We are hiring Peer Learning Facilitators (PLFs) for this summer!

PLFs will staff the UCLA Economics Pre-College Summer Institute, a three week-long program designed to help high school students explore career options and expand their knowledge of critical economic issues affecting the United States and the world. The PLFs will lead small teams of high school students in preparing case study presentations that are relevant to the coursework of the program and provide general counseling to the students throughout the program. 


  • $21.42/hr 
  • Daily dinner meal voucher provided for use at UCLA Residential dining halls

Summer Institute Schedule:

Program Orientation: 

July 7, 2019 - 7: 15 pm-8:00 pm

Week 1:

July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 12, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Week 2: 

July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 19, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

Week 3: 

July 22, 2019- July 25, 2019

1:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

July 26, 2019 

11:00 am - 1:00 pm 


  • Must be Freshman, Sophomore or Junior status
  • Must be an Economics or Business Economics pre-major/major
  • Must have taken Econ 1 with a grade of A- or higher
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above

Attendance Policy:

  • Attendance at all above listed dates and times is mandatory. 


  • Students will need to submit an application and provide all required pieces of information to be considered

Application Due Date:

  • Applications are due by Friday, May 10th at 11:59 pm

Application Next Steps:

  • Students that move forward in the selection process will be invited to interview with PartnershipUCLA/Alumni Career Programs staff as well as staff from the Economics department.
  • Students will be notified of their selection status no later than Friday, May 31st. 

This Bruin Development Academy is a three session program for students interested in exploring Product and Product Management.  The program will introduce students to Product and the Product Manager role, provide actionable steps for planning a career in Product and feature workshops and discussions led by UCLA alumni who are current Product Managers.

There will be three 2-hour sessions in May, with each session led by various industry alumni.  Students who complete the program will leave with an understanding of key concepts important for the Product field and Product Management role and actionable steps to take towards a career in Product.

Academy Schedule:

  • Monday, May 6 (6-8 pm) -- Defining Product Management
  • Monday, May 13 (6-8 pm) -- A Day in the Life of a Product Manager
  • Monday, May 20 (6-8 pm) -- Actionable Next Steps for Aspiring Product Managers

Program Eligibility:  Students of all years and majors may apply.

Application:  Students will need to submit an application with the following

  • Resume 
  • Short Answer Essay Questions 

Visit the UCLA Career Center for their Resume & Cover Letter Guide that will walk you through the resume writing process step-by-step.

 Application Due Date:  Friday, April 26, 2019

Acceptance Notification:  Students will be notified of their acceptance to the academy by Tuesday, April 30.

Attendance Policy: 

  • Students are required to attend all sessions of the academy.
  • Students who attend all sessions will be included in a resume book that is distributed to employers upon request, receive a job reference or LinkedIn recommendation from a UCLA staff member, receive a program completion certificate and be offered a discount code for any LA-based General Assembly course or event.

This website is where you apply for the four core courses in the Value Investing Concentration:

  • ECON 168: Value Investing (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 167: History of Financial Crises (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 169: Applied Value Investing (Winter 2020)
  • ECON 187: Field Projects in Investing (Spring 2020)

If your application is accepted, we will enroll you in Econ 167/168 (Fall 2019), Econ 168 (Winter 2020) and Econ 187 (Spring 2020) directly with the Registrar. 

Please visit the following link for a full description of the concentration.

The Value Investing Concentration and the application procedure are described below. Please direct all questions to our Value Investing Manager, Humberto Merino-Hernandez @ hmhernandez@econ.ucla.edu

In order to further strengthen our finance curriculum, the Economics Department is excited to announce the academic concentration in Value Investing!

What is Value Investing?
Value investing is a time-tested and proven investment methodology that is fundamentally different from conventional security analysis. Founded by super-investors Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, Value Investing focuses on determining the intrinsic value of a company based on its current and historical financial statements. An investment is worthwhile only if there is a strong set of competitive advantages within the business and if a significant margin of safety exists between the company’s intrinsic value and its market price.

How will this concentration help my investment career?
A student graduating from this concentration will understand the full set of fundamental economic and strategic forces that favor or disfavor a particular investment opportunity. Thus, students will be prepared for a wide range of careers within private equity, distressed debt firms, and actively managed mutual funds. Courses are taught by our “Investors in Residence,” a series of guest lecturers including C-suite executives from some of the nation’s largest endowments, hedge funds, mutual funds, and private equity firms. Additionally, the core courses include “Financial Modeling Academies” where students hone their accounting, finance, and Excel skills through interactive modeling workshops.

What are the concentration requirements?
Students admitted into the concentration will be expected to complete the following:

Value Investing Concentration Pre-Requisites: In addition to the full set of lower division requirements for the Economics or Business Economics Major, Value Investing Concentration applicants must also satisfy the following before commencing the concentration. Students who intend to enroll in these courses concurrently will also be considered:

- ECON 101: Microeconomic Theory
- MGMT 1A: Principles of Accounting I
- MGMT 1B: Principles of Accounting II

Value Investing Concentration Core Courses (students accepted into the concentration will be automatically enrolled into the following four core courses):

  • ECON 168: Value Investing (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 167: History of Financial Crises (Fall 2019)
  • ECON 169: Applied Value Investing (Winter 2020)
  • ECON 187: Field Projects in Investing (Spring 2020)

Value Investing Concentration Electives –  Students must complete Two Courses from this list before graduating:

- ECON 106F: Corporate Finance
- ECON 106P: Pricing and Strategy
- ECON 106V: Investments
- MGMT 180: Real Estate Finance and Investment
- MGMT 126: Financial Statement Analysis
- ECON 165: History of Capitalism in the American Economy
- ECON 181: Development of Economic Institutions in Western Europe

Financial Modeling Academies

Value Investing Concentrators will also be required to attend four Saturday intensive Financial Modeling Academies covering critical valuation techniques used in the investments industry. Each academy below lasts approximately 8 hours and is taught by “Investors in Residence” through real world examples/case studies:

- Modeling 1: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
- Modeling 2: Merger Consequences Analysis
- Modeling 3: Leveraged Buyout Analysis
- Modeling 4: Special Situations

How To Apply – Value Investing Concentration
Application Requirements:

· Online Application Form (Submittable)
· Cover Letter (1-Page)
· Resume (1-Page)
· Unofficial Transcript
· Essay Response (1-2 Pages): Describe your academic and career interests, and explain how and why the Value Investing Program would help you to explore them.

Application Timeline:
· Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. - Applications Due

Application Review:
· Student applications will be reviewed by the Value Investing Program admissions committee.
· At the admissions committee discretion, phone/in-person interviews may also be scheduled.
· Students will be notified of their acceptance on Friday, June 21, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. via email. All decisions are final.


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