Strengthsfinder Assessment Interpretation

Beverly Weise1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

UCLA Career Center, Room 200 (Second floor)
Identify your Strengths and Incorporate into your Career Action Plan

Consider taking the Strengthsfinder 2.0 online assessment (prior to the Young Alumni Career Forum) and bring your results, including Your Top 5 Strengths to the forum. Beverly L. Weise, President of Leadership Talent Solutions, will lead an interpretation/discussion to review your results and explore how to leverage your strengths professionally and personally. Please note that taking the assessment is optional and not required of Young Alumni Career Forum registrants.

Young Alumni Career Forum attendees receive a discounted price of $9.99 versus the regular fee of $15.00. Take the assessment (optional) here.

Instructions: Choose "individual" and be sure to check CART in upper right hand of screen to make payment. If you have any difficulties with access or questions, please call Gallup support at 888.211.4049 or email

IMPORTANT: Please bring a copy of your completed Strengthsfinder Assessment to the Young Alumni Career Forum for the Interpretation Session.


William Yu2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

UCLA Career Center, Room 200 (Second floor)
Presentation: What's Hot and What's not: Emerging Career Trends for 2017-2020

It’s a job seeker’s market. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment openings hit an all-time high in 2016, the outlook for 2017 and beyond is also quite positive. Which jobs are trending in 2017 through 2020? Our esteemed speaker William Yu, PhD, an economist with UCLA’s Anderson Forecast, will discuss hot career trends by industry and job title. Underperforming industries will also be discussed. Scan the horizons of robust industries and gain information to effectively manage your career while leveraging your talents so you can position yourself in career fields with the greatest degree of employability.

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UCLA Alumni Affairs Presentation: Career Resources for Alumni
James West Alumni Center

James West Alumni Center






3:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UCLA Alumni Chat Sessions featuring Alumni in the following fields:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Consulting/Business/Law
  • Human Resources
  • Government/Nonprofit/Public Service
  • Education/Teaching/Administration
  • Entertainment/Creative
  • Public Relations/Marketing/Advertising
  • Engineering/Technology/Incubators
  • Biotechnology/Science/Health Care
  • Big Data/Data Science


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dessert Bar/Employer Presentation