Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in the WE@UCLA Aerospace Training Academy will learn valuable skills from aerospace industry leaders. These experiential training sessions focus on exposing students to the wide variety of opportunities available in the aerospace industry and strengthening students’ technical, analytical, critical thinking and communication skills to meet the challenges of today’s workplace. Through six 2.5-hour sessions taking place over two quarters, students participating in this program will walk away with tangible skills and a greater understanding of opportunities at specific aerospace companies and the broader aerospace industry. Guest instructors from an accomplished pool of industry professionals and UCLA alumni 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 addressing the representation of female engineers in the aerospace industry. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  

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: February 19th at 5:00pm 
Notification Date: April 3rd 

All WE@UCLA Aerospace Training Academy participants must be available and therefore agree to attend sessions on the following dates: 
  • Tuesday, April 10 (6:00-8:30pm)
  • Tuesday, April 17 (6:00-8:30pm)
  • Tuesday, April 24 (6:00-8:30pm)
  • Tuesday, Oct 2 (6:00-8:30pm)
  • Tuesday, Oct 9 (6:00-8:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 13 (12noon-2:30pm)
  • Tuesday, Oct 23 (6:00-8:30pm) 
    If you have questions about WE@UCLA Aerospace Academy, please contact Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs by emailing our office at or contacting our office at (310) 825-8736