Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in the WE@UCLA Semiconductor Technical Training Academy will learn valuable skills from semiconductor industry leaders. In partnership with the Global Semiconductor Alliance, these hybrid experiential training sessions focus on exposing students to the wide variety of opportunities available in the semiconductor industry and strengthening students’ technical, analytical, critical thinking and communication skills to meet the challenges of today’s workplace. Through five 2-hour sessions taking place during Fall 2022 students participating in this program will walk away with tangible skills and a greater understanding of opportunities at specific semiconductor companies and the broader semiconductor industry. Guest instructors from Cisco and NXP will share their experiences and advice to help participants acquire and master important skills for the future.

To be considered for the program, applicants must submit a resume and one-page essay with their response to the prompt. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  

Eligibility:  Undergraduate Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors, who support increasing the representation of female engineers in the semiconductor industry.


A note on the application: Personal background questions help us to learn more about our candidate pool but will not be used in evaluating your acceptance into the program nor will your answers to these questions be shared with outside professionals reviewing candidate applications. Outside professionals reviewing applications will only have access to applicant resumes and essay question responses.

Application Deadline: June 10th, 2022
Notification Date: July 1st, 2022

Session Dates (Hybrid Program)

Wednesday, September 19th (6:00 pm – 8:00pm)  Virtual

Wednesday, September 28th (6:00 pm – 8:00pm)  In person

Wednesday, October 5th (6:00 pm – 8:00pm)  In person

Wednesday, October 12th (6:00 pm – 8:00pm)  Virtual

Wednesday, October 19th (6:00 pm – 8:00pm)  Virtual

To fully complete the program, all participants must attend all three sessions.


Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills from today’s industry leaders. These experiential hybrid training sessions focus on strengthening students’ team management, networking, communication, and other critical leadership skills. Accomplished UCLA Engineering Alumnae and industry professionals will share their experiences and advice to help Cadets acquire and master important skills for the future. Through seven sessions taking place over two quarters, Cadets (that's what we call our Academy participants) build community, sharpen job-related skills, practice interviewing for an engineering role, network with companies looking to hire engineering graduates, and clarify their own values, goals, and leadership style.


To be considered for the program, applicants must submit a resume and one-page essay addressing the representation of women in engineering. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  

Eligibility: UCLA Engineering students from any engineering major in the 2022-2023 academic year and who support increasing the representation of women in engineering. Incoming 1st year UCLA Engineering students are also eligible to apply by invitation from WE@UCLA staff.
A note on the application: Demographic and personal background questions help us to learn more about our candidate pool but will not be used in evaluating your acceptance into the program nor will your answers to these questions be shared with outside professionals reviewing candidate applications. Outside professionals reviewing applications will only have access to applicant resumes and essay question responses.



Application Deadline: 5/20/22 at 11:59 pm


All WE@UCLA Leadership Academy participants must be available and therefore agree to attend sessions on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Sept 24 (11:30 -2:00pm) In person session
  • Saturday, Oct 1  (noon -1:30pm) Virtual session 
  • Saturday, Oct 8 (11:30-2:00pm) In person session
  • Saturday, Oct 15 (noon-1:30pm) Virtual session
  • Saturday, Jan 21  (noon-1:30pm) Virtual session
  • Saturday, Jan 28 (11:30-2:00pm) In person session
  • Saturday, Feb 4  (11:30-2:00pm) In person session


If you have questions about the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy, please contact Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs by emailing our office at araymond@support.ucla.edu or contacting our office at 310-487-9915.

***DOUBLE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DELETED AUTOMATICALLY BY THE SYSTEM***
Students are encouraged to review this outreach presentation for program details and requirements: Value Investing - UBS Presentation2022.pptx


Founded in 2018, The Benjamin Graham Value Investing Program equips undergraduate economics students with an unparalleled education in finance and investing. Students participating in this two-year program will be able to understand the full set of fundamental economic and strategic forces that favor or disfavor a particular investment opportunity from both a theoretical and practical perspective. A cohort of 40 students is selected annually to participate in the following sequence:


  • Year 1: The Academic Concentration in Value Investing, taking place throughout the 2022-2023 Academic Year, is taught by real-world practitioners known as “Investors in Residence”.  This industry-based curriculum prepares students through applied research projects, financial modeling, and group projects in five core courses: EC-167 History of Financial Crises (Fall 2022), EC-168 Introduction to Value Investing (Fall 2022), EC-169 Applied Value Investing (Winter 2023), EC-106S Competitive Strategy (Spring 2023), EC-177 Field Projects in Investing (Spring 2023), & 2 Approved ECON electives (any quarter). Accepted students must take each of these courses in the exact sequence and timeline listed above. See Outreach Presentation Pg. 19 for a graphic timeline: Value Investing - UBS Presentation2022.pptx


  • Year 2: The Simon Fellowship Program, taking place throughout the 2023-2024 Academic Year, is a recruitment platform created to provide exceptional Value Investing Program participants with avenues to explore careers at hedge funds, private equity firms, and other buy-side roles. Simon Fellows participate in year-round career guidance, buy-side firm visits, industry mentorship, and leadership projects. Furthermore, Simon Fellows are eligible for the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program, giving Fellows the opportunity to take the Level 1 Exam prior to graduation.


Students who satisfy the following requirements are encouraged to apply:

  • Satisfactory completion of the lower division requirements for the Economics, Business Economics, or Mathematics/Economics Majors
  • Satisfactory completion of following courses before commencing the concentration in Fall 2022: ECON 101: Microeconomic Theory, MGMT 1A: Principles of Accounting I, MGMT 1B: Principles of Accounting II. The pre-requisites are strictly enforced and must be completed before the start of Fall 2022.
  • Non-majors are welcome to apply but are encouraged to complete the above requirements.


If you are interested in becoming a concentrator in the 2022-2023 Benjamin Graham Value Investing Program, we encourage you to apply on this page. **The deadline to apply to is June 3rd, 2022 at 11:59pm.** For any questions regarding the Program’s requirements or eligibility, please contact Humberto Merino-Hernandez ( hmhernandez@econ.ucla.edu).

Good luck!


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 program help my investment career?

 A student graduating from this program 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.

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 explore these areas.



Application Timeline:

 - Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 12:00AM - Application Live

 - Thursday, June 3rd, 2022 at 11:59PM - Application 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 24th, 2022 by 11:59p.m. via email. All decisions are final.








 

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