My Unexpected Journey Through the Freshman Cluster Program at UCLA

When I first chose to enroll in a Cluster during my freshman orientation, I did so primarily because it fulfilled a majority of my general education requirements needed for graduation which I otherwise would not have completed in my major. I had no idea what to expect, and truthfully, just thought of it as a…

Laboratory Research on Campus

My name is Sami Rafeedie and I’m a third year Bioengineering major. I am from Lancaster, California, and I have truly loved my time at UCLA, especially my time spent completing my research in the lab. I came into UCLA as someone without an ounce of experience in a laboratory, which was a significant barrier…

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…

Academic Advising at UCLA

To all with this decision to make, Since my very first day as a UCLA student, I’ve spent most nights furiously detailing the day’s events – course content I can’t seem to get off of my mind, embarrassing moments I have at a surprisingly high rate, or simply cataloging the amount of junk food me…

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…

Organizations that let you Explore Campus and Beyond

In my two years at UCLA, student organizations and campus life have played a large role in my experiences as a student. Outside of my academics, being involved in student organizations has allowed me to explore my interests and engage with my fellows Bruin. There are more than 1,000 student clubs on campus, a number…

Affordability Resources

Hey y’all! My name is Eddie, I am currently a third year student at UCLA, double majoring in Sociology and Geography. I am from Montebello, California and so excited to use this video to talk to yall about affordability at UCLA. But first, I just want to give you all a huge congratulations for getting…

Academics in the Arts

Hear what Grace, a student from the Chicago area, has to say about her experiences within the Arts program at UCLA!

UCLA Academics: Will I Make It?

Hello new Bruins! My name is Marisa and I am a second-year pre-Human Biology and Society major from Sacramento, California. Congratulations on being accepted into UCLA! It truly is an amazing feat and we are so proud of you for all you’ve accomplished. We know that you’re going to do amazing things at UCLA and…

Life as an Out of State Student

My name is Sachi Cooper, and I am a second year Geography major with a minor in Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Studies. I’m from Arlington, Virginia, and I am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to attend UCLA as an out of state student. When I first began drafting lists of…