What to Look For in Summer Quarter?

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About Akshita: Akshita Saxena (’23) is a first-year MBA candidate at UCLA Anderson. She comes from a background in Analytics and Business Intelligence at The Coca-Cola Company. This summer Akshita will be interning at PwC as a Summer Associate in the Chicago office. Outside of school, she enjoys exploring LA’s brunches and beaches. Akshita is originally from India and received her BE in Computer Science in 2019.



You’ve packed your bags, booked your flights, and finally arrived in LA!! Your summer is going to be AMAZING, trust me. From socializing, academics, recruiting prep, networking, exploring, and a lot of partying, there is going to be a lot happening in the Summer Quarter. Here are a few important (and definitely fun) things to keep in mind:

Orientation Week

The first week of your MBA life! Walk up to your fellow classmates and say hi. We have students coming in from all over the world, and some of the best friendships are made during your orientation week. This week is basically Anderson 101 - getting face time with our Dean, learning about UCLA’s academics, exploring Anderson’s facilities, and meeting everyone for free breakfast and happy hours! This is also when you take my personal favorite class “Leadership Foundations”- a fun week indeed!

Parker Summer Series

Anderson’s Parker Career Center does a great job in preparing us for the recruiting cycle to come. This is the time you network with your fellow peers to explore the industries that interest you. During Summer quarter, you work in small groups led by a Parker advisor to refine your resume, build your LinkedIn profile, and start mapping out your personal and professional strengths. This is the most important foundational step into preparing for the recruiting cycle.

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An MBA is also a social program. From on-campus happy hours to section-wide dinners, there are so many ways to socialize with your peers. There are multiple student-led events happening every single day, from beach hangs and museum outings to food trails and LA touristy days. You will have tons of social events to choose from depending on your interests. Remember to use this as an opportunity to get to know one another!



Student Blogger: Akshita Saxena - MBA'23

Undergrad: MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology ‘19

Pre-MBA: Business Analyst, The Coca-Cola Company

[email protected]: President of Challenge for Charity (C4C), President of Creatives Club, VP of International Relations for Management Consulting Association (MCA), Director of Surf and Beach Club (SBC), Director of Marketing and Communications for Anderson Admission Corps (AAC)

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