This post is part of our “From the Dean’s Desk” series, where we hear directly from our UCLA Anderson leaders across the school.
Hello Class of 2019 International Students and welcome to UCLA Anderson!
At the time of this writing, I am high above the city of Beijing waiting for the beginning of tonight’s admissions recruiting event in one of China’s largest metropolitan areas. Beijing is a fabulous city with many individuals wishing to be in your shoes -- about to embark on the experience of a lifetime. I’m proud of what you have accomplished to date, joining the best graduate business school in the world. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know many of you at our recruiting sessions, the on-campus interview appointments, the admit events, and reading your applications. Your class is definitely a fabulous collection of diverse and talented individuals. Just to give you a sense of “who you are” as a class... 40 countries are represented...38 languages are spoken... but in the end, we are all 1 Anderson family.
Over the course of the next several days and weeks, you will be provided with countless advice on how to make the most of your two year experience at UCLA Anderson. The UCLA Anderson experience is truly unique. You may find yourself in situations that will challenge you in a variety of different ways. Fortunately, you have plenty of classmates, faculty, staff, and alumni who are there to help. I encourage you to embrace these opportunities to challenge yourself and find out how much you can truly accomplish. Some ideas to consider include exploring the city of Los Angeles and later travel around the United States, if possible.
And at the same time, don’t forget that your relationship with the MBA Admissions team has not ended. We are always looking for the best talent to join future classes at UCLA Anderson. There are a number of ways to stay involved – you can join the Admissions Ambassador Corps (AAC), volunteer at a recruiting event, or simply refer a friend of colleague who you believe would be an outstanding addition to the UCLA Anderson community.
Please stay in touch...send your thoughts to me...and welcome to the UCLA Anderson family!
-- Alex Lawrence
Assistant Dean and Director - MBA Admissions and Financial Aid
UCLA Anderson School of Management