During your three weeks in the program, you will spend time in intensive workshops designed to help you develop strategies to improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English, experience some of the business classes offered at Anderson, preview Anderson's career resources, and learn a little about American culture.
Listening & Speaking
During this workshop, students analyze and discuss videotapes and transcripts of actual Anderson courses in an effort to better understand classroom communication. Covered topics include:
- Characteristics of good public speaking
- Group presentations at Anderson
- Effective expression of opinions, preferences, and disagreements
- Recognizing and responding to questions
- Comprehending native-speaker English
This workshop helps you enhance your English writing skills and explore the characteristics of effective MBA writing. In particular, you learn about the:
- Qualities and structure of a good case write-up
- Types of grammatical and vocabulary choices that contribute to good writing
Also, the instructor meets independently with each of you to discuss a specific piece of your own writing.
During these workshops, you are given a chance to participate in miniature version of Anderson core courses. In previous years courses have covered topics in Finance, Strategy, and Organizational Behavior. You will:
- Experience case class interaction and lectures
- Complete sample group assignments, such as short case analyses and presentations
- Learn about Anderson norms and expectations
- Get feedback about classroom performance
Career & Library Resources
These workshops provide you with an opportunity to learn about available job search and information resources by studying and then visiting a successful LA-based company. In past years, workshops have culminated in visits to Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, and Goldman Sachs.
This workshop introduces you to American culture, California culture, Los Angeles culture, and Anderson culture. The workshop is designed to be fun and informative; it is not political. Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend.