Bruin Development Academy


By tapping into the talented UCLA ecosystem, Partnership UCLA 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.


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


Spring Quarter 2017

Topic Meeting Days / Times Weeks Application Deadline
Business Careers in Health & Biotech Thursdays; 6 – 8 p.m. Weeks 1 – 3 CLOSED
Consulting Services Fridays; 2 – 4 p.m. Weeks 2 – 7 CLOSED
Job Ready Bucket List Online Weeks 2 – 7 CLOSED
Entertainment Mondays; 5 – 6:30 p.m. Weeks 2 – 4 CLOSED
Tech & Pharma Sales Careers Thursdays; 6 – 8 p.m. Weeks 2 – 4 CLOSED


Applications must be submitted for each individual Bruin Development Academy and can be found on each individual Bruin Development Academy webpage. 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.

Applications for Spring Quarter are now closed. Please check back in August for more information on Fall Bruin Development Academy Applications.


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.


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


If you have questions about the Bruin Development Academy or have suggestions and feedback for future Bruin Development Academy courses, please contact Partnership UCLA by submitting a message through our contact form, emailing our office at or contacting our office at (310) 825-5242. We look forward to hearing from you.