All Anderson Alumni Are Invited to Become Guides in the New Pathway Guidance Program

Alumni Guides will identify and nominate a prospective applicant "Explorer” who identifies as underrepresented (Black, Latinx, Female, First-Gen, Native American, LGBTQIA or belonging to other historically marginalized groups), who has demonstrated resilience and grit, and who would benefit from a graduate management education. Guides will advise high-potential underrepresented prospective students on their paths to UCLA Anderson and the broader landscape of business leadership. Participating alumni will not only enable a more diverse set of prospective applicants to enjoy the rewards of an Anderson experience, they will enable our school to reshape organizations worldwide.


of monthly check-ins
with explorers
(1-2 hrs./mo.)

Quarterly Surveys

to track the progress and development of the program


What  Pathway Guidance Program Offers


StructureIncludes: Workshops on life/career balance: goal setting/self-awareness exercises in life and career, what is the return on investment, addressing imposter syndrome for understanding and aligning your GME choices with your authentic goals


1:1 guidance through the GME landscape from a graduate from UCLA Anderson


Belonging in a small, supportive community of guides who share similar experiences/questions about GME and career opportunities


Direct access to admissions counselors from all UCLA Anderson master’s programs


SupportIncludes: Workshops on financing GME, tips on essay writing and how to build the right resume for “nuts and bolts”
application success

What is Required of  Pathway Guidance Program Guides?

3-5 Hours Each Quarter
Willingness to participate in and learn from supportive, honest conversations
CommitmentsProgram Commitments Include: 2-hour Orientation (2nd Wednesday of September)
1-hour Quarterly workshops
30min -1 hour monthly check-ins with Guide
Participation in three 5-10 minute surveys