Public Service Jobs & Internships

Hi everyone! My name is Armando Olea, and I’m a first-generation college student from San Diego, CA. I am double majoring in International Development Studies and Chicano Studies with a minor in Education. First and foremost, congratulations on your acceptance into UCLA! As a graduating senior, I am excited what the next four years have…

Campus Mental Health Resources

Hello (potential) new Bruins!! My name is Dani Lowder and I am thrilled to be next in what I’m sure has been a long line of congratulations on the amazing achievement of gaining acceptance into UCLA. I am a fourth-year Political Science major and Arabic and Islamic studies minor from Orange County, CA. I could…

Life as a Nursing Student

As I imagine myself standing in your shoes, I want to let you know that you are about to embark on some of best and hardest years of your life. My name is Kate Gieschen, and I am a  fourth-year nursing student from Davis, California. As I near the end of my college career, I am…

UCLA Sports and Athletics

What’s up future Bruins! My name is Ben and I am a first-year Cognitive Science major at UCLA. I am from Torrance, which is about half an hour south of UCLA on a good day and about an hour and a half south on your typical, trafficked LA day. First, congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! I…

Attending New Student Orientation

Hey everyone! My name Skyler Wight. I am a third year English major with a minor in history and I am from Santa Monica, California. Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA! This is such an exciting time for you all, and you should be so proud of yourselves! A few years ago, when I was…

Preparing for Life After UCLA

Hi everyone! My name is Camille and I’m from San Leandro, CA. I am a fourth year double majoring in Political Science and Communications, with a minor in Disability Studies. Before anything else, I just want to say congratulations on your admission to UCLA!! This is an amazing achievement and you should be so proud…

UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program

Hey everyone! My name is Marlene Quintanilla Flores and I’m a second-year Pre-Human Biology and Society major with a concentration in Public Health. I’m a first-generation Latina born and raised in San Jose, CA. As a first-generation student, I had to navigate the entire college application process by myself. Learning what Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)…

UCLA Academics: Engineering Beyond the Classroom

Hello hello! My name is Sarah Ciudad, and I am currently finishing up my 3rd year here at UCLA studying Civil Engineering. I’m originally from Vacaville, CA, but decided I wanted to switch up the scenery and move to Southern California for college. My experience here has been as fun and stretching as it has…

Residential Life: Where my Job is to Break the Ice

“Share your name, year, hometown, and major,” my Resident Assistant announces as he explains the icebreaker.  The first-year version of me looks around at our floor’s study lounge. It’s filled with new, nameless faces. As we begin the icebreaker activity, I wonder how many of the names I’ll be able to remember. I think about…

UCLA’s Diverse and Immersive Opportunities

Hi everyone! My name is Alexa Garcia, and I am an Economics major and Environmental Systems and Society minor at UCLA from Santa Barbara, California. As a 4th year student, I have been involved in various organizations on campus such as Bruin Women in Business, Greek Life, the Bruin Ambassador Program, and gained work experience…