Ends on January 24, 2018
UCLA wants you to feel ready and confident to meet the next adventure after graduation. The Job Ready Bucket List is a virtual training program dedicated to strengthening your professional toolkit, while guiding you to check off those to-do’s you’ve been meaning to get to. 

Being “job ready” doesn’t mean you have to have a job. It means having the comfort and confidence to start the next phase, whether that’s a job, grad school, a year of service or whatever comes next for you. 

Program participants graduate with a vetted resume, networking assistance, and tailored support for using your specific major to meet your personal and professional goals. You will also network with guests from an accomplished pool of alumni and friends who will share their experiences and professional advice. This is the unique differentiator of this program - as a Job Ready Bucket List member, you'll have access to alumni at the companies, organizations and universities you're interested in. Those alumni will review your resume and more to ensure you are well positioned to succeed.

This program is tailored to fit those that have varying schedules and are looking for ways to further their professional development. 

This program is open to:
  • Students of all majors
  • Students who are interested in jobs, internships, fellowships, grad school, a gap year, and/or a year of service after graduation
  • This program is designed for seniors, but is open to dedicated students of all years
Program incentives:
Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion, inclusion in a resume book delivered to recruiters from a targeted variety of industries, and a professional reference from program staff.

Program Details:

Location: This program takes place mostly online. Students will receive training via email and send in short assignments via email. Students will also be required to attend two professional events of their own choosing (many options at varying dates and times will be provided). Optional weekly in-person discussions will take place on Tuesdays from 12-1pm in Haines Hall. While the in-person commitment is low, we are looking for participants that will take this opportunity seriously, and be present through digital mediums. 

Dates: The Job Ready Bucket List begins Wednesday January 17 (Week 2) and Friday February 16 (Week 6).

All other logistical information will be provided once applicants have been selected into the program.

Application Deadline: January 12 at midnight. Selection will be made on a rolling admissions basis. Apply now!

Questions? Contact Anna Shelton, Sr. Associate Director of Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs: ashelton@partnership.ucla.edu or 310.367.0999.

This program is hosted by Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs. Our goal is to help students connect in-class theory to real life. For more programs like this, visit partnership.ucla.edu.
Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs is pleased to help support your professional development through Bruin Development Academies. 

The BioPharma Bruin Development Academy gives students an opportunity to learn and practice essential industry skills through interactive sessions led by BioPharma industry leaders, including UCLA alumni. These sessions focus on strengthening students' critical thinking and understanding in the science and business of the pharmaceutical industry through case studies, round-table discussions, presentations, and relevant skill-building activities. Students will learn about the process of drug discovery and development while networking with industry representatives who are eager to share their experiences and advice for professional success. 

This Bruin Development Academy is a 3-week seminar in which students gain exposure to the pharmaceutical industry and the variety of professional careers involved in moving drug discovery from the "lab bench to the bedside". Each week will target a different aspect of the process and the professional skills required to succeed in this industry. The program requires that you commit to attending all three sessions. 

Program participants graduate with a vetted resume, networking opportunities with industry leaders, a stronger understanding of how to launch a career in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and a professional reference from Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs staff. 

This program is open to:
  • Students of all majors (If there are more applications than space, students from the life and physical sciences will be given priority. However, students from all majors are strongly encouraged to apply.)
  • Students of all class years
  • This program is designed for students interested in any aspect of the bio-pharmaceutical industry, including drug discovery, scientific research, business development, clinical trials, regulatory affairs and logistics, marketing, drug education, and sales. This program is also a great fit for students who know little to nothing about the industry and simply want to learn more! 
Program Incentives:
Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion, inclusion in a resume book delivered to BioPharma industry representatives, and a professional reference from program staff.

Location:
Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB) 154

Dates and Session Topics: 
*Participants must attend all three sessions.
Tuesday, January 30th, 6:00-8:00pm--The Science of Drug Discovery: Overview & First Steps
Tuesday, February 6th, 6:00-8:00pm--The Business of Drug Development: From Discovery to Marketplace
Tuesday, February 13th, 6:00-8:00pm--Communicating the Science of Drug Discovery

All other logistical information will be provided once applicants have been selected into the program.

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 21st, 2018 at 11:59pm. Selection will be made on a rolling admissions basis. Apply now!

Questions? Contact Alyssa Penner, Associate Director of Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs: apenner@partnership.ucla.edu or 310-825-8736

This program is hosted by Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs. Our goal is to ignite students' professional networks and support academic and professional skill-building in preparation for life after university. For more programs like this, visit partnership.ucla.edu.