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Announcements for February 19, 2019

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The Connection | Winter 2019 Week 7

This week’s issue of The Connection highlights the Student Research Program/SRP-99 Workshops; #Careers in Tech and Entrepreneurship; Flip the Script: Stories of Social Change; Know Thyself: Discover Your Career “Fit”; Repeat Policy; and BruinBus.


Each week we post The Connection on our Facebook newsfeed (https://www.facebook.com/UCLACAC/) and CAC website (http://www.cac.ucla.edu/newsletter/TheConnection.pdf

Consultant Position for The Bruin Group

The Bruin Group (www.thebruingroupconsulting.com) is currently recruiting new consultants for our upcoming project cycle in Spring 2019. The Bruin Group is a student organization working to provide quality solutions for startup clients. Our previous clients include Silicon Valley & Y Combinator startups, biotech firms, and non-profit organizations like Teach for America. Members have completed internships and received full-time offers at BCG, Bain, Accenture, Deloitte, PwC, Intel, KPMG, Cornerstone Research, PIMCO, and more. Join our info session to learn more about the organization! We encourage students of all grade levels and majors interested in consulting, business, and working with startups to apply.


Information Session Details

When: Thursday, Feb 21, 2019, at 6 pm - 7 pm

Where: Dodd 167

Dress code: Business Casual

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/TBGInfoWinter19


Resume Drop Details

Deadline: Thursday, Feb 21, 2019, at 11:59 pm

Submit your applications here: https://tinyurl.com/TBG-W19Apps

Interviews will be held at the end of week 8.


Please direct any questions to: thebruingroup@gmail.com  


Chat with Project 925 Founder

Ex Bain consultant and Kellogg grad, Quynh Onel, recently launched her own LA based company, Project 925. Project 925 curates fashionable and practical work clothes so that young professional women can feel confident in the clothes they wear 5 out of 7 days of the week. Project 925 recognizes that what you wear is only one component of self-confidence and so they live by their mantra, "Look good. Feel good. Do good." As a first step, Project 925 organizes women's events centered around helping women FEEL GOOD in their careers and donates 1% of sales to the women’s organization of their customer's choice at checkout to enable their customers to DO GOOD in their communities.


Interested in the company, start up culture or have questions about your career and want some advice? Quynh Onel is coming on campus for a pop up. Come over to say hi and to ask about anything ranging from the company to her time in consulting, applying to MBA or any career questions you may have. She’s just here to just get to know young aspiring professional women to improve her company.


Date/Time: Thursday, February 21,9:30 AM -2:00 PM

Location: Bruinwalk


For questions contact Nawapak Lerthirunvibul at nawapakl@gmail.com


Deloitte x 180 Degrees Consulting Workshop


Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior interested in building and honing your leadership acumen? Are you looking to develop your behavioral skills? Here’s presenting 180 Degrees Consulting’s Skills Building Workshop in partnership with Deloitte. Practitioners from various branches of consulting will be in attendance to help you grow as a leader and learn the art of developing client relationships, through real world cases and scenarios. Grab this opportunity to gain invaluable business skills from some of Deloitte’s finest industry professionals! 

Please submit your application through the google link by Friday, March 1st, 11:59pm: 

Date/Time: Thursday, March 7, 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Location: Public Affairs 1222
Attire: Business Casual

RSVP on our FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1553103664833960/


For questions contact kgilbert@180dc.org


Spring Into Research Program


Apply to the Spring into Research program for Spring 2019 and earn a $350 scholarship! 

Spring into Research is a quarter-long scholarship program for freshmen, sophomores, and first-year transfer students who are interested in pursuing research or creative projects in the humanities, arts, or social sciences. Participants can earn a $350 scholarship while learning research fundamentals during Spring 2019.

Participants will not be required to conduct research during the program, but will learn strategies and tools essential to conducting research or creative projects, such as how to find a faculty mentor, and how to get started in research. 

Participants are required to attend the Cornerstone Workshop series (http://hass.ugresearch.ucla.edu/getting-started/workshops/) and complete program related assignments. By the end of the program, students will have a fully formed research or creative arts proposal and will have identified a potential faculty mentor for their proposed project.

Apply online: Complete the online Spring Into Research application by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 1.


To apply visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpringIntoResearch2019


For questions contact the Undergraduate Research Center--Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences: 310-825-2935 or urhass@college.ucla.edu.


Columbia Bridge to the Ph.D. Program

The Bridge-to-the-Ph.D. program is designed to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in STEM fields, including Economics. It is an intensive research, academic, and mentoring experience for post-baccalaureates seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications and to prepare for the transition into Ph.D. programs. Scholars who apply to and are selected for the economics program will be paired with a mentor in the economics department, and take part in activities tailored towards Ph.D. programs in the field.

Bridge participants are hired as full-time Columbia University research assistants (RAs) for up to two years and conduct research under the mentorship of faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students. Potential research areas within the department include behavioral economics, development, macroeconomics, urban economics, industrial organization, education, health, and political economy.

For more information visit https://bridgetophd.facultydiversity.columbia.edu/

To apply visit


For questions, please contact the program director, Kwame Osei-Sarfo by email at ko2439@columbia.edu


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