Career Development Month Calendar 2023

Professional growth is a life-long process, and your UCLA Alumni Association has tools to help you throughout your career. Each day of the week in November features a different theme that can help keep you focused on your career development.

  • UCLA ONE Sunday
  • Motivation Monday
  • Spotlight Tuesday
  • Workshop Wednesday
  • Career Tip Thursday
  • Friday Feels
  • Celebration Saturday

Click on a date below to uncover a professional development resource or action item.

Kick off National Career Development Month with active reflection questions to help you see how far you’ve come. Tackle a couple questions each day throughout the month.
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Share your gratitude for your inner circle. Whether it’s family or friends, take an opportunity to thank your support system today.
Alumni Affairs proudly recognizes these exceptional Bruins who are serving in civic positions and making a difference in our communities.
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Complete the three UCLA ONE Challenges on the calendar and receive a special Career Development Month badge.
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The UCLA Alumni Career Engagement team has resources for all stages of your career. Explore the resources available to you on our career website.
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Known for his starring roles, Kal Penn shares his story on the Bruin Success podcast about his journey from UCLA to Hollywood to D.C. and beyond.
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Beyond the Screen, Amplifying Voices of Women of Color in Entertainment 6:30- 8:30 p.m., James West Alumni Center
Review your résumé, cover letter, UCLA ONE profile and LinkedIn profile. What’s current, what could use changing, and what’s missing? Check out our Job Search Starter Kit. Read More
Making a change can be scary. Take a moment to acknowledge any fears you may have, but don’t let it keep you from making the jump.
Take 30 minutes to think about some work wins (e.g. presentation, projects, shout-outs, etc.) Write them down and keep this log going for when you need to prepare your résumé and interview answers.
Update your profile and let Bruins know how you want to engage.
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Your LinkedIn presence could be the key to a successful career. Join the UCLA Alumni LinkedIn group and introduce yourself to the group.
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6 p.m. Brewport Tap House, El Segundo - Mix and mingle with Bruins in Aerospace.
Learn how to negotiate your salary and total compensation package.
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A veteran executive recruiter explains what traits can be found in the ideal executive candidate in this article from the career engineering series.
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Doubt about your value or skills can keep you from applying for new opportunities. Keep your doubts at bay by writing out the ways you are qualified and can bring value to the role.
BB100 celebrates the Bruin founders and businesses. Apply for you and your business to be featured.
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Introduce yourself on the feed.
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Career growth happens well beyond 50. Hear how Bruins 50 and over are making a path for themselves and redefining what retirement means. Watch Now
In this Bruin Success podcast, Maroon 5 founding drummer turned marriage and family therapist, Ryan Dusick shares how and why he made a significant career pivot.
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Explore if getting a coach is right for you. Hear from career coaches and how working with one can change your career trajectory.
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The best way to grow your career and expand your perspective is to mentor others. Find ways to mentor the next generation through programs, like the UCLA Alumni Mentor Program. Read More
Regret is a common emotion that comes up in career development. "Why didn’t I do more?" "How did I make this mistake?" Don’t let regret define you and keep you from moving forward.
UCLA Alumni Career Coaches Network and Webinar series won a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Award last June.
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Send a message to a Bruin.
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Bruins exist in leadership roles across industries. Read the stories of these spotlighted Bruins and their career trajectories.
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Emily Baxt specializes in professional growth and team development. In the Bruin Success podcast, she offers some tips on how to approach your career.
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Your résumé is the key to unlock new opportunities. Make sure yours is ready with this webinar.
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Career Coaches can help you deepen your understanding of your goals. To find a vetted coach, search the UCLA Career Coaches Network.
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