Partnership UCLA

As part of a world-renowned university with a public mission, the Department of Communication is committed to preparing students for successful lives as informed global citizens; we are equally committed to using knowledge as a force for positive societal change. Moreover, UCLA faculty and students benefit from myriad connections with vibrant communities of professionals, engaged citizens, and leaders in the culturally diverse area of Southern California, and the rest of the world

Going forward, Partnership UCLA will be a key catalyst for strengthening these crucial connections to ensure the leadership, impact and excellence of UCLA Communication in the 21st century. These programs give our students real-world training and insight  to prepare them for excellence during their time at UCLA and beyond.

PARTNERSHIP UCLA PROGRAMS FOR COMMUNICATION 

Bruin Development Academy

Helping students prepare for the world of work requires the support of our talented alumni network. Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in Bruin Development Academy have an opportunity to learn valuable skills from today’s industry leaders. These training sessions focus on strengthening students’ analytical thinking, communication skills, writing techniques and other industry-specific skills to provide them with a more comprehensive academic and applied skillset. Guest instructors from an accomplished pool of alumni and friends are brought in to share their experiences and professional advice.

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Life After Degree

Distinguished alumni are invited to campus to share their experiences after graduation with current students, often regarding a specific industry or career path. These sessions are followed by a Q&A discussion and often time for networking. Previous session topics have included careers in entertainment, law and healthcare among others and have focused on career and professional opportunities, post-graduation experiences, and other subjects of special interest.

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UCLA Social Enterprise Academy

The UCLA Social Enterprise Academy is a six-month social entrepreneurship program in which groups of UCLA students partner with participating social ventures to develop earned income opportunities and to present their ventures to potential investors. The program is designed to link students with established not-for-profits that are looking to enhance the effectiveness of their mission. In January 2012, the Academy launched its first course, Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, in which students are introduced to the basics of business planning and then work in teams to develop a new revenue-generating business plan for the social enterprise to which they are assigned. Accomplished professionals serve as guest instructors to help participants learn about the basics of market research, operations, financial and business planning, marketing, SWOT analysis and pitching. The program also hosts UCLA friends and alumni as team coaches, judges and not-for-profit mentors.

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For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Deborah Lin

Assistant Director, Social Sciences and Humanities Academic Engagement

(310) 415-2933  or dlin@partnership.ucla.edu

Office Hours: Thursdays 3-4 PM in Rolfe 2315 

http://partnership.ucla.edu