Excellence in Economics (EXEC) is a program designed especially for first-year transfer students pursuing a degree with the UCLA Department of Economics.

Overview
The UCLA Department of Economics and the UCLA Alumni Association are committed to the successful transition of transfer students to the campus community. The EXEC program will equip first-year transfer students with the skills and resources to excel academically, socially, and professionally.

Approximately 40-50 transfer students will be selected to this program and will participate together in required academic courses and career planning programs. Through these required components, students will have the opportunity to enhance their preparation for ECON courses, learn study skills,  build community with other transfer students, and expand their professional network with faculty, staff and alumni.


Program Format and Requirements
Academic Preparation:  To position transfer students for academic success, EXEC students will take two of their fall quarter courses together: Econ 97 (Economics Toolkit) and Econ 11 (Microeconomic Theory). Econ 97 will include a math review, discussion of effective study skills, and an introduction to some of the research done by economists. Students in EXEC will be required to enroll in one of two discussion sections of Econ 11 reserved exclusively for EXEC students. Note that the EXEC program is not open to students who will have completed Econ 11 and / or Econ 97 prior to fall quarter. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR EXEC, STUDENTS MUST TAKE ECON 11 DURING FALL QUARTER 2021.


Career Preparation:  Students are also required to participate in  career planning sessions led by Gerald Corporal, Director of Alumni Career Engagement of the UCLA Alumni Association. These sessions will assist students with their resume, elevator pitch, developing a strategy for internship recruitment, and connecting with alumni. Students will also receive a peer mentor who is a second year transfer student. The career planning sessions will begin prior to the start of fall classes; please hold the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, September 14, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday September 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 5, 6 - 8 p.m.


Eligibility

Currently, EXEC is only open to new transfer students (entering UCLA in Fall 2021) from the following majors:

  • Pre-Economics
  • Pre-Business Economics
  • Pre-Math/Econ


All applicants to EXEC need to be enrolled full-time during the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e. enrolled in at least 12 units per quarter).


Application Information

DEADLINE:  Monday, August 23 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific)

Admission is competitive, and EXEC is limited to 40-50 students. Your application materials will be used to determine your admission to the program. Please take the application process seriously and use the opportunity to articulate clearly your academic and career goals and how EXEC will help you achieve them.

For any questions, please contact Gerald Corporal at gcorporal@support.ucla.edu. 

The 2020-2021 WE@UCLA (Women in Engineering at UCLA) Leadership Academy will be a collaborative virtual experience where students can engage with Engineering alumnae and delve into important professional and personal topics.

With sessions addressing topics, such as gender, resilience, communication, team-building, and leadership, this virtual co-curricular program brings together successful Engineering and Computer Science alumnae, professional development, and skills building together in a two-quarter program. Cadets (that's what we call our Academy participants) will  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 and computer science. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  

Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate UCLA Samueli students from any major, including undeclared. 


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: Aug. 27

All WE@UCLA Leadership Academy participants must be available and therefore agree to virtually attend sessions on the following dates:
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 (12 - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 (12 - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021  (12  - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021  (12  - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Oct. 23 , 2021  (12  - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Jan 8, 2022  (12  - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022  (12  - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022  (12  - 1:30 p.m.) 

 Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 (12  - 1:30 p.m.)  

 Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 (12  - 1:30 p.m.) 

Due to the dynamic nature of COVID-19, the WE@UCLA team has chosen to hold the entire program virtually for the coming year. In-person aspects may be added as students and campus permit.

If you have questions about the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy, please contact Alumni Career Engagement by emailing our office at gko@support.ucla.edu or contacting our office at (310) 415-2868.

The 2020-2021 WE@UCLA (Women in Engineering at UCLA) Leadership Academy will be a collaborative virtual experience where students can engage with Engineering alumnae and delve into important professional and personal topics.

With sessions addressing topics, such as gender, resilience, communication, team-building, and leadership, this virtual co-curricular program brings together successful Engineering and Computer Science alumnae, professional development, and skills building together in a two-quarter program. Cadets (that's what we call our Academy participants) will  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 and computer science. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  

Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate UCLA Samueli students from any major, including undeclared.

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: September 10

All WE@UCLA Leadership Academy participants must be available and therefore agree to virtually attend sessions on the following dates:
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 (12 - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 (12 - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021  (12  - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021  (12  - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 23 , 2021  (12  - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan 8, 2022  (12  - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022  (12  - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022  (12  - 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 (12  - 1:30 p.m.)  
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 (12  - 1:30 p.m.)
Due to the dynamic nature of COVID-19, the WE@UCLA team has chosen to hold the entire program virtually for the coming year. In-person aspects may be added as students and campus permit.

If you have questions about the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy, please contact Alumni Career Engagement by emailing our office at gko@support.ucla.edu or contacting our office at (310) 415-2868.

This is the application for Econ M188: Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship for the Fall of 2021, also known as the UCLA Social Enterprise Accelerator. This course is a follow on to our successful UCLA Social Enterprise Academy. This course counts as an Econ elective. This course is also listed under CESC M188.



The purpose of this course is to work with non-profit organizations that are in the launch phase of their social enterprise. The goal is to work with these non-profits to address specific challenges that they face in this launch phase, whether it be marketing, acquiring personnel with technical expertise, or attracting investors.


We are looking for 25-30 students to work in teams with 5 with five to six organizations. While participation in past Social Enterprise Academies is helpful, it is not required.



The application deadline is July 18 at 11:59 p.m. Decisions will be announced by Monday August 2rd.





Students applying for the Accelerator are committing to attend every Tuesday evening from 6:15pm to 9:30pm in Fall Quarter. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday September 21 before classes officially begin. Students are permitted only one absence for the quarter. Further absences are penalized.



 You must submit your resume and a cover letter. Your name and student ID need to be on each page. You should combine both submissions in a single file with your resume first and your cover letter second.





 Your cover letter should discuss what strong points you would bring to a team of students working with a non-profit to develop a revenue generating venture to support the mission of the non-profit. Since we are looking to build strong teams of students with a diverse set of skills, we need to know what particular skills and experience you would bring to the Academy. Application decisions are made on the basis of our need to build balanced teams of students.





 The official course number is Econ M188: Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship (Fall 2021). It is also listed under CESC M188. This course counts as one Economics Electives towards the majors in Economics and Business Economics.  It is open to students in all majors.







 Benefits for YOU:





 ·        Gain consulting, teamwork, networking, public speaking skills, and nonprofit experience

 ·        Directly apply content knowledge to build a revenue generating business

 ·        Receive expert training from UCLA faculty, alumni and business leaders with experience in the social entrepreneurship

 ·        Develop skills and experience in the venture launch process





 Application Requirements and Process:



 Enrollment in Econ M188 is by application only.



 Eligibility: This program is open to current UCLA juniors and seniors from all majors. We will be looking for specific experience either in the Social Enterprise Academy (Econ 173A and B) or with launching new ventures.



 You must be able to attend class sessions every week

 Tuesdays, 6:15 to 9:30 PM

 That means that if you enroll in this course, you are committing to re-arrange your other commitments to leave Tuesday evenings free. Do not attempt to enroll in this course if you cannot make this commitment.



 

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