Career Engagement Programs

Bruin Development Academy

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.

Collaborative Instruction

During Collaborative Instruction courses, faculty and alumni work together to apply theory taught in the classroom to potential careers following graduation.

Economic Research Fellows Program

The Undergraduate Research Fellows Program is modeled after our popular Sharpe Fellows Program and will support talented undergraduates to work side-by-side with a professor on the professor’s research team.

Job Ready

Job Ready is a virtual career preparation and advancement program that harnesses the expertise and experience of the UCLA Alumni Network.

Life After Degree

At Life After Degree panels, distinguished alumni, community members and employers are invited to campus to share their experiences after graduation with current students, often regarding a specific industry or career path.

Sharpe Fellows Program

The William F. Sharpe Fellowship was created in 2008 to engage UCLA alumni, community members, and employers in supporting the career and professional development needs of UCLA’s top business undergraduates

Social Enterprise Academy

In today’s economy almost every nonprofit organization is looking for new ways to increase their income and their impact. Since 2011, the UCLA Social Enterprise Academy has helped over 40 local nonprofits develop social enterprises.


The UCLA Women in Engineering program, known as WE@UCLA, is an institutionalized student support program within the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s office; run by full-time professional staff.

Excellence in Economics

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

Student Stories

Hear about the impact of UCLA Career Engagement programs and specifically the role of alumni in developing young Bruin’s careers.

Economics in Action

The Economics in Action Conference allows undergraduate students enrolled in various Economics courses to explore the real world implications of their coursework, while also practicing their team building, public speaking, and presentation skills.

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