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Learning opens wide new windows of opportunity for continual personal improvement and career advancement

Networking 

Where Bruins Meet Face-to-Face 

Where to Meet Like-Minded Professionals 

Meetup.com

      – Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups, making it easy for Alumni to organize a local group or find one already meeting up face-to-face.

Beyond.com

      – Beyond offers hundreds of interactive

professional communities

      which are great places to uncover industry insights for use in an interview or when networking for a job
      Professional Associations – Conferences/Trade Shows/Meetings/Events

Associations Unlimited (Online via Los Angeles Public Library)

      The online version of the Encyclopedia of Associations is available via LAPL. You need a Los Angeles Public Library card and PIN to access this database from home. Scroll down the page and click on the link to Associations Unlimited (Gale)

LinkedIn Groups

CAREER ADVICE 

This curated list of top comprehensive career resource websites with reliable tools, insights and services is intended to help all professionals at all stages of their careers (including sections on job search, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, salary negotiation, career transition, career strategies, office life, and more…)

  • Vault.com – Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want.
  • Wetfeet.com – WetFeet.com helps job seekers make smart career decisions through expert career advice, company rankings, top MBA programs information, sample resumes and cover letters, and company research.
  • CareerBuilder – CareerBuilder is one of the biggest online job boards in the US with international reach in 60 global markets. Their Advice & Resources page provides rich content, especially specific forums for people to connect about career changes.
  • Monster.com – Monster.com is one of the largest employment website in the world that offers career management tools. Their Career Advice section is a good starting point for you to research various careers. Upon narrowing down on a job, visit Monster Salary Wizard to research how much companies pay for that role in different locations. Also, review their great resume, cover letter, salary negotiation and getting ahead resources for your career advancement. If you are considering a career change, check out their changing careers section.
  • LinkedIn – A networking tool to find connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners.
  • Wall Street Journal Careers – WSJ news, features and trends on managing your career for growth, advancement or change. Next steps, second acts and advice on managing your job.
  • Salary.com – The Salary.com website is one of the most widely recognized destinations for those seeking reliable information about employee pay levels and compensation-related best practices, trends, and policies.
  • Glassdoor – Glassdoor is an American website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management.
  • TheLadders – Job seekers can get feedback on their job applications at every step of the process, thus obtain better understanding of where they stand in the job market
  • Job-Hunt.org – The website provides comprehensive guide through career changes of job candidates to ensure a smooth transition
  • UCLA Career Center – Some custom designed for UCLA students are freely available online (Career Guide and the Graduate Student Career Guide).

INDUSTRY RESEARCH (Coming Soon) 

VIDEOS & QUICK GUIDES 

CAREER ASSESSMENTS (Coming Soon) 

FIND/SELECT CAREER COACHES OR COUNSELORS 

Career professionals are trained to help you assess your options and conduct an effective job search. They can assist job seekers with investigating career options, changing careers, resume and cover letter writing, conducting an effective job search, networking, and enhancing interviewing skills.

Advice/tips for selecting a career counselor or coach:

  • Be clear why you are hiring a career professional. Are you uncertain about your next step? Are you trying to excel in your current field? Do you need a fresh perspective and/or to regain momentum?
  • Opt for counselors and coaches that charge per visit or by the hour. Be wary of expensive up-front packages.
  • Many coaches and counselors offer free initial consultations to evaluate the alignment of their expertise with your objectives and to assess personality fit.
  • Coaching personalities, approaches and expertise vary. Try other career professionals if you don’t feel comfortable.
  • Most states require career counselors to be licensed. Career coaches may or may not be certified by a coaching organization.

Articles:
How to Find a Career Coach
How to Find and Select a Career Coach
How to Choose and Use a Career Counselor or Coach

List of Career Counselors/Coaches: List of Career Counselors/Coaches


InsideTrack
InsideTrack utilizes a proven combination of coaching, analytics, consulting and technology to unlock career potential in new and seasoned professionals. Get the help you need to develop, refine and transform the skills you have that lead to success. Visit: ucla.insidetrack.com

DIPLOMA, TRANSCRIPT AND REFERENCE LETTER REQUESTS 

Transcripts
Alumni/students may order transcripts online through MyUCLA, by mail, or in person at the Registrar’s Office in 1113 Murphy Hall. Alumni must request transcripts of courses taken at other institutions from that institution. Requests cannot be processed if alumni/students have outstanding holds on their MyUCLA account. Most transcripts are available for free, though fees for transcript-related services may be charged.
1. To order online:

  • Login to MyUCLA
  • Click on the Classes Tab. Under the Grades and Transcripts Heading, click on Transcript – Official, and follow the instructions

2. To order by mail:

  • Fill out this transcript request form
  • Send the form and a check/money order made payable to Regents-UC to: UCLA Registrar’s Office, Attn: Transcripts, Box 951429, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1429

3. To order in person:

  • Fill out and bring this transcript request form to the Registrar’s Office in 1113 Murphy Hall

The professional schools of Law, Medicine, and Dentistry process their own academic transcripts. To request a transcript from a professional school within UCLA, please refer to the following links:

For further assistance, click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about transcript ordering. You can also email transcripts@registrar.ucla.edu or call 310-825-1091 option 6.

Diplomas
Alumni can obtain diplomas approximately three months after the degree award date. Diplomas can be received via mail by sending this form, or in person at the Registrar’s Office, 1113 Murphy Hall, with a photo ID. Graduates are only allowed one diploma per degree, however, a replacement diploma can be requested if the original was lost or destroyed.
If you are a graduate of the UCLA Law School, please click here for information about diploma requests.
For further assistance, click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about diplomas.

UCLA Letters of Reference Service
UCLA undergraduates, graduates, and alumni can utilize the Letters of Reference Service when applying to graduate/professional school programs and faculty/post-doctoral research positions. This fee-based service will send and store letters of reference to universities and colleges, making it easier for both file holders and letter writers. Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Credentials File Service.

LIFELONG/CONTINUING EDUCATION 

UCLA Extension
UCLA Extension is perfect for you . . .

As one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive continuing higher education providers, UCLA Extension gives you all the options and wide range of courses you need.Extension offers:

  • The excellence that comes with a UCLA-approved curriculum.
  • Open Enrollment — most courses and programs require no admission decision.
  • Evening, weekend, daytime, and online courses.
  • Locations throughout L.A.—Westwood, Downtown, and more.
  • Certificate Programs, transferable undergraduate degree-credit, and continuing education credits.
  • Courses specifically designed for working adults, college students, and lifelong learners.

Take the next step and explore your choices with the following useful links: