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WE@UCLA Academy

WE@UCLA Academy, in collaboration with Partnership UCLA, is an innovative development program designed to empower and unite female Engineering students through training provided by alumni and industry leaders. It is focused on helping students develop tangible skills, such as self-efficacy, leadership, team building, and ethics, along with a sense of community. This academy brings awareness to issues facing female engineering students and female engineers with a series of intensive training sessions.

WE@UCLA Academy Curriculum

Session Date Topic Content Engagement Opportunities

Fall Quarter

Saturday, 10/14
12:00 to 2:30PM
Location TBD

Professional Toolkit:
Powerful Resumes
& Interviews

12:00-12:15: Opening, Welcome & Intros (15m)

  • Technical Interviews Trainer/Speaker
  • 10-15 professionals for mock interviews/resume reviews

12:15-12:30: Icebreaker: Building trust (15m)

12:30-1:20: Technical Interview Training (50m)

1:20-2:20: Resume Reviews + Mock Interviews (60m)

2:20-2:30: Closing (10m)

Saturday, 10/21
12:00 to 2:00PM

Location TBD

Leadership and Community

12:00-12:10: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)

  • Keynote speaker
  • 4-5 panelists

12:10-12:40: Value of community Keynote (30m)

12:40-1:00: Your “Board of Advisors” Activity (20m)

1:00-2:00: Journey to leadership panel (60m)

Winter Quarter

Saturday 1/20
12:00 to 2:00PM

JWAC Founders Room

Collaborative Leadership & Team Building

12:00-12:10: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)

  • Keynote speaker
  • Team building trainer

12:10-12:40: No ‘I’ in Team Keynote (30m)

12:40-1:30: Building a successful team training (50m)

1:30-2:00: Working together activity (30m)

Saturday, 1/27
12:00 to 2:00PM

Boelter Penthouse

Gender & Leadership

12:00-12:10: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)

  • Keynote speaker
  • 4-5 panelists (all genders)

12:10-12:30: Gender + workplace video & chat (20m)

12:30-1:00: Female Leaders Keynote (30m)

1:00-2:00: Gender in the workplace panel (60m)

Spring Quarter

Saturday, 4/7
12:00 to 2:00PM

Boelter Penthouse

Ethical Leadership: Building Trust, Credibility & Respect

12:00-12:20: Icebreaker: Ethics & Values (20m)

  • Keynote speaker
  • 4-5 panelists (all genders)

12:20-12:40: Ethical Leadership Keynote (20m)

12:40-1:00: How would you decide? Activity (20m)

1:00-2:00: Building trust and respect panel (60m)
Saturday 4/21
1:30 to 4:00PM

Carnesale Commons – Hermosa Room
Your Leadership Style: Vision, Mission & Values

1:30-1:40: Warm Up & Check-In (10m)

  • Keynote speaker
  • True Colors Trainer

1:40-2:15:  True Colors training (35m)

2:15-3:00:  Your vision, mission and values (45 m)

3:00-3:30:  Leading for the Future Keynote (30m)

3:30-4:00: Closing and Celebration