Parker Career Series
During your first quarter, you will prepare for recruiting season with the Parker Career Series course, taught by the Parker CMC advising team, with the help of second-year teaching assistants. The course covers:
- Resume writing
- Letter writing
- Decision making
This course taps the wisdom of your section classmates, with expertise in every industry and function. The programming is a mix of lecture, practicum, small-group breakouts and individual advising.
Anderson Career Teams (ACT)
First-year students, grouped by industry and functional interest, meet weekly in their ACT groups to review resumés, discuss industry trends, polish their networking and interviewing skills, meet with guest speakers, share contacts, and motivate each other throughout the summer internship search process. Groups are led by Second-Year ACT Coaches, who have successfully navigated the career search process. These 90 coaches are selected and trained by Parker and hone their management skills through this leadership role. This year, our ACT groups included these industries:
- Corporate Finance
- Energy & CleanTech
- Human Resources & Human Capital Consulting
- Investment Banking
- Investment Management
- Real Estate
- Social Impact
School Year Internships
Internship opportunities are not just limited to the summer between the first and second year at Anderson-especially if making a career switch. Students have opportunities during the academic year to become involved in organizations that fit their career goals and further explore their intended industries and functions, and find the best fit for their post-MBA position. School year internships allow students to readily expand their network, add bullet points or a new title to their résumé and potentially transition into a new company taking advantage of our proximity to countless small, medium and large size companies in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Over 25% of students complete at least one during their time at Anderson.
Days on the Job
Professional clubs organize onsite visits called Days on the Job (DOJs) in:
- Hong Kong
- New York City
- San Francisco
- Silicon Valley
- Southern California
Examples of companies visited: Amazon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BCG, Clorox, Citigroup, Disney, E. & J. Gallo, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, LinkedIn, Mattel, Morgan Stanley, Pandora, Prophet, Salesforce, Tiffany’s, Visa and Warner Brothers.
With over 100 databases, nearly 2,800 journals, periodicals and newspapers, and 157,000 volumes on business and management, the Rosenfeld Library will provide you with access to all of the most current data to succeed in class and with your career.
Whether you are looking for help finding reserve materials, locating an op-ed in a recent copy of The Wall Street Journal, trade publication, or devising a sophisticated research strategy using proprietary databases, our expert team of librarians is here to assist you in your academic and career focused projects.
Parker Portal and myCareer
Parker's internal websites house job search tools for students including:
- UCLA Anderson-exclusive job postings
- Customized career guides
- Free access to paid subscription services such as FirstHand and WetFeet
We also developed an on-the-go, interactive eBook that includes comprehensive information on the career search process and the industries and functions that UCLA Anderson students have pursued.
Alumni are accessible directly through the alumni database and are enthusiastic about sharing their time, energy and resources. Many mentor individual students and return to campus as guest speakers and as insider advocates during corporate recruiting events.
Our 39,000 strong alumni network are an integral part of your career preparation from the moment you start your MBA.