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/Corporate 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.




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A Reflection of Success


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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



Interns' Mean
Monthly Salary


Internships Landed through On-Campus Recruiting


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


Signing Bonus
(71% received)

See the recruiting, hiring and salary trends for the Class of 2019 in the official
Parker Employment Report.




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


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.


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

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

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

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

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.


Our MBAs on the Move


Evan Scott ('20)

From associate at Citadel LLC in Chicago to investment Banking Summer Associate at Moelis & Company

Pratyush Kankanwadi (‘20)

From investment management sr. associate in Mumbai to Corporate Finance Intern at Mattel

Victoria Sikes (‘20)

From expert testimony associate at Ocean Tomo in Chicago to Fixed Income Summer Investment Analyst at Capital Group in Los Angeles

Vanessa Carvajal (’20)

From account executive at LinkedIn in San Francisco to summer intern at Google in the Bay Area

Iman Nanji (‘20)

From the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation to summer associate with the Boston Consulting Group

Daniela Ebersole (‘20)

From consumer research analyst at BabyCenter in San Francisco to ZS Associates Consultant MBA Intern

Nick Zimowski (‘20)

From management consulting at Accenture to MBA brand management intern at the Wonderful Company

Brian Gallagher (‘20)

From current operations officer in the U.S. Army based in Arizona to working in healthcare as a summer associate at DaVita Inc. in Colorado

DaJuan Bennett (‘20)

From management consulting at Accenture to real estate development and investments summer associate at Irvine Company in Southern California

Nailah Young (‘20)

From domestic pricing strategy at Delta Airlines in Atlanta to digital strategy internship at Universal Music Group

Jacob Krushel (‘20)

From director of business operations at The Dodo in New York to MBA summer associate in strategy and business development at Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International

Emily Mitchell (‘20)

From senior consultant at Deloitte in Washington, DC to MBA intern with the Office of the CEO at Cisco

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