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…

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…

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…

Preparing for Life After UCLA

Hi everyone! My name is Camille and I’m from San Leandro, CA. I am a fourth year double majoring in Political Science and Communications, with a minor in Disability Studies. Before anything else, I just want to say congratulations on your admission to UCLA!! This is an amazing achievement and you should be so proud…

The Optimists: Jimmy Aguilar

Have you met the UCLA Optimists? Over the next several months, the Bruin Blog will be highlighting our student Optimists. These current UCLA undergraduates will give you insight into the application process and tips, student life and culture, and what it means to be a Bruin. As I stare through the arches of Royce Hall, I am…

Internship Opportunities and Class Credit

While the classes I have taken on campus at UCLA have been incredibly valuable, one of the best experiences I have had is my internship class at a local elementary school. My goal is ultimately to become a teacher and having the chance to intern at an elementary for class credit has been absolutely amazing….

To be or not to be. Is that the question?

To be or not to be, I just do not know. It is finally that time in my life when I must sit down and focus on the career paths in front of me. (Or so my parents and society tell me). However, I find myself at a bit of crossroad. I wish that I…