We support your career objectives, no matter how ambitious

 

Whether you want to switch careers to that dream job, enhance your current job or strike out on your own as an entrepreneur, we'll bring your professional goals into focus.

AJ Harris (’20)

FROM: Controller, Los Angeles Lakers

TO: Vice President of Accounting & Finance, Los Angeles Lakers

Eileen Korte (’19)

FROM: Vice President – Licensing, Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

TO: Vice President International Sales Development & Marketing, Motion Picture Licensing Corporation

Lew Emery (’20)

FROM: Operations Officer, US Navy Reserve

TO: Implementation Associate, McKinsey & Company

Keith Comeaux (’08)

FROM: Entry, Descent and Landing Verification and Validation Engineer, Mars Curiosity Rover Mission, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

TO: Deputy Chief Engineer, Mars 2020 Rover Mission, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Christina Waters (’08)

FROM: Director, Scientific Development, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

TO: SVP and General Manager, Rare Disease Programs, WuXi NextCODE; President, CEO, & Founder of RARE Science, Inc.

Elisia Flores (’14)

FROM: Senior Manager of Finance, GE Energy

TO: CEO, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Howard Hsieh (’09)

FROM: Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy and Analytics, Disney

TO: VP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Paramount Pictures

 

Meet the Career and Leadership Development Team

 

The key to what we do is ensuring that students leverage their Executive MBA to maximize not only their career goals but also their personal ambitions — be it super-charging their career in their existing organization or finally pursuing their life’s passion; we are here to support, guide and coach them on their path to success.

Tom Larsen

Director of Career and Leadership Development

Jada Black

Associate Director of Career and Leadership Development

Sydney Wharton

Manager of Career and Leadership Development

 

Accelerate Your Career

 

UCLA Anderson invests in our students’ success, guiding you to leverage what you learn in the classroom for real results in your career. We have tailored our career and leadership development offerings to fit the needs of executives, managers and other professionals. Our dedicated Career and Leadership Development team is available for advisement and resources from the day you’re admitted through graduation and beyond.

Career Coaching

Meet one-on-one with our Executive MBA career staff to discuss a variety of topics, including evaluation of job opportunities, application and interview prep, and negotiating the offer letter.

Career Workshops & Virtual Career Tools

Gain valuable skills and insights from experts. Popular sessions include personal branding, insights from executive recruiters, and negotiating your worth.

Career Reflect, Refresh, Reboot

Develop clear goals and an action plan to set you up for success in shifting industries and/or job functions.

Networking

Due to their senior status, most EMBAs find opportunities by leveraging their classmates, the Anderson Alumni, and their existing network. 

 

Reach Your Highest Potential

 

The UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Career and Leadership Development team is designed to help you get the most out of your degree. While every EMBA student has distinct professional circumstances, they all share the goal of leveraging their MBAs to take on new responsibilities, make broad strides in their careers, and excel as leaders.

Hear from UCLA Anderson's dedicated career development team below to learn about the flexible resources and support they provide to transform your goals into reality.

“I came to Anderson knowing I wanted to make a career switch and I immediately felt supported and set up to succeed in reaching my career goals. The one-on-one career coaching and career workshops have made me more polished, and I see the change among my classmates as well. The EMBA program is a disrupter: because of all the new experiences and interactions, your feelings about your capabilities will propel you to reach new heights that may not have been on your radar before joining the program.”

Keith Robinson (’18)
Co-Founder and Partner at E.D.A. Partners, LLC & Partner at Klaren Data, LLC

 

Access to Leaders in Industries that Interest You

 

UCLA Anderson’s Executives-in-Residence offers high-level, expert advice in their respective fields, which include finance, consulting, and marketing. These industry leaders meet with you one-on-one to share their personal insights and knowledge about the real-world dynamics of their respective areas of expertise. Some of our industry leaders include John Loh with Guggenheim Partners (Finance), Todd Senturia (Consulting) with Bain & Company, and Sasha Strauss (Marketing and Branding) with Innovation Protocol.

 

Leadership at Anderson Provides a Personalized Plan and One-on-One Guidance to Move You Ahead in Your Career

 

You can participate in our coaching program, working with certified executive coaches who provide a confidential perspective focused on your specific needs. Coaching sessions will help you develop emotional intelligence, grow your executive presence and influence, create and communicate vision and purpose, and prepare you for your next step in your professional endeavors.

 

Meet Our Executive Coaches

 

Tom Larsen

Jada Black

Jim Knickerbocker

Terry Hildebrandt