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UCLA Career Center

A Career and Professional Development Camp for UCLA Students

Career Ready Bootcamp 2018 Video

Building your bright future begins at UCLA's Career Ready Bootcamp (CRB)!   CRB is an intimate and intensive three-day professional and career development experience designed for first-generation and transfer Bruins (open to all undergrads).  Increase your confidence in navigating your career journey and presenting yourself as a candidate for career-enhancing opportunities through participation in a series of interactive skill-building activities, peer-to-peer discussions, and in-depth training and feedback from mentors.  

Brought to you by the UCLA Career Center in collaboration with the Transfer Student Center, First To Go, First-Gen Alumni Network, Alumni Affairs, Parent & Family Programs, and Student Affairs Development. 

Info Session and Apply

Wednesday, January 26th, 12-12:30  

Hear directly from program staff and past participants about the program goals, content, and the benefits of participating. 

Program Details

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 20th at 11:55pm 

  • Program Dates: Friday 3/25 - Sunday 3/27  

  • Location: UCLA Campus  

  • Event is planned to occur in-person, but may shift to remote format in accordance with university guidelines. 

  • Admitted participants are required to attend one mandatory Orientation & Resume Lab: Monday, 3/7 at 4pm or Tuesday 3/8 at 4pm  

Program Benefits

  • Guided self-assessment to understand how to leverage your unique strengths in pursuit of your career goals.  

  • Training, practice, and individualized feedback on your resume, networking, and interviewing skills.  

  • Meaningful connections with your fellow Bruins, as well as mentors in various fields and industries, who will provide developmental support and insight.  

  • Guidance to develop a personalized Career Action Plan with defined goals and strategies.  

  • Ongoing career development support from the UCLA Career Center.  


  • Targeting first-generation and transfer students, but open to all undergraduate students.  

  • Successful CRB participants are willing to take risks, engage in meaningful self-reflection, provide and receive constructive feedback, and share openly of themselves with their peers and guests.  

  • All CRB candidates must commit to all components of a 3-day, on-campus program beginning on Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th (end of spring break).  

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Information Sessions

Attend our Information Sessions to learn more about the program and selection process:

Wednesday, January 26, 12-12:30pm

Register at  

Hear directly from program staff and past participants about the program goals, content, and the benefits of participating. 


Testimonials from Past Career Ready Bootcamp Participants

“Networking with students, staff, and volunteers has been such a privilege. Learning interview tips, exercising social skills and all of the given advice has been so beneficial. Having time for self-reflection has definitely given me more guidance and confidence.”

“The Career Ready Bootcamp emphasized determination and confidence no matter what career someone seeks. It taught me to keep persevering and to talk to others in the field I am interested in.”

“It helped so much to create an action plan for this new year! So thankful to have been able to practice networking in such a safe space.”

“I learned about being in a professional setting and the right way to conduct myself. I also learned how to interview and what to say and what not to say. The most important thing I learned would be just to be yourself, we are all different and bring something great to the world."

“The Career Ready Bootcamp was an AMAZING experience. […] I learned more about my personality type which I can then transfer into interviews to show I know my strengths and weaknesses as well as applying these strengths to future job careers. The mock interview itself was beyond wonderful, I finally received feedback on how an interview went. I was never confident entering interviews and was told one major important thing when entering an interview, ‘Be Yourself!’”