Jobs & Internships

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Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,575 ($12,697)
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Facts & Statistics

Career Center
501 Westwood Plaza
(310) 206-1915
career.ucla.edu
Employment Services?
Yes
Placement Services?
Yes
Other Career Services
  • BruinView, online job and internship database
  • Career counseling
  • Career fairs
  • Career lab with a library of resources
  • Employer information sessions
  • Internship & International Opportunities (program to help students find openings)
  • Letter of reference services
  • Networking opportunities
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Résumé critique
  • Salary comparison
  • Workshops
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • One of campus's three coffeehouses
  • Lifeguarding at Sunset Recreation Center
  • The Wooden Center (gym) desk
  • Campus tour guide
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • The bookstore
  • Dining Services
  • The library
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Coffeehouses, like Starbucks or Peet's Coffee
  • Movie theaters (you might catch a premiere!)
  • Boutiques
  • UCLA Medical Center (if you're an ambitious pre-med student)
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
Finding on-campus work is simple-popular jobs include coffee houses, the rec center's outdoor pool, and campus tours. The pay isn't fabulous, but some students work as part of their financial aid package and certainly reap the reward. Off-campus employment is a little trickier to secure, but one of Los Angeles' glittering promises is its internship and job spectrum. Savvy applicants can find spots in the city's bustling entertainment industry and UCLA's top-notch medical facilities. BruinView is an online portal that allows students to upload their résumé, which is circulated to companies specifically seeking Bruin interns. The Career Center is also a handy resource with its résumé workshops, mock interviews, and friendly counselors.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Amgen
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Deloitte Touche
  • Eli Lilly
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • FTI Consulting
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kaplan
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy's
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • The Princeton Review
  • Raytheon
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Southwestern Company
  • Target Corporation
  • Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
  • Towers Watson
  • Vector Marketing
  • ViaSat
  • Wal-Mart

Student Polls

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 149 responses

  • 1% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
  • 10% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 49% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 40% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 140 responses

  • 1% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.
  • 9% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 46% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 45% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
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