UCLA wants you to feel ready and confident as you take your first steps to becoming a professional. Being “job ready” doesn’t mean you have to get a job. It means having the comfort and confidence to start the next phase, whether that’s a job, internship, a year of service or whatever comes next for you.
Job Ready is a virtual career preparation and advancement program that harnesses the expertise and experience of the UCLA Alumni Network. During the winter quarter, alumni will lead live video session where they will provide insight into what recruiters and hiring managers look for when reviewing resumes and cover letters, as well as how to effectively build a network within UCLA and beyond. Through the sessions, students will develop and refine their resume and cover letters, and will be provided with opportunities to practice their professional communication skills. Upon completion of the alumni led online modules, students will go on in the Spring Quarter to be paired with an alumnus for a one-on-one coaching session where they will review your resume and cover letter, provide professional development coaching and share the “secrets” of their success.
This program is tailored to fit those that have varying schedules and are looking for ways to further their professional development without having to attend an event.
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 dedicated students of all years
Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion, structured opportunities to connect with alumni, and a professional reference from program staff.
Location: This program takes place mostly online. Students will receive training via CCLE, live webinars with alumni and be paired with an alumni coach for a 1:1 advising/networking phone call. Optional weekly in-person advisement/support will be made available to students. 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: Job Ready begins Wednesday, February 20th and will be completed by April, 12th.
All other logistical information will be provided once applicants have been accepted into the program.
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 14th at midnight. Selection will be made on a rolling admissions basis. Sign up now!
Questions? Contact Amanda Raymond, Associate Director of Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.487-9915.
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.
Thank you for your interest in the 2019-2020 UCLA Sharpe Fellows Program - Investment Banking. In order to be considered for the program, you MUST complete the entire application and submit all required documents.
NOTE: If you are invited to interview, you MUST be able to do interviews in-person. There will be NO phone or video conferencing options available. Success in the Sharpe Fellows Program requires that you are on UCLA's campus for winter and spring quarter.
Please have all documents and materials ready before beginning the application below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, January 25 by 11:59 p.m. (PST)
Selected students will be invited to interview with our Selection Committee on Tuesday, February 4. Interviews will take place between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., so be sure to hold the time if you're interested in moving forward in the process. A mandatory orientation for selected students will take place the evening of Thursday, February 14.
For questions regarding this program, please contact the Partnership UCLA team at email@example.com, or call 310-825-5242.
*If you are also interested in Consulting/Finance/Tech cohorts for Sharpe Fellows, that application will open Fall 2019.