A Letter from the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs
The UCLA Alumni Association is here to support all Bruins – including you and your student! In this letter, Dr. Julie Sina, Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs and CEO of the UCLA Alumni Association, shares how your Bruin family can take advantage of Alumni Association resources and make the most of your relationship with UCLA.
Dear Bruin Families,
Welcome to the UCLA family! Your students will soon embark on the journey of a lifetime. And your students will have the support of 500,000 alumni with them each step of the way.
Congratulations on your students’ achievement on earning UCLA admission! Now that your students are Bruins, I am pleased to welcome you to your UCLA Alumni Association. The Alumni Association mission is to engage alumni and students wherever they are, and at whatever life stage they are in. From summer student send-off events to programming for alumni considering a “second act” in retirement years and everything in between, the Association bridges UCLA’s campus community with UCLA’s Bruin communities near and far.
As your family prepares for fall quarter, we recognize that this summer has been challenging and, at times, unsettling. As your students launch into the academic year, please know you can count on your Alumni Association throughout the year to be a source of communication, resources, programming and access point to our campus. As important, know that your students will be supported by a campus that welcomes the diversity of all of our communities.
Be on the look-out for regular e-newsletters and special communications on important issues. Your students will receive their own communications, but in the meantime, I invite you to encourage them to consider these three action steps to start:
- Check out UCLA Alumni offerings for students – and sign up for the Bruin Edge newsletter to receive information about upcoming opportunities including professional development, alumni connections, job and internship openings and more.
- Participate in the Student Alumni Association (SAA). SAA is the keeper of UCLA traditions for events such as Beat ‘SC Rally; Spring Sing; Dinners for 12 Strangers and more.
- Sign up for UCLAOne, a career resource platform for the Bruin Network offering mentorship, internships, and more.
All these resources are made possible by a dedicated professional staff who care deeply about supporting your students to thrive and make the most out of their UCLA experience. We’ll help make the most of your UCLA family experience as well. Once a Bruin, always a Bruin, and that includes you!
Julie A. Sina, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni Affairs
CEO, UCLA Alumni Association