Late-Career Resources

You have years of experiences and insights, and have a lot to contribute to the Bruin community. Whether it’s for a new career field, a leadership role or retirement, the UCLA Alumni Association has resources and tools for you.


2nd Act
2nd Act is a program crafted for Bruins entering their fifth decade and beyond. The program provides a wealth of opportunities and resources to enrich your life - be it through learning, optimizing health, volunteering, or personal investment.

This is the largest professional networking platform made up of Bruins. Reach out to UCLA alumni with industry-related questions, offer career advice, post job openings or promote your business.

Career Coaches Network
Work with career experts to learn how to identify your unique skills and interests, create effective job search materials, master the interview process and help you make decisions related to life and career directions.

Career Coaches Webinars
Explore trending topics with seasoned career coaches.

Webinar: Résumé Writing for Career Changers
Polish your résumé so you are ready for any new opportunity that comes your way.

Webinar: Real Talk With Miss Val and UC Regent Sherry Lansing
Hear from Miss Val and Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures as they explore leadership, encore careers and opportunities after retirement.

Webinar: A Better Way to Find an Alternative Career
Make the change you want to see in your career with tips from a career coach.

Webinar: 2nd Act – Retirement Basics: Building a Comfortable Lifestyle for Tomorrow
Learn about the financial options and opportunities available to you in retirement.  

Webinar: 2nd Act With Professor Alan Castel: Better With Age
Explore trending topics for late-career professionals with Professor Alan Castel

On-Demand Content
Find recordings from past events that address a wide variety of concerns and career trends.

Connect With Bruins

Bruin Professionals
This Alumni Network engages a diverse group of UCLA alumni who are well established in business. They have opportunities at organized monthly chapter meetings to develop relationships and expand their business activities by sharing referrals, resources, information, ideas and advice.

UCLA Alumni Mentor Program
Share your wisdom and expertise with current students, and guide them throughout the year in their personal and professional development.

UCLA Alumni LinkedIn Group
Share your expertise and connect with Bruins on LinkedIn

Alumni Networks
Connect with Bruins in your geographical area or with whom you share interests and identities. Expand your Bruin network and volunteer your time to lead a group near you.

Bruin Success Podcast
Learn from Bruins in a variety of industries and how they define success. Interviews include alumni in entertainment, technology, nonprofit and beyond. 

Events Near You
Attend events in your area or online to learn new skills and expand your mind.

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