a current student here
UCLA can only benefit those who take advantage of its offerings. As soon as you're admitted, look up all of their (free) resources and plan on visiting each place early in your time at UCLA. The Career Center is a great place to help you figure out your career plans and become involved with programs/internships related to your field of study. Many resources are also devoted to writing help, scholarships, academic advising, mental health, clubs and organizations, free printing, and more! Workshops (the link will be on your MyUCLA) are offered on a variety of topics and are quite helpful. Also, there are usually lectures and events that are advertised on a department's homepage. So check your favorite departments' homepages and for other events around campus look up UCLA happenings and UCLA Reslife for hill (dorm life) events! Don't forget your professors are also resources. Try not to be intimidated; all the professors I have encountered are extremely nice and welcoming to students and their questions. Go to office hours early on, whether it be to introduce yourself, discuss their research, or ask questions on class material. The point is to utilize this precious time that the professor has set aside to interact with his or her students. Teacherâ??s Assistants usually offer office hours as well, so try to take advantage of those too. Remember, donâ??t let the vast array of athletic facilities, sports, clubs, lecture events, and other extracurricular activities along with your classes overwhelm you. Try out a little at a time to see what you can handle with your coursework. If you follow these tips, you'll be well on your way to having the most academically and personally enriching university experience!