“As I reflect on my time here, I realize that UCLA is not just a 4-year investment but a 40-year one. The relationships and networks I've built will last a lifetime, ensuring that wherever I go, there will always be a Bruin I can count on. At UCLA, it's not about rising as an individual but rising as a community—something I will forever carry with me.”

Joshua Mendoza '24

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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

“The Bruin Promise has helped me help others. UCLA really gave me the opportunity to put my best foot forward. Always follow your dreams, don't allow somebody else to take your dream from you or convince you that your dreams are too hard. I'm a firm believer in having a plan, and sticking to it. There are so many Bruin-owned businesses and graduates that want to help. Countless opportunities exist, you’ve just got to be able to find them, get the resources, and make them work for you.”
-De Shaun Foster '14, Associate Head Coach, Running Backs, UCLA Football

“The Bruin Promise has helped me help others. UCLA really gave me the opportunity to put my best foot forward. Always follow your dreams, don't allow somebody else to take your dream from you or convince you that your dreams are too hard. I'm a firm believer in having a plan, and sticking to it. There are so many Bruin-owned businesses and graduates that want to help. Countless opportunities exist, you’ve just got to be able to find them, get the resources, and make them work for you.”
-De Shaun Foster '14, Associate Head Coach, Running Backs, UCLA Football

Career & Professional Development

Career & Professional Development

“The Bruin Promise means that learning, both in the classroom, and out of the classroom doesn't stop when you graduate, but rather continues in every stage of your life. That's the Bruin Promise, that we as UCLA and as the Alumni Association are here for you.”
-Ann Wang '13, President, UCLA Alumni Association

“The Bruin Promise means that learning, both in the classroom, and out of the classroom doesn't stop when you graduate, but rather continues in every stage of your life. That's the Bruin Promise, that we as UCLA and as the Alumni Association are here for you.”
-Ann Wang '13, President, UCLA Alumni Association

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

"The Bruin Promise is an opportunity for alumni to take advantage of the multidisciplinary opportunities UCLA offers, sharing tools and resources that allow alumni to advance their careers along different pathways throughout their lifetime. If you're interested in a career change or looking into gaining new skills, the Bruin Promise gives you that opportunity."
-Dr. Linda Liau Ph.D. ’99, MBA ’16, Chair, UCLA Neurosurgery, Physician, Scientist

"The Bruin Promise is an opportunity for alumni to take advantage of the multidisciplinary opportunities UCLA offers, sharing tools and resources that allow alumni to advance their careers along different pathways throughout their lifetime. If you're interested in a career change or looking into gaining new skills, the Bruin Promise gives you that opportunity."
-Dr. Linda Liau Ph.D. ’99, MBA ’16, Chair, UCLA Neurosurgery, Physician, Scientist

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

“The Bruin Promise gives a new and expanded meaning to being a Bruin for life. The opportunities for lifelong learning allow Bruins around the world to continuously enrich their lives and remain engaged with UCLA. Being able to readily access the rich abundance of experiences made possible by our UCLA community of academics, students, and alumni will inspire and support all Bruins, everywhere.“
-John Arboleda ‘96, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, A New Kind of Leadership

“The Bruin Promise gives a new and expanded meaning to being a Bruin for life. The opportunities for lifelong learning allow Bruins around the world to continuously enrich their lives and remain engaged with UCLA. Being able to readily access the rich abundance of experiences made possible by our UCLA community of academics, students, and alumni will inspire and support all Bruins, everywhere.“
-John Arboleda ‘96, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, A New Kind of Leadership

See what the Bruin Promise Means to our Community

Nurit Katz MPP '08, MBA '08 talks about her time at UCLA as a student and how she became the Chief Sustainability Officer for the University. She emphasizes the importance of the Bruin Promise, especially for those who want to stay connected, but might not have the time to do so.

Jaime Nack '98, MPP '02, is a double Bruin and President of Three Squares Inc. Hear about her time as a student and how she stayed engaged with the University by finding balance through her passion for climate action.

Soleil Delgadillo '09, UNEX '19, M.S., P.P.S, CVA, UCLA Extension Board of Advisors and ULAA President Emeritus, talks about the importance of staying connected and how to get involved.

Paco Retana '87, M.S.W. '90, is Vice President and President-Elect for UCLA Alumni Association. Hear about his story, heritage, and what drives him to give back to UCLA.

Peter Taylor '80, has had a long career at UCLA for about over 40 years. Hear about his journey as a student and how he stayed engaged with the University for decades.

Patrick Petersilia '71, as volunteer chair of Chancellor's Society, talks about the importance of supporting the next generation and giving back. Hear about how UCLA changed his life and how you can tap into the alumni network.

Judy Levin ’64, as former President of the Alumni Association Board, she's been a caring and engaged volunteer with UCLA since 1976. Hear her story and why she finds it important to find your way back to UCLA after graduation.

Dr. Steven Jonas '10 PhD, '12 MD, as Physician-Scientist, talks about the importance of a continued state of learning and staying engaged with UCLA. Hear about his story from student to faculty at the university.

DeShaun Foster '14, as one of the most prolific running backs in UCLA Football history, Foster now serves as Associate Head Coach for the Bruins. Hear his story and how the Bruin Promise looks to help other UCLA alumni for years to come.

Ann Wang '13, president of the UCLA Alumni Association talks about how UCLA is present for you through all stages of your life, through the Bruin Promise.

Dr. Linda Liau Ph.D. ’99, MBA ’16, chair of the UCLA Neurosurgery Department, physician and scientist, shares her passion for UCLA and the Bruin Promise.

Give us feedback

Got feedback? Know of a Bruin opportunity we haven’t yet captured? We would love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts and ideas and we’ll do our best to consider and incorporate them. The Bruin Promise will be an ever-evolving experience, one that will grow and change over time to reflect the variety of UCLA offerings and the interests of Bruins everywhere.

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