Riordan College to Career

The Riordan College to Career Program targets first-generation college students who are interested in preparing for internships and careers in management.  Its core purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate these individuals to competitively apply for and succeed in internships and careers post-college.

In an intensive one-week study to prepare students for internships and careers, College to Career students participate in various workshops, lectures, and activities to build on career skills training, career and academic exploration, and networking skills.  The curriculum is based on the following core elements:

    • Professional development activities
    • Self-assessment exercises
    • Graduate-level discussions and case studies led by top UCLA Anderson faculty
    • Job search skills
    • Guest speakers from top industry leaders
    • MBA admissions preparation
    • Mentorship

*ALL of the above is provided on a tuition FREE basis to Riordan College to Career Participants

The curriculum is geared to prepare students for a summer internship.  Therefore, all College to Career students are encouraged to have a summer internship secured by the start of the program.  Having a summer internship is not required in order to participate in the program.The sessions at UCLA Anderson will provide the necessary skills to succeed at a summer internship. In order to successfully complete the College to Career Program, participants must attend all sessions!

  • June 19, 2017 -  June 24, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full- time undergraduate student at a four year university.
  • Sophomore, junior or senior by fall 2017.
  • First-generation college student

Here is what a typical day might be: 

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am Announcements 
9:15 am - 10:15 am Entrepreneurship Workshop
10:15 am -10:30 am  Break
10:30 am -11:30 am The Art of Marketing
11:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Negotiation Case Study
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Steps to Becoming an Attractive Recruit
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Wrap up 

Still have additional questions after reviewing the FAQ'S?  Schedule a one-on-one admissions meeting. One-on-One meetings will take place over the phone during a scheduled time.  Please call the Assistant Director of Programs via telephone at 310-206-3597 or via email at