2016-2017 Humanities Career Panel Series Events:

 

♦ “CBS ON TOUR: Career Opportunities in the Entertainment Industry” – October 19th, 2016

Thinking about a career in the entertainment industry?
Want to learn about how you can get your foot in the door in entertainment?
Want to learn about different career paths at CBS?

CBS ON TOUR is a community outreach program where CBS executives visit universities and junior colleges to speak with students about career opportunities in the entertainment industry. The program was created in 2011 to expose students in largely diverse regions/institutions about the vast occupational options available in entertainment. CBS On Tour, specifically, brings students awareness to the often overlooked career opportunities at CBS, focusing on positions in front of AND BEHIND THE CAMERA. The goal of this initiative is to create a direct pipeline for diverse individuals from academia to the professional world, and diversify the networks and studios on an executive level. Since the inception of the program, CBS has seen an increase in the numbers of students applying for internships.

♦ “The INs & OUTs of Applying to Graduate School” – November 2nd, 2016

Applying for graduate/professional school?
Got statement-of-purpose writer’s block?
Want to know who should write your recommendations?

This workshop will help students understand the graduate school application process, including researching graduate programs, understanding the admissions process, and networking with individuals at target institutions. The workshop will include tips and best practices for the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, interview preparation, and other admissions-related topics.

Speaker:

Dr. Anne De La Cruz – Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Admissions (DIA) at the UCLA Graduate Division

♦ “Academic and Professional School Panel: Insider Knowledge and How to Get In” – November 9th, 2016

Applying for graduate school? We’ve got you covered!

This panel discussion will feature speakers from various fields (professional and academic) who can answer questions about how students can make themselves competitive for graduate and professional schools. The panel will also discuss the goals of their individual programs, what they hope each graduate student will gain after graduating from their respective programs, and job prospects for their graduates.

Moderator* and Speakers:
Professor Ross Shiedler* – Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Studies;
Former Associate Dean of UCLA Graduate Division
Professor Jonathan Furner – Professor and Chair, UCLA Information Studies
Professor Tanya Stivers – Professor and Vice Chair, UCLA Sociology
Professor Richard Yarborough –  Professor and Vice Chair, UCLA English
Rob Schwartz – Assistant Dean of Admissions, UCLA School of Law

♦ “Statement of Purpose Workshop” – November 16th, 2016

Writing your statement of purpose (SOP) for grad school? Need another set of eyes to look over your SOP?

Get paired with a current UCLA graduate student or writing specialist for a one-on-one session to discuss your statement of purpose. Writing graduate students and writing mentors can help you brainstorm, copy edit, critique content, and answer any questions you might have about your statement of purpose. Bring your outline or most recent draft of your statement and we’ll provide the feedback and pizza!

♦ “Panel – The Art of Finding a Career at a Museum or Arts Non Profit” – January 18th, 2017

Do you have a passion for research and/or art? Want to work at a museum or arts non profit organization?

Experienced staff from well-known museums and arts non profits organizations in the Los Angeles area such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Skirball, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and Self Help Graphics will discuss career options that one can find at these institutions how you can get your foot in the door. Join us and learn about different career opportunities at museums and arts non profits.

Speakers:
Betty Avila – Self Help Graphics
Debra Broz – Center for Cultural Innovation
Kabir Singh – Skirball Cultural Center
Theresa Sotto – Hammer Museum
John Tain – Getty Research Institute

♦ “What to do with Your Gap Year” – January 25th, 2017

Taking a year off after graduation? Want to use your gap year productively?

Are you planning on taking a year off between…
…graduation and graduate school?
…graduation and the job market?
If so, how will you be spending that year off?
We encourage you to attend “What to do with your Gap Year” and learn how you can optimize your year off in order to gain valuable experience that will make you a more competitive applicant for graduate/professional schools and the job market!

Invited guests included:
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.
Teach for America is a non-profit that works to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.
City Year partners with most at-risk schools to help bridge the gap between what their students need and what the schools are designed to provide.

♦ “Resume and Cover Letter Workshop” – February 8th, 2017

Are you confident in your ability to showcase your strongest attributes and accomplishments in a professionally crafted resume?

Designed specifically for Humanities students, this workshop will address which skills Humanities students should highlight in their resumes and cover letters in order to positively stand out from the pack. In this interactive, fast-moving workshop, you’ll learn about the top skills employers seek, most-common resume blunders, the art of creating dynamic bullet points, cover-letter do’s and don’ts, and more! Don’t miss out on this chance to build your career confidence!

Speaker:
Jordan Maness – UCLA Career Center Counseling Manager for Arts, Humanities, and Early Management

♦ “Panel & Networking – The Anatomy of an Internship” – February 22nd, 2017

Everything you need to know about internships.

Want to know how to find internships? Learn from and network with current students and alumni who have had amazing internships! Wondering how you can land an awesome internship? Want to know what it takes to be successful in an internship? If so, we encourage you to attend “The Anatomy of an Internship: Everything You Need to Know about Internships.” Distinguished speakers will speak about their own internship experiences, what they did to make themselves competitive internship applicants, and how you can do the same.
This two-part event will include a panel discussion and a networking session. Also in attendance, UCLA Career Center representatives will show students how to navigate various Career Center resources to find internships.

Speakers:
Fidan Cheikosman | 4th-year UCLA Comparative Literature and French major, intern @ French Consulate
Stefan Ecklund | UCLA International Development Music Industry alumnus and currently @ Fox Studios, interned @ NBC Universal and Sacred Tiger Music Publishing,
Erin Hayes | 3rd-year UCLA English major and intern @ Conan, interned @ The Ellen Show
Geoffrey Putnam | 4th-year UCLA History major and Russian Studies minor and intern @ Getty Research Institute, interned @ Petersen Automotive Museum and Adirondack Trust Company
Ana Vila | UCLA Spanish & Portuguese alumna and currently @ Zeno Group

♦ “Panel – Leveraging Your Humanities Degree in Non-Humanities Careers” – March 1st, 2017

What skills have you developed as a humanities major? How can you leverage those skills in non-humanities careers?

Meet a panel of Humanities alumni whose career trajectories have moved away from the traditional fields associated with their majors. Learn how to use your humanities coursework and degree experience in the fields like public health, technology and business fields! The opportunities are endless!

Speakers:
Eder Abellaneda | Master’s Candidate at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences and College Academic Mentor, CAC
Paulette Barros | Manager of Data Analytics, Advertising and Sales Operations at ZEFR
Jill Sager Flickinger | MBA Candidate, Anderson Business School at UCLA, Brand Management Intern, Little Tikes

♦ “Panel – Government Career/Internship Opportunities” – April 19th, 2017

Have you always wanted to work for the government?
Want to know how to achieve this goal?

Career/internship opportunities in the government are diverse, exciting, and highly competitive. In a continually growing global society, the United States has placed great importance on hiring talented individuals to protect the country’s interests and grow its diplomatic efforts.

Join us for what will be an informative panel that will explore the career paths within various government agencies and how you can gain a competitive edge when applying for government opportunities. Guest speakers will include representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Marine Officer Training Program.

♦ “Panel – Look Who’s Talking! Careers in Language & Communications” – April 26th, 2017

Thinking about pursuing a career in communications? Don’t know how to leverage your skills?

Proficiency in a language other than English is one of the most highly sought skills on the job market today. UCLA Humanities students are often especially qualified for opportunities that require knowledge of another language. Meet representatives who have worked in the areas of interpretation and translation, foreign language teaching, and English language education abroad. Our panelists will share their experiences and answer questions about how they were able to leverage their language skills in their respective professions.

Participating speakers included:

Benjamin Lewis – American Sign Language Lecturer Lucilla Ritterstein – Certified Court Interpreter in SB County Kelly Zuinga – Exchange Visitor Counselor, DCISS

2015-2016 Humanities Career Panel Series Events:

♦ “Lunch ‘n Learn with WhatsApp” – October 7th, 2015

Lunch with representatives with WhatsApp (Technology Industry)

Want to translate your humanities degree into an exciting career in the tech industry? Are you a polyglot and love languages? Now hiring for: Bengali • Czech/Slovak • Farsi • Hindi • Malay • Spanish • Thai • Urdu • Bring your resumes and don’t miss out on this networking opportunity with WhatsApp employees! This is a unique opportunity designed for Humanities students (but open to all UCLA students) and the first event in the Humanities Career Panel Series!

♦ “The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School” – October 14th, 2015

A workshop with Anne De la Cruz (UCLA Graduate Division)

Applying for graduate/professional school? Got statement-of-purpose writer’s block? Want to know who should write your recommendations? This workshop will help students understand the graduate school application process, including researching graduate programs, understanding the admissions process, and networking with individuals at target institutions. The workshop will include tips and best practices for the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, interview preparation, and other admissions-related topics.

♦ “So You Want to Go to Graduate School (Part 1): Statement of Purpose Workshop” – October 21st, 2015

A statement of purpose workshop led by current UCLA Graduate Students

Write your statement of purpose for graduate school and then get paired with a current UCLA graduate student or faculty member for a one-on-one session to discuss your statement of purpose.

♦ “So You Want to Go to Graduate School (Part 2): An Academic and Professional School Panel” – October 21st, 2015

A panel with faculty from various graduate and professional programs

This panel discussion will feature speakers from various fields (professional and academic) who can answer questions about how students can make themselves competitive for graduate and professional schools. The panel will also discuss the goals of their individual programs, what they hope each graduate student will gain after graduating from their respective programs, and job prospects for their graduates.

Speakers:
Professor Héctor Calderón, Professor and Chair, UCLA Spanish and Portuguese
Christy Mallory, esq., Anna M. Curren Fellow and Senior Counsel, UCLA Williams Institute
Professor Mark A. Peterson, Professor and Chair, UCLA Public Policy
Professor Carlos Grijalva, Associate Dean, UCLA Graduate Division

♦ “Changing Trajectories: The Pre-Health Path” – November 4th, 2015

A panel with representatives from postbacc medical and nursing programs

Thinking about pursuing a career in the health field? Don’t know how to change paths? More and more Humanities students are choosing to pursue careers in the health field. As those who study the human condition, Humanities students are well-suited for careers in this field, and medical schools are starting to take notice of this fact. This panel will featured admissions officers and academic/career advisors from various postbaccalaureate pre-health programs who can speak at length about making the transition into the health field.

Participating institutions included:
Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
Loyola Marymount University Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
UCLA Master of Science in Nursing Program

♦ “The Art of Finding a Career at a Museum” – January 1st, 2016

A panel with representatives from various local museums

Do you have a passion for research and/or art? Want to work at a museum or library? Experienced staff from well-known museums and libraries in the Los
Angeles area such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art, and UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library will discuss
career options that one can fi nd at museums and how you can get your
foot in the door. Join us and learn about diff erent career opportunities at
museums and libraries.

Speakers:
Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sabine Schlosser, Getty Research Institute
Jennifer Osorio, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library

♦ “What to Do With Your Gap Year” – January 20th, 2016

A panel with representatives from organizations such as the Peace Corps, Teach for America, etc.

Taking a year off after graduation? Want to use your gap year productively? Are you planning on taking a year off between…
…graduation and graduate school?
…graduation and the job market?
If so, how will you be spending that year off ?
We encourage you to attend “What to do with your Gap Year” and learn how
you can optimize your year off in order to gain valuable experience that will
make you a more competitive applicant for graduate/professional schools and
the job market!

Invited guests included:
826LA is a non-profi t organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6
to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers
inspire their students to write.
Teach for America is a non-profi t that works to grow and strengthen the
movement for educational equity and excellence.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed
study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.
City Year partners with most at-risk schools to help bridge the gap between
what their students need and what the schools are designed to provide.

♦ “Resume and Cover Letter Workshop” – January 27th, 2016

A workshop led by a representative from the UCLA Career Center

Are you confident in your ability to showcase your strongest attributes and accomplishments in a professionally crafted resume? Designed specifically for Humanities students, this workshop will address which skills Humanities students should highlight in their resumes and cover letters in order to positively stand out from the pack. In this interactive, fast-moving workshop, you’ll learn about the top skills employers seek, most-common resume blunders, the art of creating dynamic bullet points, cover-letter do’s and don’ts, and more! Don’t miss out on this chance to build your career confidence!

Speaker:
Jordan Maness – UCLA Career Center Counseling Manager for Arts, Humanities, and Early Management

♦ “Networking and Branding: How to Market Yourself to Employers” – February 10th, 2016

A workshop with Anne De La Cruz (UCLA Graduate Division)

How do you pitch your marketable skills to employers? How do you make new connections? How do you leverage connections to find a job?Whether you are looking at graduate programs, exploring career options, or trying to make new connections, networking and branding come into play. Learn best practices on how you can best position yourself while networking. Participants will be introduced to the concept of an elevator pitch/positioning statement.

♦ “2015-2016 Humanities Career Exchange” – April 14th, 2016

Are you a Humanities or Social Science major/minor?Are you hitting the job market after graduation? Want to network with employers?Want to learn about what kinds of careers are available for new graduates? Join us for the Humanities Career Exchange! Speed dating meets career fair! This event was designed especially for Humanities and Social Science stu-dents and all the recruiters attending this event are looking to hire students with your skills and knowledge!

Hour 1: Learn from recruiters about the various career opportunities that are available at their organizations

Hour 2: Network with recruiters over lunch

♦ “Getting in With the Government” – April 20th, 2016

A panel with representatives from various branches of the government (State Dept, CIA, FBI, Marines)

Have you always wanted to work for the government? Want to know how to achieve this goal?Career/internship opportunities in the government are diverse, exciting, and highly competitive. In a continually growing global society, the United States has placed great importance on hiring talented individuals to protect the country’s interests and grow its diplomatic efforts.Join us for what will be an informative panel that will explore the career paths within various government agencies and how you can gain a competitive edge when applying for government opportunities. Guest speakers will include representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Marine Officer Training Program.