Career Services

Our students told Bloomberg the Parker Career Management Center deserved an A+, and we'll always work to live up to your exacting standards. We're here to guide you through the many stages of your career search, helping you shape your résumé, refine your job search and transform your interviewing skills - making you the most in-demand candidate you can be.

100% Commitment

There's a reason students love us - we're here for you as you solidify your goals and step out into the world or make a career switch. Join us on a day in our life working for you.

A Reflection of Success

They say you can judge a person by the company they keep. These are just a few of the organizations that seek out UCLA Anderson when they need the perfect fit.

UCLA Anderson Corporate Employers

Student Stories

From Anderson To Everywhere

Whether seeking a summer internship or permanent employment, our students fan out across industries. From apparel to venture capital to computer hardware, our students and graduates are transforming the world around them with the principles of UCLA Anderson's culture.

2014 Internship Breakdown

Internship Breakdown

2013 Full-time Employment

Employment Breakdown

Switching It Up

When it comes to post-Anderson goals and ambitions, our graduates moved into industry sectors as diverse as our students themselves. In fact, the Class of 2013 moved into more than 40 different industry sectors after graduation. 11 percent launched a startup or worked at one.

Career switch graph

Resources

Each advisor is aligned with a function or industry, but all are generalists. As a UCLA Anderson student, you can meet with any for personalized support on:

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    Industry and job function overview
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    Career assessment and development
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    Targeting outreach and informational interviews
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    Using the Alumni Network and other UCLA Anderson resources
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    Resumé and cover letters
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    Mock interviews
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    Job offer evaluation and negotiation

These occur throughout the year and feature Parker CMC advisors, second-year students, alumni and executives. Topics include:

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    Case and technical interviewing
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    Beyond campus recruiting
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    Career conference preparation
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    Career path options

During your first quarter, you will prepare for recruiting season with the Career Series course, taught by the associate director of career education and Parker CMC advisors with the help of the second-year teaching assistants.

The course covers:

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    Self-assessment
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    Resumé writing
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    Cover letter writing
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    Research
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    Networking
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    Interviewing
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    Decision-making
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    Negotiating

This course taps the wisdom of your 70 section classmates, with expertise in every industry and function. The programming is a mix of lecture, practicum, small-group breakouts and individual advising.

First-year students, grouped by industry and functional interest, meet weekly in Anderson Career Teams (ACT) to review resumés, discuss industry trends, polish their networking and interviewing skills, meet with guest speakers, share contacts, and motivate each other throughout the summer internship search process. Groups are led by second-year ACT Coaches, who have successfully navigated the career search process. These 70+ volunteer coaches are selected and trained by the Parker CMC and hone their management skills through this leadership role.

Professional clubs, in collaboration with Parker CMC advisors, organize Day-on-the-Job events, which are onsite visits to companies worldwide. During the 2013-2014 school year, our students visited more than 50 companies in the following cities/regions:

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    Los Angeles
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    Orange County/San Diego
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    New York
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    San Francisco/Silicon Valley
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    Seattle
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    Boston
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    New York
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    Shanghai/Hong Kong/Beijing