Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | Time: 4pm-5:30pm |

Want to know how to pitch your marketable skills to employers?

How do you make new connections?

How can you leverage existing 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.


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Dr. Anne Dela Cruz

Dr. Anne Dela Cruz is the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Admissions (DIA) at the UCLA Graduate Division. She oversees the graduate outreach, recruitment, and admissions for UCLA masters and doctoral programs as well as graduate diversity efforts. Prior to joining the Graduate Division, Dr. Dela Cruz was an Assistant Director at the UCLA Anderson School of Management Professional MBA Programs Career Management Center where she managed part-time MBA career center operations, career coached students, and programmed leadership/professional development offerings for Executive and Fully Employed MBA students. She worked in the banking and financial services industries before coming to UCLA, holding positions in various functional areas focused on marketing, web strategy, information technology, operations management, and project management. She earned her B.A. in English and B.A. in Economics from UCLA, an M.A. in English and an M.A. in Teaching ESL (TESOL) from California State University, Los Angeles, and a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Dr. Dela Cruz also completed the UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Program in General Management. She also holds the following certifications: Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP), Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), American Society of Quality Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA), and the Certified Career Management Coach designation.