UCLA Anderson has many qualities that makes it a top-tier University; our Faculty, extremely talented and diverse student body, global network, and limitless career opportunities. In addition, one of UCLA Anderson's hidden gems is our amazing Facilities. I am currently spending close to 12 hours on campus every day attending classes, meeting with my learning team, and studying, and I cannot over emphasize how important it is to have facilities that easily support our Full-Time MBA class of over 700 1st and 2nd year students.
While there are many facility resources that I feel are invaluable and should definitely be taken into consideration for prospective students, I want to focus on the Rosenfield Library, because it really impressed me when I visited Anderson last Fall and it is where I find myself spending most of my time studying and meeting our learning teams.
Part of the UCLA Anderson campus, the Rosenfield Library has tons of resources for research and 4 floors of studying space that meet your every need.
- 1st floor "The Vault"- The first floor of the Rosenfield Library reminds me of studying in a Bank Vault (which I've actually been in before). It is very quiet and there is an odd stillness, but it is a perfect place is you're looking to minimize distractions or just get away from the hustle and bustle of everything.
- 2nd floor "The Max" - The second floor is my 2nd favorite floor and has become my go-to spot for studying. It's aesthetically very pleasing, has soft lights, there is plenty of space to sit at tables, and has many learning team pods that we can reserve. The second floor reminds me of "The Max" from "Saved by the Bell", because of all the action that's going on there. While everyone gets a lot of work done, there's quite a bit of traffic, and it's a great place to make impromptu evening plans after a hard day of classes and studying.
- In addition to the resources in the Library on the 2nd floor, we also have access to 2 drop-in study rooms and a full computer lab with huge monitors. The drop-in study rooms are spacious study areas with mounted flat panel monitors that are perfect for going over group project and meeting with up to 6 people. The only problems with the drop-in pods is that they're not reservable and can sometimes fill up fast during the week. I haven't had a problem finding an open one on the weekend though or later in the afternoons.
- 3rd Floor - The 3rd floor is the main entrance to to the Rosenfield Library and has plenty of tables where you can really spread out if you're one of those people that likes to do so (like me). There are also public computers that everyone can use.
- 4th Floor - "First Class" - The 4th floor is by far my favorite floor. On the 4th floor you can utilize our learning team pods (each with a flat panel monitor), reserve study cubbies, or just relax in one of our comfy chairs with rolling ottomans. There's also a little perk that only current UCLA Anderson MBA students have access to it. It's just one of the extra thing that makes us feel like we're really getting the most value for our resources on campus.
If you're a prospective student, I highly encourage you to take the time to take a tour of our buildings and facilities. I'm sure you'll be just as impressed as I was.
Alice, Jen, and Alex taking a quick break to pose for pics on the 2nd floor "The Max".
Arun, Cristina, and Anushka studying hard. Friday afternoon...that must be Econ homework Arun is working on.
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