The Association for Careers in Technology is a society
which represents and supports the students of UCLA while providing
vehicles for integrating students into the competitive engineering
and computer industry by promoting student awareness and interest
in career goals and potential employers.
What is ACT?
The Association for Careers in Technology (ACT) is a nonprofit,
student-run organization sponsored by the UCLA Career Center.
The intention of this proactive organization is to introduce
the enthusiastic students of UCLA to a competitive industry
of engineering and computers. It is not a secret that companies
look for more than just the four digits comprising your GPA.
That is why ACT has already established relationships with
dozens of corporations across the nation, all of which are
interested in students focused on engineering or computer science.
ACT welcome its members to tap into this rich resource and is
prepared to help them find a full-time, part-time, or even
internship position. By fortifying a networking bridge between
students and potential employers, this association hopes to
encourage student involvement in the research and pursuit of
Does ACT focus only on engineering
and CS companies?
Definitely not. In fact, the Association for Careers in Technology
is one of the only engineering or computer science organizations
on campus that does not focus solely on engineering or computer
firms. We realize that countless opportunities lie in the various
aspects of a corporation.
For example, ACT is closely affiliated
with various consulting and accounting firms which are very excited
about engineering and computer science majors. Conversely, this
organization is also associated with hi-tech firms that are
interested in students who concentrate on business, medicine,
or even art. The multifaceted aspirations of this organization
reflect our contention that there are innumerable opportunities
in any firm of any field.
How can ACT help me find a career?
The Association for Careers in Technology will be busy organizing
activities and keeping its members posted on job opportunities
as well as rising companies. The following are just some of the
benefits and services the Association for Careers in Technology
would like to extend to the students of UCLA.
How can I submit a resume to ACT?
The ACT resume CD consists of resumes of all ACT members and
is distributed to a vast number of companies around the world,
including our Corporate Sponsors. You may submit your resume
to any of the ACT officers at any of the events or drop it in
ACT box at the UCLA Career Center (the ACT box is right in
front as you walk in). All resumes must be limited to one page.
Corporate sponsored events
Representatives and recruiters from a prominent corporation
are invited to speak about their company, its success and the
industry in which it competes. There will also be a discussion
about career and job opportunities with that firm. This is a
wonderful chance for you to network with the representatives
and recruiters from some of the nation’s most lucrative companies.
Corporate industry nights
This event is similar to a Corporate Sponsored Event except
several companies specializing in a common field are invited to
entertain the students with the success of their firms and the
secrets of their industry. This is also an excellent opportunity
to interface with representatives and recruiters who are excited
about hiring UCLA students.
A resume cd comprised of all ACT members is distributed to a
legion of companies inside and outside of California.
Members of ACT who are included on an e-mail list are kept
up-to-date with upcoming events, current job opportunities,
and general information about expanding corporations.