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Fall 2016 Happenings


Published Oct 1, 2016 8:00 AM

Arts & Entertainment / Sports / ALUMNI EVENTS


Film Screening of Letter to Anita, with speaker Ronni Sanlo

Celebrate National Coming Out Month with the UCLA Lambda (LGBTQ) Alumni Association at a screening of the award-winning documentary Letter to Anita. The film tells of the battle for gay civil rights in the late ’70s and the heart-wrenching toll paid by Ronni Sanlo, director emeritus of the UCLA LGBT Center.

OCT. 12 / SAT / 7 P.M. Location: James West Alumni Center, UCLA. Contact: Web:

UCLA Pilipino Alumni Alumni Association's 25th Anniversary Benefit

Join generations of Bruins for an evening celebrating one of the first and strongest Pilipino alumni networks in the nation that raise scholarship funds for exceptional students. The event also marks the inauguration of Pilipin@, one of 10 new Living Learning Communities where students with similar interests live together and participate in programs that cater to their academic, social and personal needs.

OCT. 15 / SAT / 6 P.M. Location: Covel Grand Horizon Ballroom, UCLA. Contact: Web:

Leaders' Conference

Connect with alumni volunteer leaders and gain tools to facilitate the growth and sustainability of your network. All alumni are welcome to join affinity, diversity and regional network leaders to share success stories for meaningful alumni engagement, connect with fellow volunteers and get the scoop on “What’s Bruin” at UCLA.

NOV. 5 / SAT / 9 A.M.—5 P.M. Location: James West Alumni Center, UCLA. RSVP:

Informational Interview with a Bruin

Support the next generation of Bruins. Many students are looking for the opportunity to conduct a 15-to-30-minute informational interview. Help Bruins interview with confidence!

FALL QUARTER, FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR SCHEDULE. Location: Interviews are held over the phone. Contact: or (310) 825-5242. Register:

Host a Dinner for 12 Strangers

Nothing says “home” like 12 Bruins visiting around a warm meal. Dinners for 12 Strangers is a global phenomenon, with 350 Bruin-hosted dinners last year. In the Los Angeles area, you can connect with current students and share UCLA memories. Across the globe, you can host fellow alumni and connect with other Bruins in your city.

FEB.—MARCH 2017. Location: All across the globe. Contact: Web:

Bruin Bash

Show your team spirit at UCLA Bruin Bash, the ultimate pregame party. Join fellow Bruin alumni and enjoy a buffet of delicious food and beverages, entertainment, games and special guests.

VARIOUS OCT. DATES / SAT / TIMES TBA. Locations: Oct. 1, UCLA vs. Arizona (Rose Bowl, UCLA Fan Zone, Lot H at the corner of Rosemont Avenue and Arroyo Boulevard, near Gate B); Oct. 8, UCLA at ASU (Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 420 S. Mill Ave., #201, Tempe, AZ 85281); Oct. 15, UCLA at WSU (TBD); Oct. 22, UCLA vs. Utah (Rose Bowl, UCLA Fan Zone, Lot H at the corner of Rosemont Avenue and Arroyo Boulevard, near Gate B). Contact: or (310) 206-0475. Register: or at (310) 206-0475.


Give a Boost to a Bruin

Few are in a better position to set students on a path of academic, professional and personal success than the leaders of the UCLA alumni community. This fall, impassioned Bruins will elevate students through a multitude of volunteer opportunities available to alumni through the UCLA Alumni Association. Join them!

Share your professional knowledge and empower students through programs such as Bruin Development Academy. Sponsored by Partnership UCLA, the academy is a unique way for alumni to engage students by leading industry-specific development courses and hands-on training sessions in analytical thinking, communication skills and writing techniques. Held on campus, Bruin Development Academy will offer courses this fall in corporate finance and education, among others.

Alumni volunteers can also contribute professional insight through social events like industry-based networking nights. At these events, students get the inside scoop about a variety of career fields by interacting with experienced alumni in informal roundtable discussions. Entertainment Networking Night, Nonprofit Networking Night and Public Service Networking Night offer students the chance to speak with industry leaders and make lasting connections with Bruins like you. To find out more about Bruin Development Academy or industry-based networking nights, please contact

Informational Interviews and the “Interview with a Bruin” program pair alumni and students for a face-to-face volunteer opportunity and learning experience. Informational Interviews allow alumni to provide — and students to harvest — the rich knowledge graduates have gained in a specialized industry such as entertainment, business or academia. Similarly, “Interview with a Bruin” puts alumni in the position to conduct mock job interviews and discussions that prepare students for the ever-competitive job market.

For Bruins who aspire to advise, the Alumni Mentor Program allows them to render individual career coaching. From selecting courses to searching for a job, alumni mentors from around the globe assist students at all stages of the Bruin experience. Alumni can further provide mentorship using UCLA ONE, the online career and networking platform where Bruins search and share job postings, find alumni events, and connect with other Bruins. Want to know more about Informational Interviews, the Interview with a Bruin Program or the Alumni Mentor Program? Contact