This is our last Bruin Edge for fall quarter. Good luck with finals and see you in winter quarter! 

Alumni Spotlight

Om Marwah ’12 is Walmart’s first head of behavioral science and is redefining the application of behavioral science to business. Learn more about Om in his Excellence in Action interview.

Professional Tip

Winter break is a great time to relax and de-stress from the busy quarter, but it's also a great time to get a head start on career exploration, job applications and grad school research! Here are some ideas for things to do during winter break to prepare for post-graduation life:

  • Set up a UCLA ONE account to start connecting with UCLA alumni in your intended career field.
  • Set up informational interviews with alumni, co-workers, mentors or family friends who have interesting careers (use UCLA ONE or LinkedIn to locate people).
  • Shadow a family member, friend or alumnus at their job for a day. 
  • Create or update your resume (then have the Career Center review it after break).
  • Start applying for summer internships, jobs or other opportunities. 
  • Set up a LinkedIn Profile (this tutorial is a great starting point).
  • Google yourself to see what prospective employers will find and make sure your social media accounts do not show up in Google searches.
  • Research interesting graduate school programs and create a prospective list (not sure if grad school is right for you? Start here).
  • Map out a timeline for applying for jobs/fellowships/service programs/grad school.
  • Research post-undergrad fellowship and scholarship programs that could fund graduate school or provide a post-college job or research opportunity.  
Even doing just one of these things over winter break will ensure you have one less thing to worry about come winter quarter!

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Dec. 1: Applications due for Early Career Engagement Certificate at the Career Center. For more info and to apply, search for Job ID #958686 at
  • Dec. 20: The CASE North America Fundraising Residency Program is a 50-week paid program that trains talented new college graduates with the skills necessary for success in a career in philanthropic giving and fundraising in a university setting. Program includes a paid full-time position in fundraising at a North American university or college and ongoing professional development. Apply here.
  • Jan. 12: Do you have a passion for languages? Are you interested in volunteering on campus but don’t know how to get started? Join Project SPELL! Project SPELL (Students for Progress in Employee Language Learning) is a Volunteer Center program that matches a UCLA student with an employee on campus who is looking to improve his or her English skills through English as a Second Language tutoring. Winter tutor applications are due Friday of week one (Jan. 12). For more information, visit
  • Feb. 1: Save the date! Nonprofit Networking Night is on Feb. 1. Register here.
  • Feb. 12: Interested in a career in public service? Apply for the Capital Fellows Program! For more information and to apply visit:

Jobs and Internships

  • Global Recruitment Intern (paid) at OWNZONES Media Network: take leads and information gathered from LinkedIn, and other sources and manage candidates through the interview and placement process. The position requires excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. For more information and to apply, contact Mr. Rob Hopps at More on OMN here:
  • Brand Marketing Internship at Variety: This paid internship offers hands-on learning from marketing professionals in the entertainment industry. Interns will gain insight from a reputable publication, while being exposed to the ins and outs of social media, branding, sponsorship, events and email marketing. For more information and to apply visit
  • Product Development Summer Internship with Hulu in Santa Monica or Seattle: Work with the team that is redefining TV through our best-in-class video streaming experience, which millions of customers use to access world-class premium video content. You’ll develop product specifications for new experiences on Hulu, resolve complex user problems that directly impact the consumer experience, and interact with Hulu team members from across the company. Apply here.
  • Environment America Fellowship: Fellows receive a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the kind of institution building that can sustain long-term battles. Fellows are paired with some of the nation’s most experienced advocates and organizers, and become an expert on a key campaign and develop and implement a strategy to win. To learn more and apply go to
  • Environment America Digital Campaigner with Environment America: Digital organizers work with our campaign teams to run a powerful digital campaign. Digital campaigners write emails and campaign actions sent to hundreds of thousands of supporters and design and curate content for social media. To learn more and apply go to
  • Internship with Student Affairs Information and Research Office (SAIRO): Apply for a paid, two-quarter-long internship to work with one or more Student Affairs departments to conduct research and assessment projects. For more info and to apply, go here.
  • Hundreds of jobs and internships are available through the Career Center via BruinView.
  • New jobs and internships are also posted regularly on UCLA ONE.

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

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