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
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:
- Resume writing
- Letter writing
- Decision making
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:
- Corporate Finance
- Energy and Utilities
- Health Care
- Investment Banking
- Investment Management
- Marketing - All Industries
- Marketing - Operations
- Real Estate
- Social Impact
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
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
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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