Before the school year starts, every student meets individually with a Parker advisor. Whether you are switching careers or looking to enhance your current one, we can help you create customized career development strategies and action plans, craft your personal brand, strengthen professional presence, and connect to employment opportunities worldwide.

Career Resources

The team at the Parker Career Management Center includes nine dedicated career advisors and has developed a comprehensive set of career management tools and practices for our MBAs. UCLA Anderson’s personal coaching services and Office of Alumni Relations work with our students to enhance their presentation skills and facilitate networking. As a result, our MBAs do not just become savvy full-time candidates and entrepreneurs, but are better prepared to become leaders and change agents. 

Career Advising

Students meet with advisors for personalized support with:

  • Overviews on industry and job function
  • Targeting outreach and informational interviews
  • Utilizing the alumni network
  • Résumé and cover letter review
  • Mock interviews
  • Job offer evaluation and negotiations

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:

  • Self-assessment
  • Resume writing
  • Letter writing
  • Research
  • Networking
  • Interviewing
  • Decision making
  • Negotiating

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:

  • Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Energy & CleanTech
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources & Human Capital Consulting
  • International
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Social Impact
  • Sports
  • Tech

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
  • Miami
  • New York City
  • Portland
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • 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.


Rosenfeld Library

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.

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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 42,000 strong alumni network are an integral part of your career preparation from the moment you start your MBA.

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Spring Career Fair

Each spring at the MBA Career Fair, small to mid-size companies across consumer products, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, real estate and technology come to Anderson in search of job candidates.


International Student Resources

  • Overview of the US job search
  • Work authorization
  • Targeting companies that hire international students

To learn more please visit the International Section of Admit Central


Career Workshops and Panels

Parker, corporate recruiters, and professional clubs conduct workshops and panels on a wide range of topics including:

  • Case and technical interviewing
  • Beyond campus recruiting
  • Effective networking
  • Personal brand on and offline
  • Career conference preparation
  • Career path options