Individual Executive Career Coaching
All students have access to a dedicated FEMBA career coach available for confidential, one-on-one career counseling. FEMBA Career Coaches assist students with:
- Self-assessment, including the use of tools such as CareerLeader
- Tools to research industry and job function overviews
- Coaching on development of an effective career management strategy
- Skill development (e.g., resume writing, networking)
- Mock interviews
- Evaluation of job offers and negotiating techniques
- Career advancement strategies (for leveraging the MBA degree in one’s current organization)
Career workshops are held regularly each quarter and cover a variety of career topics including: career advancement, the career change process, job search, networking, interviewing and negotiating, and identifying, researching and targeting potential employers.
Executives in Residence
Executives in Residence are high level, experienced experts in their industries including banking, finance, engineering and technology, and are available to meet with EMBA and FEMBA students individually. These executives share industry insight and knowledge, provide students opportunities to engage in conversations specific to their industries of interest, give coaching to those students already in their fields who want to advance, and in some cases, reality checks to those students targeting their particular fields or industries.
Web-Based Career Management Resources
FEMBA students have access to proprietary web sites that include extensive content tailored specifically to career management needs of the working MBA student. The site includes comprehensive practical information, worksheets, articles and links to the most popular and respected websites and covers topics such as self-assessments, career management and job search strategies, researching and targeting the job market, resume writing, interviewing and networking techniques and negotiating the job offer. Students also enjoy access to many other career resource databases and online guides. The Rosenfeld Libraryhouses a comprehensive, impressive selection of business research databases with a dedicated section of its website designed specifically to assist students with career research-related needs. Rosenfeld also has a large selection of materials for the career management needs of MBAs.
FEMBA On-Campus Recruiting
On-campus recruiting is open to FEMBA students in their third year for full-time positions and to second year FEMBA students for summer internships through the Parker Career Management Center, for those students who are eligible to participate.
For students interested in making a career shift or job change, UCLA Anderson provides resources to facilitate, support, and coach FEMBA students as they develop their job search strategies, but the school does not perform a placement function.
There are numerous employer-related resources for FEMBAs, including employer briefings, company presentations and receptions which are coordinated by the Parker CMC, as well as an on-line FEMBA Resume Book.
Student Networking Events
Ongoing opportunities are available for FEMBA students to network with students in other Anderson MBA programs. Approximately 40 student-run professional and social organizations on the UCLA Anderson campus sponsor a variety of career activities, including speaker events, panels, round-tables, workshops and career nights for all MBA students.
Alumni Career Resources
Both students and alumni enjoy immediate access to UCLA Anderson’s online alumni directory, a powerful resource for job searching and connecting with alumni both locally and globally. With numerous search options available, our alumni directory is one of our FEMBA students’ most important networking resources. Other available resources include the UCLA Anderson alumni jobs e-mail list, and the exclusive UCLA Anderson LinkedIn Jobs Yahoo Groups – two exclusive Anderson groups that provide alumni with the ability to network, and distribute and post job listings.