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The Final Stretch

Feeling a little sluggish since coming back from Thanksgiving break? Read these 23 tips on getting motivated to study for your final assignments and exams of the quarter.
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Naibe Reynoso
Naibe Reynoso '95 is a multiple Emmy and AP award-winning journalist who is currently the executive producer of “The TRENDTalk.” Her career in media spans over 20 years, during which, she has worked or contributed to local, national and international networks including CNN en Español, Univision Network, KTLA and KCBS and has even filled in as a co-host on “The View.” Naibe graduated from UCLA with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1995. You can read more about her career and the advice she has for UCLA students and alumni in her "Excellence in Action" interview.

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

Business Insider
Video Internship at Business Insider (Winter 2018)
Los Angeles, Calif.
Global Film Marketing Internship at IMAX
Los Angeles, Calif.
Electronic Arts
EA Play Event Coordinator at Electronic Arts (Summer 2019)
Playa Vista, Calif.
Internship at Mattel, Inc.
El Segundo, Calif.
Data Science Internship at CrowdStrike
Los Angeles, Calif.
Undergraduate Co-op at Amgen
Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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Winter break is a great time to destress from a busy quarter and celebrate the start of a new year. It's also the perfect time to get a head start on your career exploration by fine-tuning your resume or cover letter and reaching out to UCLA alumni for information interviews. Here are some ideas for things to do during your break:
  • Set up a UCLA ONE account to start connecting with UCLA alumni in interesting career fields.
  • Set up informational interviews with alumni, mentors or family members (use UCLA ONE or LinkedIn to identify people).
  • Shadow a family member, friend or alumnus at their job for a day.
  • Create or update your resume (then have the UCLA Career Center review it after break).
  • Start applying for internships and jobs.
  • Set up a LinkedIn profile (this tutorial is a great start).
  • Research interesting graduate programs and create a prospective list. Map out your timeline for applying for jobs, internships and graduate programs.
Doing just one of these things over break will ensure you have one less thing to worry about when you come back to campus for winter quarter.
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