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Trajectory Archive

Bruins share their career tips for fellow alums at all stages of their working life.


Vacation Vocation
Whitewater raftingA senior-year river-rafting trip with fellow Bruins in the '60s led alumnus George Wendt to form his own, now-40-year-old rafting company.
Oct 1, 2010
Sporting Chance
Jamie ApodyJamie Apody '00, a sports anchor and reporter at 6abc (WPVI-TV) in Philadelphia, offers a game plan for kicking off a career in sports broadcasting.
Jul 1, 2010
Dream Weaver
Marty SklarTheme-park designer and alumnus Marty Sklar began working at Disneyland a month before it opened and teaches Mickey's style in UCLA's Imagineering class.
Apr 1, 2010
Leader of the Brands
Jim StengelThe former global marketer for Procter & Gamble put products into virtually every home on the planet. Get Jim Stengel's priceless advice.
Jan 1, 2010
Domain Name of the Game
Kevin VoHow to launch an online business: advice from two Gen-Y whippersnappers who've already beaten you to the punch.
Oct 1, 2009
An Appetite for Excellence
An Appetite for ExcellenceUCLA grad Jill Bigelow runs Provecho restaurant in downtown L.A. with her husband. Is a sit-down restaurant for campus next?
Jul 1, 2009
Survivor: Job Market
Survivor: Job MarketKnowing how to weather being laid off or downsized and how to revive a career is even more critical than usual. Sought-after career consultant Judy Hernandez offers tips.
Apr 1, 2009
Urban Renewal
Urban RenewalJesus Gutierrez Ed.M '06 shares his experiences, explains why teaching in the inner city matters, and offers tips on how to make an urban teaching career work.
Jan 1, 2009
Money Talks
Money TalksWorried about your money? Bruin Brian Holmes '83 has something to say to you.
Oct 1, 2008
Beyond Bullsh*t
Beyond Bullsh*tSamuel Culbert offers Bruin alumni his expert advice on the dynamics of corporate baloney and why it has become the etiquette of choice in corporate communications.
Jul 1, 2008
No Competition
No CompetitionBruin Arlene R. Barro reveals her unique job-hunting insights.
Apr 1, 2008
Where's the Yellow Brick Road?
Where's the Yellow Brick Road?Jennifer Glos M.F.A. '05 shares the lessons she learned on her journey from aspiring student to successful film producer.
Jan 1, 2008
Adventures in Publishing
Adventures in PublishingEveryone has at least one amazing, heartbreaking bestseller in them. But how do you get your first masterpiece on the page? This is Debra Finerman's story. Maybe one day it will be yours.
Oct 1, 2007
Calm, Inc.
Calm, Inc.Exercise, yoga and biofeedback are terrific for dealing with stress. We can embrace serenity in yoga class, at the gym or in a peaceful park. But what about at the office? Here are some relaxing and easy-to-do tips for de-stressing on the job, courtesy of Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior's new Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).
Jul 1, 2007
Systems Career Check
Systems Career CheckHe's got 115 patents - and counting. Few Bruins are as qualified to offer advice as Marc Tremblay, vice president, fellow and chief architect at Sun Microsystems. He shares his insights on making it as an engineer and discusses the challenges for the next generation of UCLA engineering grads.
Apr 1, 2007
Those Who Can, Teach
Those Who Can, TeachA young Bruin educator is on a mission to recruit more math and science teachers.
Jan 1, 2007
Back to the Basics 101
Back to the Basics 101This young alum parlayed a communications degree, UCLA Extension and the Bruin network into a great starting job in public relations. The old tried-and-true tips she learned in the process can work for anybody starting out in any field.
Oct 1, 2006
Working the Web
Working the WebClick here to opportunity as a young Bruin reveals the secrets of job-hunting online.
Jul 1, 2006