Public Service Jobs & Internships

Hi everyone! My name is Armando Olea, and I’m a first-generation college student from San Diego, CA. I am double majoring in International Development Studies and Chicano Studies with a minor in Education. First and foremost, congratulations on your acceptance into UCLA! As a graduating senior, I am excited what the next four years have…

UCLA Academics: Engineering Beyond the Classroom

Hello hello! My name is Sarah Ciudad, and I am currently finishing up my 3rd year here at UCLA studying Civil Engineering. I’m originally from Vacaville, CA, but decided I wanted to switch up the scenery and move to Southern California for college. My experience here has been as fun and stretching as it has…

UCLA’s Diverse and Immersive Opportunities

Hi everyone! My name is Alexa Garcia, and I am an Economics major and Environmental Systems and Society minor at UCLA from Santa Barbara, California. As a 4th year student, I have been involved in various organizations on campus such as Bruin Women in Business, Greek Life, the Bruin Ambassador Program, and gained work experience…

A True Bruin Community from the Beginning

When I got into UCLA, I didn’t know any current students. I was really nervous about going to a school where I didn’t know anyone- I wanted to make meaningful connections at college, and I was worried I wouldn’t know where to start at a large school. However, I quickly realized that there were a…

Agents of Change: Why I Chose UCLA

The values of optimism and leadership have always been important to me. I have always believed in the ability of people to be agents of positive change in their communities. So, when it came time for me to decide where to attend college, UCLA was at the top of my list because it shared my…

What UCLA truly offers

I first stepped foot on UCLA’s campus when my older brother was touring colleges to try and get a sense of where he would apply.  Although I was only a freshman in high school at the time, the campus had alluring control over me.  I was aware of UCLA’s historically dominant academic and athletic programs…

Choosing UCLA: My Perspective as a Nursing Student

I did not know much about UCLA when I applied. All I knew was the name – it was a UC school in Los Angeles. My older brother attended another UC when I was younger, so my perceptions of a UC school were very limited. All I remembered from roaming around the huge campus was…

The Optimists: Ah Lim Lee

Although thousands of miles away from home, she has discovered a tight-night and academically rewarding campus community at UCLA.

The Optimists: Brad Fingard

UCLA Optimist Brad Fingard shares his views on diversity at UCLA and how students and administrators alike work to constantly improve campus climate.

Hello World!

Hi everyone, I’m Cheechee, the newest contributor to the UCLA Life Blog! I am thrilled to be writing for you all and I really hope that my posts will help shed some light on the day-to-day life at UCLA. Coming here was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I am incredibly…