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MEMBERSHIP & NETWORKING: There are over 2,000+ UCLA alumni with known ties to the Daily Bruin, but only a few hundred have officially joined the DBAN. Help us bring fellow alumni home and create a comprehensive alumni directory. Connect alumni with each other and foster an alumni culture through regional meet-up events in and outside of Los Angeles. With better understanding of our own alumni base, work with our Alumni Mentoring committee to connect students to alumni in various professions. Work with the student Alumni Director on newsletters, social media, our alumni directory and website.
DAILY BRUIN 100TH CELEBRATION: With the UCLA Alumni Association and the Daily Bruin, plan and host the 100th birthday celebration in the 2019-20 centennial academic year of UCLA. Develop daytime panels and workshops for students and alumni. Develop press releases and promote the event. Recruit corporate partners and sponsors to subsidize and scale up the centennial event. Recruit and retain alumni speakers and presenters. Consider nominations for and award the DBAN Distinguished Alumni Award.
DBAN ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP & GRANTS: By the #DB100 Celebration, raise $20,000 for urgent equipment replacement needs at The Bruin ($10,000 alumni gift) and the first awards of the Daily Bruin Alumni Scholarship for students pursuing careers in journalism at The Bruin (four scholarships of $2500 each). Develop processes and administer the scholarship, including applications and interviews. Cultivate donors and generate leads for possible contributions. With our partners at the UCLA Development Office and Student Support Initiative Office, study and develop a long-term DBAN alumni scholarship endowment.
ALUMNI MENTORING PROGRAM: In the 2018-2019 academic year, (a) provide periodic professional critiques of Daily Bruin productions, both print and online, and (b) host career-prep sessions with alumni. In the long range, working with the Membership & Networking team, connect student staffers with alumni for both background sourcing for reporting and career guidance / informational interviews.
To join a committee or inquire about any of the foregoing, please contact
Lawrence Ma ‘95 (LawrenceMa@alumni.ucla.edu)
Tanner Walters ’18 (email@example.com).
Please visit alumni.dailybruin.com for more information.