You’re so close to the end of spring quarter! We’re sending you all our best vibes to finish strong, just like UCLA Softball, which is headed to the Women’s College World Series this week. Go Bruins!

Linda Lehrer ’71, Ph.D. is currently the director of New York Public Programs for the Aspen Institute. Her past experiences include working as a journalist for the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune, serving as communications director for Scholastic, Inc., where she launched the award-winning PBS show, “The Magic School Bus,” and teaching journalism and writing at Fordham and New York University. Learn more about her impressive career in journalism and communications in her Excellence in Action interview.

If you’re starting an internship this summer, make the most of it by getting to know co-workers who aren’t your supervisor or fellow interns. Use your internal directory or company website to find staff in roles that interest you, and reach out to them over email or in person to ask for an informational interview over lunch or coffee to learn more about their work. Other ways to maximize your internship: ask your supervisor if you can sit in on some of his/her meetings, don’t sit idle if your load is light—ask colleagues how you can help or develop a project of your own that fits a need, and come to meetings prepared with a list of well-researched questions on the topic.

Applications for the Sharpe Fellows program are open. Be part of this unique network of students and alumni in investment banking, consulting, finance and technology. Learn more and apply here.

  • May 31: Sharpe Fellows Info Session, 4 - 5 p.m. in Bunche 9294.
  • May 31: Senior Send-Off, a free Alumni Affairs event celebrating graduating seniors, 6 - 8 p.m., James West Alumni Center. Learn more and RSVP here.
  • May 31: College to Career: Senior Edition, 3 - 5 p.m., Carnesale Commons, Hermosa Room, Details here.
  • June 5: Bruin Career Insights—Networking in Entertainment, 6 - 7 p.m., virtual episode featuring interviews with Bruins working in the entertainment industry. Learn more and watch here.
  • June 8: Deadline to enroll in 195CE internship courses for summer quarter. Details here.
  • June 8: Social Enterprise Academy Venture Showcase & Symposium, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., UCLA Northwest Campus Auditorium, Details here.
  • June 15: Submission deadline for UCLA Alumni Day art competition (open to students and alumni). Submit your original UCLA-themed art or photography for a chance to win prizes worth up to $500 and be featured on UCLA Alumni’s social media channels. Learn more.
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Alyssa and the Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs team


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