The Riordan College to Career Program seeks talented undergraduates who have demonstrated academic success and leadership skills, but lack exposure to graduate-level education. We encourage you to learn more about the Riordan College to Career Program admissions process through our web resources.
If you have questions about the application or program and you cannot find the answers on our FAQ's, please feel free to contact the Assistant Director of Programs, Veronica Ponce-Navarrete by phone at 310-206-3597 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DEADLINES
The application for the Riordan Programs 2016 College to Career program is now closed. The Riordan College to Career Program uses an online application process, and application decisions are made on a rolling basis. All applications must be submitted with required documents by March 14, 2016. Final Round decisions will be e-mailed by Friday, April 15, 2016.
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Currently Accepting Applications
First Round: January 8, 2016
First Round: April 1, 2016
1. Complete the Online Application. Upon completion, print the Application Summary Sheet and keep for your records.
2. If you cannot upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts to the online application please email them to our office no later than March 14, 2016.
The following information is requested in the online application:
- Applicant Background Information
- Personal Statement: A personal statement is required of all applicants. The statement may be up to four paragraphs. There is no required topic for the statement. It is your opportunity to describe how the Riordan College to Career Program can benefit you in pursuing your long term career and/or academic goals. Topics of discussion may include leadership potential, integrity and accountability, academic background, management experience, diversity aspects, problem-solving skills, motivation, and the ability to relate well with others. The personal statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the Riordan Programs.
- Copy of Unofficial transcript(s)
- 1 Academic Reference Contact or Community Reference Contact *If you are currently enrolled at a community college you are able to apply for program admission contingent on verification that you will be attending a four-year university by Fall 2016.
To be eligible, applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Full- time undergraduate student at a four year university.
- Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing by Fall 2016 semester/quarter.
- First generation college student.
- Applicant must have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement.
Admitted College to Career participants are required to attend all sessions. College to Career participants are expected to exhibit a professional demeanor and actively participate in class discussions, and all other program activities. Appropriate attire is required at all Riordan Programs functions.
There is no application fee. For all admitted College to Career Program participants, tuition for the summer 2016 program is free. Classroom supplies, materials, and food are provided for all session participants.
- What are the program dates?
- What does The Riordan College to Career Program curriculum consist of?
- What happened to the Health Care Management Program?
- How do I apply for the program?
- What are the daily session hours?
- What if I cannot make all session dates?
- Does this program apply to all undergraduate majors?
- What is a first generation college student?
- What if I cannot secure an internship before the program begins?
- Is any type of internship acceptable?
- Do I have to be a UCLA student to apply?
- Why are there only two weeks in the program? And why are they 13 weeks apart?
- What is the application process?
- What qualifications does the Admissions Committee look for in an applicant?
- What are my chances of acceptance?
- Can I save my online application and return to it later?
- How can I verify that my application was received?
- When will I receive notification of my decision?
- Do I have to submit official transcripts with my application?
- If I attended more than one academic institution, do I have to submit unofficial transcripts?
- Can one of my references be a professor?
- What if I forgot to send an item in my application materials (i.e. transcripts)?
- Can I drop off my application in person?
- What is the application process for international applicants?
- What if my application is incomplete?
- Can I call or email to check on my admission status?
- Is attendance to all sessions mandatory?
- Where can I find additional information?
- If I miss the application deadline, when is the next time I can apply?
- If I have been denied, may I appeal the decision?
- If I have been denied admission, may I receive feedback on my candidacy?
- If I am not admitted, can I reapply to the Program?
- June 13, 2016- June 18, 2016 (Tentatively)
- Professional Development
- Self-Assessment Exercises
- Case Study Exploration
- Job Search Skills
- Guest speakers from Professional Industries
- MBA Admissions Preparation *ALL of the above is provided on a tuition FREE basis to Riordan College to Career Participants
In order to serve a wider range of students, we revamped our program to include other industries. After much research, we felt there was a need at the college level to prepare students for the job market by giving them the skills to be successful in summer internships and teaching them how to use those experiences after college.
The online application for the College to Career Program is accessible by clicking on the above mentioned line. Items needed for the online application will be applicant background, college transcripts, and essay.
The program will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, times are subject to change with advance notice being forwarded to each session participant.
Due to the limited time we have with our College to Career participants during the summer, it is required that students attend all session dates. If for any reason you foresee missing dates, please take our policy into consideration before applying. Absences are grounds for immediate removal from the program.
Does this program apply to all undergraduate majors?
There is no major requirement, however, the program will focus on internships and careers in management and target business, health care, and engineering industries. In the application you will have a chance to explain why you feel our program fits into your academic and career goals.
No, you do not have to be a UCLA student; however, you must be able to attend all sessions. If your school schedule does not allow for your attendance you should not apply to the program.
What is the application process?
Recruitment for the program will begin on October 1, 2015. Decisions will be made on a rolling bases from then until April. All applications must be submitted online by March 14, 2016.
What qualifications does the Admissions Committee look for in an applicant?
The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants' prospects as leaders and their projected ability to succeed in, benefit from and contribute to the College to Career Program. Committee members carefully consider personal and academic background information, achievements, awards and honors, and college and community involvement, especially where candidates have served in leadership capacities. The Admissions Committee seeks to create a community of students who bring unique contributions from their diverse backgrounds and experiences and who will collectively enrich the educational experience.
What are my chances of acceptance?
Every application will receive the same treatment. Each year The Riordan Programs admits an extraordinary group of students. We have carefully designed our review process to ensure quality and fairness. Admission into The Riordan Programs is highly selective and based on a comprehensive review of all applicants. Applicants are advised to apply for admission as early as possible. Admissions decisions become limited by space and student mix. As such, late applicants run the risk of being denied.
Can I save my online application and return to it later?
Yes. The online application can be saved and may be returned to at a later time.
Do I have to submit official transcripts with my application?
No, however a copy of your unofficial transcript must be uploaded with your application. If you are unable to upload your transcripts to the online application please email them directly to our office (Veronica.Ponce@anderson.ucla.edu) with the subject heading being, "C2C - 2016 - Transcripts."
If I attended more than one academic institution, do I have to submit unofficial transcripts?
Yes. Please send unofficial transcripts from all academic institutions from which you have received a degree and/or completed substantial coursework. You should also include unofficial transcripts you want reviewed by the Admissions Committee (i.e. classes you have repeated, additional classes).
What if I forgot to send an item in my application materials (i.e. transcripts)?
Your status will be considered incomplete if you do not complete and send all parts of your application by the deadline of March 14, 2016.
Where can I find additional information?
Visit our web site at www.anderson.ucla.edu/riordan.
If I have been denied, may I appeal the decision?
No. We are well aware of the depth of investment our applicants make while participating in our selection process. Accordingly, the Admissions Committee reviews each candidacy with great care and thoughtful consideration. Our review process is extremely thorough, and all decisions are final. Thus, there is no process for appeal.
If I have been denied admission, may I receive feedback on my candidacy?
Each candidacy is examined with an eye to individual strengths as well as a consideration of the pool of applicants as a whole. Our review process is exhaustive, and our decisions are made only after thoughtful deliberations. We know that being denied admission can be both unexpected and disappointing. The most difficult part of Admissions Committee membership is not being able to admit the vast majority of highly qualified and compelling candidates. Denied candidates will be notified of the possibility of obtaining feedback only after the admissions cycle is over. Such feedback is provided on a limited basis.
If I am not admitted, can I reapply to the Program?
Yes. If you are not offered admission to The Riordan Programs, you are welcome to reapply for the following year. All re-applicants are required to complete a new application, including new academic transcripts, essays, etc. The admission decision will be based upon the new application materials received rather than previously submitted materials.