Welcome to my life at UCLA!

Hi everyone! My name is Jamie and I am super stoked to share with the world my wonderful experience here at UCLA. Spring quarter has just began, and after a fun filled and relaxing week of spring break, I am so ready to be back on campus. Before I begin my regular posts, I’ll tell…

First Year, Transfer, and Continuing Students

Can you guys believe that there is less than 1 month before school starts again and we’ll kick off Fall quarter???? This summer  has been going super fast!! Soon enough, we will meet a lot of new Bruins joining our big family whether they are first year or transfer students. It is always an exciting…

My friend Ruth

Throughout the past two years, I have been able to know one of the most influential and fabulous people ever. She started out as my supervisor/boss but is now my full fledged friend. Her name is Ruth. She does an amazing job at supervising the Bruin Ambassador Program; the program wouldn’t be where it is…

Somethings bruin out-of-state!

Some of the other bloggers have already written about Bruin Day, but I can offer a unique experience as an out of state student. When I was deciding whether or not to attend UCLA there was no Bruin Day. I really wish there had been, because Bruin Day is an amazing day. I could not…

United on Bruin Day

This past Saturday UCLA held Bruin Day to welcome and introduce our campus to incoming Bruins that will officially start school this Fall. I worked the event on behalf of Bruin Ambassadors and I cannot say how excited and thrilled I was to welcome some of our new Bruins home. UCLA has had such a…

Bruin Day and Engineering Open House Weekend

This last weekend was such an exciting and tiring weekend in the same time!! On Saturday, we had Bruin Day where we expecting 15,000 people coming to UCLA!!! That’s an insane number of people, but it was so much fun!!! I get to meet a lot of the future Bruins along with their parents. They…

First official day of Spring Break!

  Yes, you read it right!! I just had my first official day of Spring Break and it was good!!! 🙂 I got my own little adventure driving up north to Ventura county. I visited two high schools. one if at Ojai and the other is at Simi Valley. I have to be honest that…

Dorm Dinner

In what is becoming a quarterly tradition, Bruin Ambassadors had their final meet of the quarter in De Neve Dining Hall. (Side note: Bruin Ambassadors is the undergraduate admissions program I work for). For those of us who no longer live on the hill, the younger ambassadors pull together enough swipes to feed all of…

Super Sunday at UCLA

As a Bruin Ambassador, I often am asked the question about what life is like living away from home. I usually tell people that everyone’s experience is different, but that you quickly adjust and make UCLA your new home. A great example of this is when events that you are used to happening and experiencing…

Work Study- A Working Student’s Best Friend

As incoming Freshman, you are all probably wondering what work study is and how you can take advantage of  it. When I was a Freshman, I had all these questions and more! So I made sure I did my research and asked questions! Here are two sites that you guys might find helpful, in answering…

Expressing Who You Are

One of the biggest perks about being part of the UCLA community is being able to express who you are. When deciding which college to attend, I wanted to make sure that I was going to be able to openly express who I am and make an impact with my talents. I wanted to make…

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…