Creating a presence at UCLA Anderson, whether through sponsoring a student's extracurricular activity or an educational event, can bolster a firm's image and attract the most qualified candidates. A firm's presentation helps define its culture and priorities so that students have accurate and relevant information to tailor their job searches. Interactions between students and recruiters outside the interview room also provide an opportunity for the two sides to become better acquainted.
Career focused student clubs and the UCLA Anderson Student Association actively seek to increase student contact with the business community by sponsoring programs to help students explore professional management opportunities.
Anderson Afternoons are held on Thursday afternoons and have a different corporate sponsor each week. To sponsor an Anderson Afternoon, contact Donna Robinson, (310) 206-8890. The sponsoring company attends the event and meets UCLA Anderson students in a casual setting.
Each year, UCLA Anderson students participate in a variety of case competitions both locally and across the nation. At these competitions, students compete against other teams to find the best solution to a company's most challenging problem. Contact Lynn Fox, (310) 794-1245 for more information on upcoming competitions.
Career Nights are receptions targeting specific industries and management functions such as investment banking, corporate finance, entertainment/media, high-tech/new media, consulting, marketing, and real estate. Companies in these fields are invited to participate in Career Nights, which enable representatives to mingle with students and answer questions regarding their industries and job responsibilities. Career Nights are held in October, November, January, and February. Contact Donna Robinson, (310) 206-8890, for more information on how to participate.
Dinners for Eight
Companies host events where representatives from the company spend an evening with eight MBA students in order to interact with the students in a more informal atmosphere and share insights about the company and industry. Contact Donna Robinson, (310) 206-8890, if you would like to host a dinner.
Days on the Job
Days on the Job provide opportunities for companies to display their unique company culture and have more interaction with UCLA Anderson MBAs. Students observe the company environment and typical workday, and meet with a variety of employees. Host companies often conduct a brief presentation, followed by a tour of the offices. Many local Days on the Job events occur on Fridays, when classes are not scheduled. Some span several days, such as the High-Tech Business Association's Silicon Valley Days on the Job. To host students through the DOJ program, please contact Donna Robinson, (310) 206-8890.
Education Workshops are conducted during the academic year by the Parker CMC and by student clubs to help students in their job-search preparation. Topics covered include resume writing, mock interviews, and other industry-related subjects. Companies are welcome to have a representative speak to students about trends or developments in their industry; recruiting organizations are invited to participate in workshops and share the interviewer's perspective. Contact Donna Robinson, (310) 206-8890, if you are interested in conducting a workshop.
Applied Management Research Program (AMR)
A culmination of the UCLA Anderson MBA academic program, Applied Management Research (AMR) Program's Management Field Study provides another opportunity for companies to interact with students through a six-month consulting project. In the field study, teams of second-year students conduct strategically focused studies for firms (public and private, local and international). AMR brings together executives and students to define and solve strategic problems, enhance organizational competitiveness, explore business opportunities, and improve organizational and management effectiveness. Students work closely with faculty advisors on the project and receive academic credit. For more information, please contact the AMR Program Office. Email AMR