Make Giant Leaps
 

Parker is consistently ranked as a top career center in student satisfaction by The Economist, and places 100 percent of students seeking a professional internship.

 

The Parker Career Management Center gives unparalleled support to help you accomplish your career goals. Our dedicated career advisors have developed a proven set of career management tools and practices for students to define objectives, strategize opportunities and make critical networking connections.

 

Industry Summary

 
Technology 29.5%
Consulting 20.4%
Investment Mgmt 8.3%
Consumer Products 7.6%
Health Care 6.9%
Entertainment/Media 6.6%
6.6% Investment Banking/Brokerage
5.8% Real Estate
4.1% * Other
2.5% Government/Education/NPO
1.8% Energy
1.8% Transportation & Logistics
 

Function Summary

 
Management Consulting 20.0%
Product Management 10.9%
Rotational Program 7.6%
Corporation Finance/Financial Analysis/FP&A 6.9%
Operations/Logistics/Supply Chain 6.6%
Investment Banking 5.8%
5.1% Business/Corporate Development
4.0% Investment/Portfolio Management
3.6% Brand Management
3.3% Internal Consulting
28.0% All Others
 

Industry Summary

 
Technology 26.8%
Consulting 14.4%
Consumer Products 10.9%
Entertainment / Media 9.4%
Health Care 7.1%
Investment Banking / Brokerage 6.5%
Real Estate 5.3%
3.8% Investment Management
3.3% Private Equity/Venture Capital
3.2% Public Sector/Nonprofit
2.1% * Other Financial Services
2.1% Retail
1.8% Energy / Utilities
1.2% Manufacturing

*includes Aerospace, Engineering Services, Hospitality and Transportation

 

Function Summary

 
Consulting 19.9%
Product Management 12%
Corporate Finance/Financial Analysis/FP&A 8.2%
Business/Corportate Development 7.6%
Operations/Logistics 6.2%
Investment Banking 5.3%
Finance/Accounting 5.3%
Brand Management 4.7%
Strategic Planning 4.4%
Private Equity/Venture Capital 4.4%
Private Equity/Venture Capital 3.5%
3.2% Marketing
2.9% Investment Management
2.9% Rotational Program
2.7% Market Research
2.4% Business Intelligence/Analytics
2.4% Real Estate Development
2.4% Sales/Account Management
2.1% Project Management
1.5% Merchandising/Retail Marketing
0.6% Human Resources
 

Career Paths

 

No matter what industry or function you’re coming from, Parker CMC knows how to get you to where you want to go. We’re deeply experienced with career switchers. In fact, among Class of 2019 internships, 86.8% switched either industry or function and 56.6% switched both. Below, find the path that best suits your current career ambitions.

Technology

Consulting

Finance

Health Care

Entertainment

Marketing

Social Impact

Entrepreneurship

Real Estate

 

Highest Ranked Among Our Peers

 
 

A Reflection of Success

 

They say you can judge people by the company they keep. These are just a few of the organizations that seek out UCLA Anderson when they need the perfect fit.

Career Services

Learn about the breadth of resources that make the Parker Career Management Center so successful in helping students achieve their career aspirations.

 

Student Stories

 

Bryan Wolfe

Class of 2020

“I found my academic internship extremely helpful. My goal coming to business school was to see the inside of as many different companies in order to get a number of experiences, and I think my academic internship helped facilitate that.”

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Oumar Toure

Class of 2018

“Parker has a really well structured program for students recruiting for consulting, you just need to "trust the process." I definitely took advantage of the 1-on-1 sessions to test my answers to behavioral interview questions and to make sure my resume and cover letters were in great shape.”

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Abby Williamson

Class of 2018

“ I did a bunch of mock interviews with Parker to prepare, which can be terrifying but extremely helpful in your job search. It becomes very apparent very quickly what you are good at and what you still need to work on.”

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Salary Snapshot

 

$7,532

Interns' Mean
Monthly Salary

45%

Internships Landed through On-Campus Recruiting

$122K/YEAR

Full-Time Employment Compensation (as of 10/30/18)

$30K

Signing Bonus
(71% received)

See the recruiting, hiring and salary trends for the Class of 2018 in the official
Parker Employment Report.

 

Resources

 

Our team of Parker Career Management Center professionals, including eight dedicated career advisors, has developed a comprehensive set of career management tools and practices for our MBAs. 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.

1-on-1 Career Advising

 

Each advisor is aligned with a function or industry, but all are generalists. As a UCLA Anderson student, you can meet with any advisor for personalized support in:

  • Industry and job function overview
  • Career assessment and development
  • Targeting outreach and informational interviews
  • Using the alumni network and other UCLA Anderson resources
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Mock interviews
  • Job offer evaluation and negotiations
  • Preparation for internships and full-time positions
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Career Series

 

During your first quarter, you will prepare for recruiting season with the Parker Career Series course, taught by the associate director of career education and Parker CMC advisors, 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 70 section classmates, with expertise in every industry and function. The programming is a mix of lecture, practicum, small-group breakouts and individual advising.

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Anderson Career Teams (ACT)

 

First-year students, grouped by industry and functional interest, meet weekly in their ACT groups to 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+ volunteer coaches are selected and trained by the Parker CMC and hone their management skills through this leadership role.

In 2018, our ACT groups included these industries and areas:

  • Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gaming
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • International
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Management
  • Marketing - All Industries
  • Marketing - Technology
  • Marketing - Operations
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Social Impact
  • Sports
  • Startups
  • Technology
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International Coaching Program

 

This program is similar to ACT, but tailored to first-year international students. Meetings address both a domestic and international job search and cover topics such as:

  • Overview of the U.S. job search process
  • Work authorization
  • Finding companies that hire international students
  • Partnership with immigration attorney
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Workshops and Panels

 

These occur throughout the year and feature Parker CMC advisors, second-year students, alumni and executives. Topics include:

  • Case and technical interviewing
  • Beyond campus recruiting
  • Career conference preparation
  • Career path options
  • Job search accountability teams
  • Internship Academy
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Career Opportunities

 

Hundreds of companies seek out Anderson MBAs by visiting campus, posting jobs and searching through resumes. We will help you expand your network and grow relationships with these companies, as well as with companies that may not have a large presence on campus:

  • More than 250 participate in our Campus Recruiting Program.
  • Hundreds of companies review our resume book
  • 2,000 job opportunities featured in the Parker Postings each year
  • Student professional clubs organize company visits, career nights, dinners with alumni and executives, industry and career workshops, and more
  • 37,000+ alumni around the world can offer advice and networking opportunities
  • Summer internships and internships during the school year provide direct work experience
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Parker Portal

 

Parker CMC’s internal website offers UCLA Anderson exclusive job postings, customized career guides and free access to such services as:

  • myCareer
  • Interstride
  • Vault
  • Alumni Database
  • InterviewStream
  • Capital IQ
  • Hoover’s Online
  • LexisNexis
  • CareerLeader
  • MBA-Exchange.com
  • VMock
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Reciprocal Agreements

 

We have reciprocal agreements with other top business schools in a variety of locations, including New York, Northern California, Boston, Chicago and abroad. When visiting these participating schools, you can make arrangements in advance to utilize their career resource centers for a day.

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