fully Employed MBA students, including:

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    Comprehensive practical information
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    Worksheets
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    Articles
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    Databases
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    Online Guides
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    Relevant Links

The Anderson Network

FEMBA students and alumni enjoy full access to UCLA Anderson’s online alumni directory for both job searches and for connecting with local and international alumni. The directory provides a number of customizable search options to help FEMBA students take full advantage of this important networking resource.