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June 8, 2012

Inspirational Alumnus and Social Entrepreneur Linda Smith, MBA ’95, focuses on literacy in Guatemala

Motivated to make a difference in the world, Inspirational Alumnus Linda Smith enrolled at UCLA and earned an MBA as well as an M.A. in Latin American Studies. Upon graduation, Linda began networking in Latin America, and ultimately focused on Guatemala , where she would realize that literacy was the fundamental requirement for change in that country. Linda developed the "Leaders for Readers" program, and, as part of her expansion efforts, leads a "Learning Journey" several times a year. To learn more about Linda, her organization "Reading Village", and the upcoming trip, click here.

2012 All-Anderson Commercial Challenge III


Eleven student teams created video commercials about UCLA Anderson and received a total of $6,750 in prizes. Judges included faculty, students and alumni. With 21,860 views from 25+ countries, these popular videos showcase the strength of Anderson’s programs. Watch these videos and read team bios here.

Celebrate the Summer with Alumni and
Student Interns

Save the date for regional events welcoming UCLA Anderson summer interns! Events will be held in:

Minneapolis (June 13)
Bellevue (Originally Seattle) (June 26)
Los Angeles (Santa Monica) (July 12)
Silicon Valley (July 19)
New York City (July 26)
San Francisco (August 1)
Burbank (August 2)

The Parker Career Management Center, UCLA Anderson Admissions, and UCLA Anderson's Office of Alumni Relations will be hosting networking mixers and we hope you can come join in the fun. Welcome the student interns, expand your network, and reconnect with your local fellow alumni.

Getting Your Message Across

June 25 (Webinar) - Getting your message across effectively is critical to your current role -- and advancement. In this webinar, Professor Bob McCann will discuss how to best define, structure, prioritize, and form your messages for different types of audiences. Handle questions in a confident, composed, and professional manner. Add power to your ideas, make your points memorable, strongly convey information and persuade the audience. More...

2012 Gerald Loeb Awards

June 26 (New York) -The 2012 Gerald Loeb Awards will take place at Capitale. Attended by the country's top business journalists, this prestigious program honors those who have made significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy. A discounted alumni rate of $150 is available, along with more information, by clicking here.


Professor Bill Cockrum to speak in Hong Kong

July 23 (Hong Kong) - Alumni will have a chance to meet with Professor Bill Cockrum when he will discuss “Entrepreneurship and Finance in the US and Asia”. Professor Cockrum has won numerous teaching awards, including recognition as the top entrepreneurial professor in a national survey conducted by Business Week. He has become a legend for the case-study entrepreneurial finance class he has taught for more than 25 years.
Click here to learn more about the event.


Make sure you check out the video recaps from Alumni Weekend, where you can hear the experts discuss the future of healthcare, entrepreneurs 'doing good while doing business', the business case behind making "Act of Valor,' and Professor Ed Leamer's Economic Forecast. Click here for all videos.



6/11 Costa Mesa, CA

OC Anderson Alumni Network - Open Board Meeting


6/14 Newport Beach, CA
UC in the OC - Natural Gas for Clean Independent Energy

6/14 Hermosa Beach, CA
L.A. South Bay Happy Hour

6/15 Ventura, CA
Ventura MBA Community - Building Lunch


6/15 Toronto
Happy Hour Social


6/19 Seattle, WA
Dinner and Career chat with Kathryn Ullrich

6/20 Los Angeles, CA
Jim Mora Breakfast


6/21 San Diego, CA
SD Alum Marketing Lunch


6/21 Irvine, CA
OC Lit Club


6/22 El Segundo, CA
Los Angeles South Bay Networking Lunch


6/26 Newbury Park, CA
Annual Happy Hour with Anderson Interns


6/26 San Francisco, CA
Anderson Alumni at AT&T Park: Giants vs. Dodgers


6/26 Seattle, CA
Seattle Alumni Mixer


> full listing of events

Parker CMC Classifieds


(San Francisco)
Sr Mgr Corporate Development

Guam Memorial Hospital



(Los Angeles)
Senior HR Rep


The Madison Square Garden Co

(New York City)
Dir Engagement Marketing

> full listing of jobs

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