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Winter 2017 Happenings


Published Jan 1, 2017 8:00 AM

Arts & Entertainment / Sports / ALUMNI EVENTS


The Affiliates of UCLA Luncheon

Join the Affiliates of UCLA for a thought-provoking luncheon with guest speaker Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, associate dean in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs’ Department of Urban Planning, as she discusses local and historical landmarks. Her cutting-edge research specifically focuses on the public environment of Los Angeles and its physical representation, aesthetic, social meaning and impact on the urban resident.

JAN. 12 / THURS / 12-1:30 P.M. Location: James West Alumni Center. Contact:

Parent & Family Coffee Socials

Coffee Socials are fun, informal get-togethers held at neighborhood coffee shops and hosted by current UCLA parents and family members. Proudly organized by the Office of Parent & Family Programs, Coffee Socials are a terrific way to bring UCLA to new communities across the globe and to engage Bruins. These events foster interaction on a regional level, building and strengthening connections between parents and family members of current UCLA undergraduate students.

FEB. 4 / SAT / 9:30-11:30 A.M. Location: Various cities around the world. Contact: or (310) 794-6737. Register:

Dinners for 12 Strangers

Nothing says “home” like 12 Bruins visiting around a warm, comforting meal. Dinners for 12 Strangers has grown to be a strong local and global university event, with 350 Bruin-hosted dinners last year. Host or attend a dinner in your area to connect with current students, share Bruin memories and be part of one of the most popular and longstanding traditions at UCLA.

FEB. 25-26, MAR. 5. Location: All across the globe. Contact: Web:

Every career is a journey. Prepare yourself for the professional world and a long, successful career with professional development opportunities in conjunction with the vast Bruin network, available through the UCLA Alumni Association.

For alumni who are looking for specialized professional growth, the Association has created two highly effective online career tools: UCLA ONE and InsideTrack. UCLA ONE is an online resource where you can learn professional advancement techniques, connect with other Bruins and find the career that is perfect for you. Representing “Opportunity, Network, Experience,” UCLA ONE is home to job leads and employment postings that are only offered to students and alumni. The multifaceted site also acts as a networking resource, building and linking Bruin alumni with peer-driven career advice and events. Regardless of where you are in the world, you can have a better career by taking advantage of the many professional opportunities offered by UCLA ONE. Visit for more details.

In partnership with UCLA Extension and the UCLA Career Center, Alumni Affairs proudly introduces InsideTrack, an online career service designed to unlock your full professional potential. The online platform offers many unique features, including customized and personalized career coaching for alumni like you. Through InsideTrack, Bruins can connect with professional career counselors who provide guidance at all career stages, as well as firsthand advice on sought-after fields. With detailed video tutorials, informative development workshops and customized career action plans, the platform is an affordable tool for getting the inside track on a prosperous career. Achieve more at

Professional growth is at the heart of every career development opportunity available to alumni. At UCLA Extension, for example, Bruins can elevate their knowledge and professional standing with courses and certificate programs that range from business administration to creative writing. Interested in making a career shift? UCLA Extension is an excellent place to explore various professional fields and areas of interest before making that life-changing — and often scary — career switch.

If you are searching for more professional engagement, you can gather with similar business-minded alumni in Bruin Professionals. This network, which is dedicated solely to career development, hosts localized alumni events throughout the year, including business mixers, happy hours and field-specific networking nights. Bruin Professionals is a robust network with 17 regional chapters in California. Search for a chapter in your area at and take advantage of your Bruin alumni community.

Want more details about the opportunities above or other career development programs offered by the Alumni Association? Visit or send an email to