Alumni Spotlight

Anthony Yom, M.Ed. ’09 has been teaching math for 13 years and considers himself a social justice educator. Learn more about Anthony and his career in education in the Excellence in Action interview.

Professional Tip

An elevator pitch is a 30-second persuasive speech to introduce yourself, your skills, goals and achievements to someone who could positively impact your career. Your pitch should spark the curiosity of the listener and jumpstart a conversation. Include your name and major, two or three of your top skills and one quick example (highlight a related project/research/internship), your professional areas of interest and your enthusiasm about applying your experience in a specific work setting. Close with a question to keep the conversation going. Write your pitch on paper, practice it out loud and say it to a few friends before you head to a networking event or career fair. 

Upcoming Opportunities

  • The UCLA Alumni Mentor Program is open now. Sign up to request a mentor before Oct. 23.
  • Applications for the Professional Development Forum, sponsored by Target, are due tonight! Submit your applications before 11:59 p.m. 
  • Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m.: Learn about undergraduate research opportunities for undocumented students. RSVP for this and other workshops during Undocu Resource Awareness week.
  • Oct. 25: Interested in entrepreneurship? RSVP for StartUp UCLA's Fireside Chat with entrepreneur and former NBA player Baron Davis.

Jobs and Internships

  • Media Program Internship – It Gets Better Project. Help review and upload It Gets Better videos to the website, track press, contribute ideas to web, TV and film development, review outlines, scripts and rough cuts, assist with social media and research current and potential partners. Send cover letter and resume to
  • Growth Program Internship – It Gets Better Project. Track brand impact on social media, draft and market educational materials, connect with international volunteers, research grant opportunities and maintain global resource center. Send cover letter and resume to
  • Social Media Management & Growth Internship - BellaNove. To apply, send resumes to
  • Internship – Launch and expand UCLA chapter of 1girl and help middle school girls develop core skills to be successful. Send cover letter and resume to Shelby Kretz at
  • Marketing Internship – Rhovit. Apply by emailing
  • Jobs and internships in finance, entertainment and public service are available at UCLA ONE.
  • Hundreds of jobs and internships are available through the Career Center via BruinView.

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Anna, Alyssa and the Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs team