UCLA parents and families:
This edition of Bruinlink is so amazing that I have decided to make this preview of articles and campus update short and sweet so that you can get straight to the articles. The vice provost for undergraduate studies provides explanations and advice that are useful for you and your Bruins to read. Dr. Pat Turner has had over 23 years of experience in the University of California system, and in her new role at UCLA, she brings that experience and passion not only to your student but the faculty who work with your student. The Career Center has also provided you with great information on how your student might better utilize the services available to him or her in this office. Not to mention our parent perspective article has a Wizard of Oz twist not to be missed. Last, but not least, we provide parents of graduating seniors with tips and information to help in the process of preparing for commencement.
The Office of Admissions has just admitted the newest class of Bruins, and, as always, the campus is thriving with activities. We are preparing for Bruin Day, which is a day for UCLA to showcase the campus to prospective students. Students are busy planning campus-wide activities like the Jazz Reggae Fest and the Bruin RunWalk, both annual events with large student participation. There are also a host of other academic and social ways for your student to get involved during the last quarter of the year. We hope you enjoy this edition of Bruinlink as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We look forward to your feedback.
Office of Parent & Family Programs
Professor Cindy Fan, interim vice provost, takes us on a trip as she recounts her UCLA Travel Study experience with her students and how study abroad has impacted their lives and viewpoints.
Arlene Drachslin is a current undergraduate parent and Parents’ Council member. Her interpretation of a timeless tale yields lessons on how to utilize a parent’s intangible, yet magical, abilities to support and guide his or her college student.
There are many ways your student can stay connected and engaged with their alma mater and the Bruin community. Discover the options and resources that are available to help your student prepare for graduation and life after it.
Pat Turner is the newest faculty addition to the College for Undergraduate Education. The hope is to introduce parents to the leadership of the largest college on campus. In her interview with Bruinlink, Dr. Turner shares her vision and goals for the future of the College.
As each student’s collegiate experience is unique and individualized, so is their life after graduation. The University of California has acquired these data to help students and families understand what students do and where students go after graduation.