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UCLACareerGuide_2010-2011

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The Letter of Reference Services allows UCLA
undergraduates, graduate, and alumni (who pay an
annual activation fee) to store their letters of reference for
graduate and professional school programs with our
department. Since these letters are solely for the purpose
of supporting the application to graduate and professional
school programs, we will only send letters to admissions
offices at universities and colleges. We will not send letters
to support applications to scholarships, fellowships, or
internships. Since the purpose of these services is to send
letters to multiple graduate and professional schools, we
can only accept non-specifically addressed letters. For
more information: career.ucla.edu/LOR.

Looking for high-impact, core job search strategies
offered in a fast-paced three-hour time slot? Then you
need Job Search JumpStart! Receive expert instruction
and guidance on your job search strategies, resume and
correspondence, and interviewing skills. Maximize your
use of the Career Center resources and services to Jump
Start your job search and gain the winning edge!

• Get all the job advice you need in one place at one time.
• Beat the competition with these crucial tips.
• Make the most out of the little time you have.

Invest in yourself by registering for one of these powerful
"Job Search JumpStart" sessions and you will reap great
dividends as a prepared and informed job seeker.
Professional advice from our career experts is waiting just
for you. And remember, the Job Search JumpStart series
is not open to the public -- it is available exclusively for
currently registered UCLA students.

Look for a list of general and “targeted” sessions this year,
including:

• Law (Session Full)

• Prep for Fall Recruiting

• Consulting

• Econ / Finance / Accounting

• Corporate Leadership

• Internship Search
• Technology, Engineering, • Entertainment
Consulting

• Dentistry

• Nursing

• Optometry

• Pharmacy

• Post Bac, Gap Year

• Public Health

• Marketing, PR, Advertising

• MBA

• Medicine

Go to career.ucla.edu/JumpStartfor the updated
schedule and online registration process. Only $20 per
session charged to your BAR account.

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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Excellence. Delivered.

A Department of Student Affairs

Career Center

List of Participating APSIA Universities – Programs From Previous Years

Check the website for updates at career.ucla.edu/APSIA

American University – School of International Service
Columbia University– School of International and Public Affairs
Duke University– Sanford School of Public Policy
George Washington University– Elliott School of International Affairs
Georgetown University– Edmund A.Walsh School of Foreign Service
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies– (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Harvard University– John F. Kennedy School of Government
Johns Hopkins University– Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
National University of Singapore– Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Affairs
Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Sciences Po –Paris School of International Affairs
Syracuse University– The Maxwell School International Relations Program
Tufts University– The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
University of California, San Diego– Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
University of Denver– Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Maryland– School of Public Policy
University of Michigan– Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Minnesota– Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Pittsburgh– Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Southern California– Annenberg School for Communication
University of Washington– Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Yale University– MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

Presented by the UCLA Career Center, UCLA Alumni Association,
UCLA School of Public Affairs, Student Alumni Association (SAA), and APSIA (www.apsia.org)

2010 International Affairs

Graduate School Fair

APSIA – Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Thursday, October 28

UCLA Career Center, Strathmore Building

Panel Discussion, “Entering the Field of International Affairs,” 5-5:30pm

With admissions officers from: Georgetown, UCSD, Princeton, Michigan and USC

APSIA Graduate School Fair, 5:30-7:30pm

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Referral Sheet

Pre-Professional program planning services are offered by the Career Center and Academic Counseling offices.

UCLA CAREER CENTER
What:

Pre-Professional Drop-In Counseling, M-F, 10am-4pm (see career.ucla.edufor exceptions)
Test information for MCAT, LSAT, OAT, DAT, GMAT, GRE
Application information for AMCAS, LSDAS, AADSAS
Assistance with personal statements (Development and Review)
Letters of Reference Service, career.ucla.edu/LOR
Pre-Professional Workshops (Navigating the Application Process/Writing the Personal Statement)
Pre-Health/Pre-Law Career information and timeline information
Pre-Health/Pre-Law internship information
Mock interviews for medical/professional school – register through BruinView™ at career.ucla.edu
Pre-Health student groups affiliated with the UCLA Career Center can be found at

career.ucla.edu/GraduateSchoolPreProfessionalServices

Where:

Strathmore Building, 2nd

Floor, 501 Westwood Plaza

ACADEMIC AND COURSE ENROLLMENT QUESTIONS ARE HANDLED BY ACADEMIC COUNSELING STAFF

COLLEGE COUNSELING
What:

Course planning for first and second year students

Where:

AAP Students:1209 Campbell Hall
College Honors Students:A311 Murphy Hall
Athletes:Morgan Center
All other L&S Students:A316 Murphy Hall

DEPARTMENTAL COUNSELING
What:

Course planning for third and fourth year students
Recommended academic plans for application and entrance exam preparation
Major and transfer requirements
Articulation, transfer evaluations, and substitutions

Where:

Check www.registrar.ucla.edu/soc/counsel.htmfor location and contact information regarding
specific departments

ACADEMICS IN THE COMMONS
What:

Workshops (e.g., Applying to Medical and Law School, alternatives to Medical School, etc.); consult
your My.UCLA page to sign up – my.ucla.edu
Email questions:Questions will be answered by the next school day
•Pre-health related questions: prehealth@college.ucla.edu
•Pre-law related questions: prelaw@college.ucla.edu

Where:

Second floor Covel Commons

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First Year

Attend pre-professional workshops in Covel Commons and at the UCLA Career Center.
Check your My.UCLA homepage at my.ucla.eduand career.ucla.edufor details.
Meet with a career counselor to explore all options. Check the UCLA Career Center homepage career.ucla.edu
for details.
Meet with your college counselor or counseling assistant for program planning and course selection.
Begin extracurricular activities and participate in pre-professional student organizations.
Develop a pre-professional course of study.
Consider summer internship, work, or volunteer experience. (Register with BruinView™ at career.ucla.edu.)
Request letters of recommendation, and open an LOR file in the Career Center at career.ucla.edu/LOR.
Visit the AAP Mentoring Office. Attend workshops on pre-professional topics. 1202 Campbell Hall 310.794.4186

www.ugeducation.ucla.edu/aap

Second Year

Continue with extracurricular activities, including leadership.
Fine-tune your college schedule.
Maintain a strong GPA. Start thinking about taking the appropriate entrance exams (MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc.).
Visit Internship and International Opportunities (2nd

Floor) in the Career Center for information on
preprofessional internships. Make sure you sign up for access to BruinView™ at career.ucla.eduto get internship
leads.
Apply for special summer pre-professional or research programs.
Complete a practice AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service).
Request letters of recommendation.
Explore entry-level research opportunities; apply for research scholarships (visit the URC-Humanities and Social
Sciences or the URC-Science, Engineering and Math/Center for Academic and Research Excellence).
www.college.ucla.edu/urc-careEmail: urcsem@lifesci.ucla.edu
Visit the Center for Community Learning (A265 Murphy Hall) for information on service learning courses,
community-based research, internships, the Civic Engagement Minor, and AmeriCorps scholarship programs

www.college.ucla.edu/up/ccl

Third Year

Study and register for your entrance exam - consider taking a preparation course.
Meet with a career counselor to review timeline to apply.
Meet with your major advisor and college counselors to fine-tune the academic plan.
Research your graduate programs of choice - check websites, look for special programs, talk to current students,
and visit early.
Continue to request letters of recommendation.
Develop your personal statement.
Obtain transcripts to take care of any pending changes or notations.
Start applications this summer.
Sign up for a mock interview at the Career Center (go to BruinView™ at career.ucla.edu).
Apply for upper-division research scholarships.
Prepare proposal for Honors Thesis or Departmental Honors research experience.
Enroll in an academic, credit-bearing internship through the Center for Community Learning.

www.college.ucla.edu/up/ccl

Fourth Year

Maintain strong GPA - schedule courses carefully to work with the interview process.
Complete appropriate secondary/supplemental applications.
Meet with college and major advisors to review graduation requirements.
Send in acceptance offers or keep track of waiting list results.

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