Bruin Development Academy

By tapping into the talented UCLA ecosystem, Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs has brought together a network of invested UCLA alumni, community members, faculty and staff to design targeted, industry-based learning experiences meant to prepare students for the real world.  The Bruin Development Academy engages students in a purposeful peer-to-peer learning environment designed to replicate the collaborative team-oriented dynamic that is a common experience in the professional world. Students learn and practice soft-skills required to be considered for highly coveted internships or entry-level positions. Students partake in hands-on professional development training designed to provide them with a skill set that will further distinguish them from other job candidates. All of this occurs within our innovative and interactive workshop setting.

The Academy experience is designed to provide participants with a competitive edge whether for internships or post-undergrad employment. UCLA alumni and friends are willing to help you learn what it takes to succeed in the field by providing important hands-on training and industry exposure.

UPCOMING ACADEMIES

Bruin Development Academy: Consulting

Dates: : 4/13, 4/20 (2-4 p.m.) & 4/27 (2-3:30 p.m.)
Location: BSRB 154

Bruin Development Academy: Banking & Finance

Dates: 5/7, 5/14 (6-8 p.m.) & 5/21 (5-7 p.m.)
Location: James West Alumni Center

APPLICATION PROCESS

Students from all majors and class years are encouraged to apply. Recent UCLA graduates are also eligible to participate.

Applications must be submitted for each individual Bruin Development Academy and can be found on each individual Bruin Development Academy webpage when available. Students are required to complete an application, submit a cover letter and submit a resume as part of the application process. Further details regarding each academy will be sent to students after their acceptance into the program.

COURSE CREDIT

Participants have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) through UCLA Extension. Earning CEUs as an undergraduate is a great way to position yourself for employment consideration. It signals to employers your commitment to investing in both your personal and professional development. So take advantage of this free and exciting opportunity to get ahead.

PAST PROGRAMS

View past programs and panelists for our Bruin Development Academy courses by visiting the following link: Past Programs.

GET INVOLVED

Interested in attending events like these? Sign up for The Bruin Edge (our bi-weekly newsletter) and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for upcoming events and programs.

If you have questions about Bruin Development Academies, please contact Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs by submitting a message through our contact form or by emailing our office at partnership@partnership.ucla.edu.