>>Career Resources

1-on-1 Career Advising

You have access to our career advisors and executives-in-residence who will help you with:

  • Industry and job function overview
  • Career assessment and development
  • Targeting outreach and informational interviews
  • Using the alumni network and other UCLA Anderson resources
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Mock interviews
  • Job offer evaluation and negotiations

Workshops & Panels

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

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

Career Series

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

The course covers:  

  • Self-assessment
  • Resume writing
  • Letter writing
  • Research 
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Decision-making
  • 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.

Anderson Career Teams (ACT)

Teams of first-year students grouped by industry or function are led by more than 60 volunteer second-year coaches who have successfully navigated the career search process and Parker CMC advisors. Teams work together to:

  • Learn/discuss industry trends
  • Review resumes
  • Polish networking and interviewing skills
  • Share contacts
  • Motivate each other throughout the summer internship search process

Internatinoal Coaching Program

This program is similar to ACT, but tailored to first-year international students. Meetings address both a domestic and international job search and cover topics such as:

  • Overview of the U.S.-job search
  • Work authorization
  • Finding companies that hire international students 

Career Opportunities

Hundreds of companies seek out Anderson MBAs by visiting campus, posting jobs and searching through resumes. We will help you expand your network and grow relationships with these companies, as well as with companies that may not have a large presence on campus:

  • More than 250 participate in our Campus Recruiting Program.
  • Hundreds of companies review our resume book
  • 3,000 job opportunities featured in the Parker Postings each year
  • Student professional clubs organize company visits, career nights, dinners with alumni and executives, industry and career workshops, etc.
  • 37,000+ alumni around the world can offer advice and networking opportunities
  • Summer internships and internships during the school year provide direct work experience

Parker Portal

Our internal website offers UCLA Anderson exclusive job postings, customized career guides and free access to such services as:

  • myCareer
  • Bloomberg
  • Vault
  • Wetfeet
  • Alumni Database
  • Bruinvine
  • InterviewStream
  • Capital IQ
  • Hoover's Online
  • LexisNexis
  • CareerLeader
  • Myers-Briggs
  • REIS
  • Global Workplace
  • Going Global

Reciprocal Agreements

We have reciprocal agreements with other top business schools in a variety of locations including New York, Northern California, Boston, Chicago and abroad. When visiting these participating schools, you can utilize their career resource centers.

Days on the Job

Professional clubs organize Day-on-the-Job events, which are onsite visits to companies worldwide. During the 2012-2013 school year, our students have visited more than 50 companies in the following cities/regions:

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