Articles

  • The Classroom Q&A With Amy

    The Classroom Q&A With Amy

    I n 2023, a Forage study found that “nearly half of college students don’t feel career-ready.” Many of the students surveyed didn’t feel confident they had the skills and resources to land their first job.  At UCLA, the Alumni Office of Professional Programs and Services is trying to change this deficiency with the advent of…

    Read More

  • Blue and Gold Make Green – Sustainability Throughout Westwood and the World

    Blue and Gold Make Green – Sustainability Throughout Westwood and the World

    I n its 105-year history, UCLA has grown from being a small, Southern Branch of the University of California in then-rural Los Angeles to a sprawling 40-plus acre campus consisting of approximately 200 buildings amid one of the world’s largest cities. This growth provides UCLA with multiple environmental challenges as it welcomes an estimated half-million…

    Read More

  • The Climb Is Its Own Reward

    The Climb Is Its Own Reward

    A lice Kao ’01 is not afraid of taking the steep climb to achieve an end. In fact, what others might view as obstacles, she sees as potential footholds in scaling the heights of entrepreneurship, as well as achieving personal growth and satisfaction. This story is about one of the fastest-growing trends in sports and…

    Read More

  • Rosenfeld Hall Tour

    Rosenfeld Hall Tour

    Bruins came together to experience the advanced technologies of Rosenfeld Hall, UCLA's new state-of-the-art facility.

    Read More

  • Diversity Digest Spotlight - Exceeding Expectations: Volunteering as a Recent Grad with Giovanny Machado ’19

    Diversity Digest Spotlight - Exceeding Expectations: Volunteering as a Recent Grad with Giovanny Machado ’19

    Denise Pacheco, M.A. ’04, Ph.D. ’11, Senior Director for UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives connected with UCLA Latino Alumni Association University Relations Co-Chair, Giovanny Machado ’19 to learn about what motivates him to volunteer with the UCLA Latino Alumni Association and be a leader as a young alumnus. G iovanny Machado is one of…

    Read More

  • When I Was at UCLA Archive

    When I Was at UCLA Archive

    A collection of UCLA memories from generations of Bruins A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Dr. Jonpatrick Anderson ’79  When I was at UCLA, I learned so much in the Army ROTC program. I…

    Read More

  • Gen Z in the Workforce Part III

    Gen Z in the Workforce Part III

    Part III: Shaping the Future Generation Z has emerged as a formidable force for positive change across various facets of society. They are having a transformative impact on the economy, artificial intelligence (AI), sustainability and social justice. As this generation enters the professional sphere, they bring with them a unique set of values, skills and…

    Read More

  • Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship Gala 2024

    Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship Gala 2024

    U CLA Bruins come together during Black History Month to strengthen bonds and honor the trailblazers and risk takers who have paved the way for future generations. The annual Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship Gala, hosted by the UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA), is named in honor of a leader who supported countless students to…

    Read More

  • 10 Myths About Mentorship

    10 Myths About Mentorship

    J anuary is National Mentorship Month, and it’s a great time to take stock of how mentorship is or can be part of your life. The word mentorship originated from Homer’s “Odyssey,” where Odysseus entrusts the care of his household to a trusted friend Mentor, who serves as a teacher and adviser to his son,…

    Read More

  • Books by Bruins

    Books by Bruins

    F rom fast-paced mysteries to heartfelt memoirs and enthralling historical fiction ꟷ Bruins are writing compelling and engaging stories. In this new series featuring Bruin authors, we've assembled a list of works based on positive book reviews. For a larger selection, check out the UCLA College Bruin Bookshelf, which celebrates a wide range of faculty,…

    Read More

  • Best of Connect 2023

    Best of Connect 2023

    10Introducing the Bruin Promise January Edition     Once a Bruin, Always a Bruin! UCLA is taking that a step further with a promise that educational opportunities available to students will also be made available to alumni. A new website has just launched that provides you with unlimited access to the University's vast resources and…

    Read More

  • Bruin-Owned Businesses: Gift Ideas 3

    Bruin-Owned Businesses: Gift Ideas 3

    G ive the gift that supports Bruin entrepreneurs! From stocking stuffers to experiential presents, these unique and eco-friendly gift ideas are a thoughtful and creative way to make someone's holiday bright. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and explore gift ideas from previous years. Italian Olive Wood Owners: Chris Arranaga ʼ82, MBA ʼ85, and…

    Read More

  • Healing the Wounds of War

    Healing the Wounds of War

    U CLA’s Operation Mend is dedicated to improving the quality of life for wounded service members, veterans and their families. It is the only program in the nation dedicated to plastic and reconstructive surgery, and medical and psychological treatment for post-9/11 military service members. The program has helped more than 850 patients and 450 caregivers…

    Read More

  • Gen Z in the Workforce Part II

    Gen Z in the Workforce Part II

    Part 2: A Mental Health Discovery If you work with them, you may have noticed that the newest generation entering today’s workforce has some unique characteristics. In our last article about Gen Z in the Workforce, we discussed the business philosophies predominant among 22- to 26-year-olds, citing their application of cancel culture, preference for remote…

    Read More

  • Diversity Digest Spotlight - UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center: Research for Community with Veronica Terriquez, M.A. ’04, Ph.D. ’09

    Diversity Digest Spotlight - UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center: Research for Community with Veronica Terriquez, M.A. ’04, Ph.D. ’09

    Denise Pacheco, M.A. ’04, Ph.D. ’11, Senior Director for UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives connected with professor and Director for the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, Veronica Terriquez, M.A. ’04, Ph.D. ’09 to learn about her work with the Center and its impact on community. T he Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) emerged…

    Read More

  • Timeless Tailgaters

    Timeless Tailgaters

    Gary ʼ81 and his wife Araceli ʼ90 Bacio, Lauren Bacio, Silvia Bacio and Richard Bacio ʼ79 O ne of America’s greatest pastimes is the college football tailgate party. It’s a tradition like no other. The atmosphere is rife with school spirit, the savory smell of food on the grill fills the air, and laughter and…

    Read More

  • Bruin Creative Writing Stories

    Bruin Creative Writing Stories

    L ast September, we announced a creative writing assignment with a simple premise: In less than 500 words, tell us a story that begins with "I found a hidden door in Kerckhoff and it took me..." Several Bruin creatives had fun with it and submitted these stories that capture the imagination. Can you guess which…

    Read More

  • Bruins for Life: A Gathering of Bruin Football Alumni From All Eras

    Bruins for Life: A Gathering of Bruin Football Alumni From All Eras

    A certain camaraderie is forged through competition. Through victories, defeats, home games, road games and practices, memories among coaches and teammates are formed on and off the playing field each season, and last long after the stadium lights shut off. Given UCLA’s storied history of success in athletics, it comes as no surprise that Bruins…

    Read More

  • Pilipino Bruins

    Pilipino Bruins

    P ilipino Bruins have played an essential role in cultivating a vibrant and diverse UCLA community since the University's earliest days. Students, staff and faculty have championed, educated and celebrated the Pilipino experience to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment. (Note: Pilipino and Filipino are used interchangeably in this article and mean the same…

    Read More

  • Gen Z in the Workforce Part I

    Gen Z in the Workforce Part I

    Part 1: Understanding Gen Z Philosophies Last summer, I had the privilege to teach a career management course for the Class of 2023, called The Classroom. The Classroom is a six-week program to help our most recent grads from UCLA transition from the classroom to the workforce. The sessions addressed the benefits of: As any…

    Read More

  • Diversity Digest Spotlight - Bruins in Sustainability: The Intersectional Environmentalism of Nisha Bansal '20

    Diversity Digest Spotlight - Bruins in Sustainability: The Intersectional Environmentalism of Nisha Bansal '20

    Cory Rosas ’16, Director for UCLA Alumni Diversity Programs & Initiatives (DPI) connected with recent graduate and featured speaker for DPI’s upcoming program Mixin’ It Up: Empowering Communities for a Sustainable Tomorrow, a program that will bring alumni and students together to engage in conversation around intersectionality and sustainability inspired by the 2023-24 UCLA Common…

    Read More

  • UCLA Epicenter Connects Students With Businesses for a Win-Win

    UCLA Epicenter Connects Students With Businesses for a Win-Win

    T his past summer, the UCLA Alumni Association became the new home for the UCLA Epicenter, further bolstering the Association's services to the UCLA community. Founded in 2017, the Epicenter’s mission is “to augment students’ academic curriculum with project-based experiential learning in collaboration with industry partners.” As Executive Director Raffi Simonian ’85 sees it, “The…

    Read More

  • Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution With the Help of Latino Alumni

    Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution With the Help of Latino Alumni

    Photo Credit: Judy Baca ©2012, Gente del Maiz W ith an unwavering commitment to its role as a public institution, UCLA's message is clear: building a campus that embraces and celebrates its Latinx communities isn't just a goal, but an imperative. Chancellor Block recently announced the University's intention to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by…

    Read More

Boxed_WhiteType_Alumni cog user CLOSE MENU