Partnership UCLA

As part of a world-renowned university with a public mission, the Department of Communication is committed to preparing students for successful lives as informed global citizens; we are equally committed to using knowledge as a force for positive societal change. Moreover, UCLA faculty and students benefit from myriad connections with vibrant communities of professionals, engaged citizens, and leaders in the culturally diverse area of Southern California, and the rest of the world


Going forward, Partnership UCLA will be a key catalyst for strengthening these crucial connections to ensure the leadership, impact and excellence of UCLA Communication in the 21st century. These programs give our students real-world training and insight to prepare them for excellence during their time at UCLA and beyond.



Bruin Development Academy

Helping students prepare for the world of work requires the support of our talented alumni network. Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in Bruin Development Academy have an opportunity to learn valuable skills from today’s industry leaders. These training sessions focus on strengthening students’ analytical thinking, communication skills, writing techniques and other industry-specific skills to provide them with a more comprehensive academic and applied skillset. Guest instructors from an accomplished pool of alumni and friends are brought in to share their experiences and professional advice.

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Life After Degree

Distinguished alumni are invited to campus to share their experiences after graduation with current students, often regarding a specific industry or career path. These sessions are followed by a Q&A discussion and often time for networking. Previous session topics have included careers in entertainment, law and healthcare among others and have focused on career and professional opportunities, post-graduation experiences, and other subjects of special interest.

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Job-Ready Bucket List

Job-Ready Bucket List is designed for those looking to activate their Bruin network to be job-ready by graduation. This program brings in alumni engagement to provide resume and cover letter feedback and informational interviews. The program is done virtually to help students with busy schedules, but the program is interactive and designed to help students engage with alumni before graduation.


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For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Amanda Raymond

Associate Director, Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs | office phone: 310.794.5202