Job Ready is a virtual career preparation and advancement program that harnesses the expertise and experience of the UCLA Alumni Network. During the winter quarter, alumni will lead live video sessions where they will provide insight into what recruiters and hiring managers look for when reviewing resumes and cover letters, as well as how to effectively build a network within UCLA and beyond. Through the sessions, students will develop and refine their resume and cover letters and will be provided with opportunities to practice their professional communication skills. Upon completion of the alumni-led online modules, students will go on to be paired with an alumnus for a one-on-one coaching session where they will review your resume and cover letter, provide professional development coaching and share the “secrets” of their success.
“The Job Ready Program provides excellent, well-organized, high quality material that helped me feel more prepared to enter the workforce.” – student, class of 2022
“Being a part of the Job Ready program has been an amazing experience. Not only did I have the opportunity to attend the courses online at my own convenience, but I had the privilege of meeting with an alumnus who helped me tailor my resume and cover letter! The program brings career preparation and the Alumni network to you.” – student, 2020
“I grew up in the projects with very few resources for career guidance. It was tremendously rewarding to work with a first generation college graduate and pass on the lessons I had learned.”
“Many universities tout their alumni network but UCLA actually taps into it to ensure graduating students make a solid transition into the workforce.”