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Show Some Gratitude

Thanksgiving is just around the corner—and you have a lot to be thankful for (umm... you're a Bruin)! Having an attitude of gratitude is something that should be cultivated throughout the year but especially when interviewing. Sending a thank you note after a job interview can truly make or break your job search. In fact, 15% of hiring managers said they flat out won’t hire someone if they don’t receive a thank you note. So Oprah was right, being grateful can change your life.
Alumni Spotlight Block
Lars Hoffman
Lars Hoffman, MBA ’15 is SpaceX’s senior director of government sales. In this role, he leads strategy, business development and sales for national security programs that provide critical space-based capabilities. Lars was instrumental to SpaceX earning national security certification for the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch systems and he has captured government contracts totaling more than $600 million. Lars joined SpaceX in 2014, after a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, including two tours in the Pentagon. Read more about Lars' impressive career and his advice for UCLA students and alumni in his Excellence in Action interview.
Events Block
Diversity & Success in Business is a networking round table event to connect students with diverse alumni working in different areas of the business world. Students get to learn about the unique career paths of distinguished alumni from diverse backgrounds, and discuss mentorship, challenges, opportunities and resources for pursuing careers in business and navigating life after UCLA. Recruiters and industry representatives will be in attendance to share information about their diversity leadership programs and career opportunities.

RSVP for Diversity and Success in Business and be sure to check it out tonight in the James West Alumni Center between 6 and 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Wednesday, Nov. 28

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Jobs Block
These are some of our favorite internships and jobs this week. Find more on UCLA ONE and Handshake.

Student Research Fellowship at Boeing (Summer 2019)
Tukwila, Wash.
Paramount Pictures
Studio Operations Internship at Paramount Pictures
Hollywood, Calif.
MGM Studios
Internship, Unscripted TV Development at MGM Studios
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Marketing Internship at Payscout
Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Research Internship at Google
Venice, Calif.
Event Marketing Internship at Variety
West Los Angeles, Calif.
Data Science Internship at Salesforce (Summer 2019)
Cambridge, Wash.

Professional Tip Block
Sending a thank you note after an interview is simply a traditional post – interview courtesy. Follow these three tips on how to write an effective thank you note.
1. Be Genuine 2. Create a Positive Experience 3. Personalize It
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