Career Impact

Ranked one of the top career centers by the Financial Times, the Parker Career Management Center provides MBA students at Anderson with highly valued career guidance and resources, resulting in 99% of students securing a summer 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

Consulting 27%
Technology 25.8%
Financial Services 13.9%
Consumer Products 9%
Entertainment/Media 8.2%
Healthcare 6.7%
Real Estate 3.7%
Energy / Utilities 1.5%
Retail N/A
Other 3.1%

Function Summary

Management Consulting 27%
Product Management 13.1%
Investment Banking 7.9%
Product Marketing 7.1%
Brand Management 6.7%
Corporate Strategy 6.7%
Corporate Finance 5.2%
Rotation Program 3.7%
Business Development 3%
Project Management 2.6%
VC & Private Equity 2.6%
All Others 14.4%

Industry Summary

Technology 29.8%
Financial Services 16.3%
Consulting 20%
Entertainment / Media 8.5%
Consumer Products 6.4%
Healthcare / Biotech 6.4%
Real Estate 3.71%
Energy / Utilities 3.7%
Transportation / Logistics 1.7%
Manufacturing 1%
Non-profit / Education 1%
Other 2.1%

Function Summary

Management Consulting 18.6%
Product Management 13.9%
Investment Banking 8.1%
Product Marketing 6.1%
VC/Private Equity 5.1%
Corporate Finance 5.1%
Corporate Strategy 4.7%
Brand Management 4.4%
Business Development 4.4%
Project Management 4.4%
Operations/Logistics 3.1%
All Others 22.1%

Career Paths

Whether you are looking to build and enhance your career or switch your path to a new industry or function, Parker CMC can partner with you to provide the necessary resources and guidance to help take the next step in your career. Below, find the path that best suits your current career ambitions.

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

See the recruiting, hiring and full-time salary trends for the Class of 2023 and internship data for the Class of 2024 in the official Parker Employment Report.

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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

Career Series

Starting with the summer and through Fall 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.


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 2021, our ACT groups included these industries and areas:

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

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

In addition, our International Career Advisor provides 1-on-1 advising support as well as numerous workshops and other resources designed specifically for international students, including liaising with UCLA’s Dashew International Center and partnering with a local immigration attorney.


Workshops and Panels

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

  • Behavioral, case, and technical interviewing
  • Beyond campus recruiting
  • Career conference preparation
  • Career path options
  • Job search accountability teams
  • Internship Academy
  • Industry and Function Alumni Panels
  • Networking

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 140 companies held interviews on campus.
  • Hundreds of companies review our resume book
  • Approximately 1,000 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
  • 43,000+ alumni around the world can offer advice and networking opportunities
  • Summer internships and internships during the school year provide direct work experience

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
  • VMock

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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