Ends on August 13, 2018

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 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 six 3-hour 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 or pre-major who will be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years in the 2018-2019 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: 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: August 1st, 2018
Notification Date: August 13th, 2018

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

  • Saturday, Oct 6 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 13 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 27 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 12 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 26 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Feb 2 (12:00-2:30pm) 

If you have questions about the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy, please contact Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs by emailing our office at apenner@partnership.ucla.edu or contacting our office at (310) 825-8736.