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ImaginePhD 2: Creating an Action Plan 11/30/17 @ Bunche Hall 6275
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This is the second session, in a two part series. During this interactive session, graduate students and postdocs will discuss career paths of interest, identifying development opportunities and resources to best plan for the future. Participants will leave with a time-based action plan.


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UCLA Ventures: Fostering Entrepreneurship both On and Off-Campus 12/1/17
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Space is limited. RSVP is recommended. Thank you!


Brandon Eicher (’07) serves as the Director of UCLA Ventures, a community-built venture portfolio that supports UCLA and its entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since he returned to the university in early 2016, UCLA Ventures has grown rapidly, adding some of UCLA’s most prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to the group’s already vibrant membership base. Under his leadership, this cohort of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, which is committed to building and sustaining UCLA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, has pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity in their respective venture-backed companies to UCLA Ventures. This support will have a lasting impact on the university, its students, and its alumni.

Prior to returning to UCLA, Brandon earned a Master’s degree in International Relations and International Economics with a specialization in Finance from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He then moved to Chicago, where he worked as a Consultant for Grenzebach Glier & Associates (GG&A) in its higher education practice area. While at GG&A, Brandon served an impressive client list, which included Cornell University, Dartmouth College, INSEAD, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and the University of Queensland, among others.


About FirstFridays @UCLA TDG

UCLA Technology Development Group (UCLA TDG) is pleased to host the monthly educational series, FirstFridays @TDG. The continental breakfast networking event occurs on the first Friday of every month from 9:00-10:30 in our new large conference room Suite 820-20, 10889 Wilshire Blvd. The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for the campus and local communities to come and meet with our staff and Technology Fellows, to hear a brief presentation on a variety of topics relevant to intellectual property and entrepreneurship at UCLA, and to ask questions and network. Please visit our Eventbrite page for future events.

This event is hosted by the UCLA Technology Development Group.

Job Search Strategies: Industry, Government, & Non-Profits 12/05/17 @ Career Center 200
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This workshop is designed to help graduate students strategically search for and apply to jobs in nonprofits, government and industry. Students will leave this session with a time-based action plan, specific job search resources, and concrete next steps for finding and applying for positions that reflect their interests and experience level.

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