Transitioning to UCLA

Hi prospective and incoming Bruins! Congrats and welcome to UCLA – we’re so excited to have you join our transfer community. My name is Maxine Zhao and I’m currently in my last quarter at UCLA, about to graduate. I’m double majoring in Political Science and Communications and am originally from northern California, where I transferred…

Making the Transfer Experience Intentional

Hi everyone and congratulations to all the incoming transfer students! My name is JuliValdivieso. I study African Americans Studies and I am a second-year transfer student. Itransferred two years ago from Ventura Community College. Like my most transfer students Ihave had quite the journey getting to UCLA. I transferred from two different community colleges from…

UCLAtHome

Hey everybody! My name is Brandon Washington.  I am a first year transfer here at UCLA from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.  I grew up in Los Angeles County so I, like many others, envisioned myself attending universities like UCLA or USC.  I was ecstatic when I received my acceptance letter and learned that I…

Research as a Transfer

Hello Future Bruins! Congratulations on your acceptance to UCLA. This is a HUGE accomplishment!! You not only got accepted to the best public university in the nation, but you have done so after having to completely readjust what it means to be a student. AMAZING (to say the least)! My name is Kelly and I…

Dear New Bruin

Dear New Bruin, Congratulations, YOU did it! I’m Stacy Carlos, a soon-to-be graduating senior, with a Communication B.A. and a minor in Digital Humanities. I am also a transfer student from Los Angeles Pierce College! I write to you because I know the plethora of emotions you’re experiencing since receiving your acceptance. Remember this moment,…

The Value of UCLA

Greetings, future Bruin! My name is Anjenica Ramos (but you can call me Nikki; pronouns she/her/hers). I’m a fourth year Cognitive Science major and Digital Humanities minor. It’s nice to meet you!  First and foremost, congratulations on your acceptance! I want to applaud you on your hard work and accomplishments thus far, especially given the…

From Brazil to UCLA: My Journey as an International Student

Hello everyone! My name is Lucas Yoshida (most people call me Yoshi so feel free to call me that) and I am a 3rd-year studying Business Economics here at UCLA! I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to start my amazing journey at UCLA! Before I…

Investing in UCLA

Hey new Bruins! My name is Renato Escobar (he/him), a 2nd-year psychobiology majorand part of the UCLA class of 2023. I am from Thousand Palms, California and I am veryexcited to share my thoughts, feelings, and steps that I took at the time when I was in yourposition, and hopefully provide you with some insight…

A New Bruin’s Guide to Exploring LA Through Food

Hi y’all!! My name is Alek and I’m a 4th-year student studying Geography and Environmental Studies. Being born and raised right here in Los Angeles, I hope I can give you the inside scoop of how to take on this city like a true Angelino! As a new Bruin, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to…

All Things Academics: How I Found My Path at UCLA

Hi everyone! My name is Binat Gousinov (she/her/hers), and I am a third year Business Economics major and Cognitive Science minor here at UCLA. I was born in Israel, but I grew up in Los Gatos, California in the Bay Area. Before I jump into talking about majors, minors, careers, and everything academics related, I…