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…

Professional Development Opportunities as a Transfer Student

Hello everyone! My name is Christian Cruz, my pronouns are he/him/his and I am a fourth-year transfer student majoring in Chicanx Studies from Southeast, Los Angeles. Congratulations to all the amazing transfers in being accepted to UCLA! You should definitely feel extremely proud of this accomplishment, it definitely is a journey being here at the…

Los Angeles Jobs and Internships

“So, what do you want to do after you graduate?” It’s one of the most commonly asked questions when you are a college student. You learn to expect it from every relative you come into contact with, once you are in your final year at school. As a child, my ‘dream job’ changed constantly, from…

Opportunities Abroad

Reflecting on the time I have spent at UCLA, I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities I was given. With such a diverse student body, there are so many ways to give back to the community, celebrate different cultures, undergo professional development, and more. This variety of resources allowed me to enrich my studies…

Study Abroad – Highlight of my undergraduate experience

This summer, I had the opportunity to partake in the UCLA Study Abroad Program. UCLA offers students a variety of programs that varied in location, major courses, and even duration. I ultimately chose the Political Science program in Europe because it aligned with my major and it allowed me to complete some major preparation courses,…

Summer in LA as a nursing student!

Hey guys! My name is Faith and I am an incoming 4th year nursing student. This summer between junior and senior year is one that I spent in LA taking summer classes as a part of the nursing program. As a nursing student, I get a lot of hands-on experience in addition to theory and…

Westwood Summer of my Dreams

My sunny summer in Westwood is shaping up! Spring quarter ended June 15th – I went home to San Diego for a hot second – then returned to my apartment for the Westwood summer of my dreams. We’re talking… reading for fun. frequenting Upside Down for a week straight for the best iced lattes signing…

My Summer Study Abroad Experience

            This summer, I participated in a study abroad program that took me to four countries and seven different cities. Through UCLA’s Political Science Department, I was able to study comparative government and politics of Western Europe while travelling to England, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. As a Political Science and Communications major with a…

My pursuit towards the Arts and Entertainment Industry

My name is Stephen Heo and I’m about to enter my fourth year at UCLA as a Design Media Arts major. While the major gives me a lot of exposure to everything from graphic design, 3D modeling, interactive works, animation and more, I specialize mainly in film and photography related projects. After graduating, I’m hoping…

Norcal Bliss

With just a week before going back down to LA to start school, I wanted to spend the last few days here in NorCal doing some of my favorite things: walking along the beach and hiking. Last weekend, my mom took a day off from her work to go hiking with me at the Henry…