UCLA Goes to London (Week 2)

Second week in London!  This week began with a trip to Camden, a town known for its thrift shops and food.  It was like going to a giant outdoor market; vendors everywhere trying to sell you so much stuff.  A group of us spent a few hours there and my friend Evan and I broke…

UCLA Goes to London (Week 1)

Yesterday, I arrived home from the most amazing trip to England.  I did Travel Study with the English Department and went to London and Stratford-Upon-Avon to study Shakespeare.  This post is one of four where I’ll describe my four-week trip. Traveling to England was surreal.  It was my first time traveling internationally so it was…

The Bruins Take London!!

When I talk to prospective students about attending UCLA, one of the primary benefits I speak most to is the opportunities available to students, no matter what their major or distinction.  One of those opportunities is Studying Abroad and Travel Study.  I am lucky enough to be able to take advantage of this great opportunity. …

Aloha, Bruins!

I am very excited because today I leave for the beautiful island of Maui.  This is the family vacation I look forward to all year, especially when I am stressed out at UCLA.  In fact, during the school year, my roommate constantly asked me about my computer’s desktop wallpaper: “Where do you get all these…

You’re Becoming a Bruin!

This past weekend, one of my best friends came home from a volunteer program in China. I hadn’t seen her in 5 months and it was good to see her face again and hear her voice. We had quite a bit to talk about–mainly her admission to UCLA as a transfer student! We are both…

Bringing UCLA to Future Bruins

Today I was fortunate enough to do a presentation with my supervisor for high school students on the UC Personal Statement.  As a Bruin Ambassador, I’m responsible for talking to prospective students and future Bruins about UCLA, applying to UCLA, and what it’s like to be a student at the best school in the world….

Missing the Bruins

This week I resumed my old job of working in a law office for a family law attorney.  I did this job for almost 4 years before leaving for UCLA and I was able to come back in the summer to do more work.  The attorney I work for is a Bruin Alumni, both Undergrad…

Welcome, Summer!!

It was a memorable week at UCLA.  Finals week was filled with many people studying late into the night; luckily, I was not one of these people.  I was able to finish early and spent Finals week relaxing and slowly moving out of my dorm.  It’s hard to imagine that it was only a mere…

10th Week = Finals Week

We have just finished 10th week at UCLA, which is a momentous occasion, especially given that it’s Spring Quarter.  This means our next break is… SUMMER!!  This is generally what pulls most Bruins through the last stretch of finals week.  However, I was extremely lucky this quarter (unlike Winter Quarter) and all of my finals…

Chancellor’s Reception

This past Wednesday, I was invited to attend a reception at Chancellor Gene Block’s residence on campus with my fellow Bruin Ambassador Coordinators.  It was a reception for student leadership and contributions to the campus where Chancellor Block thanked all of us for our outstanding achievements and constant involvement.  It was a great networking opportunity…