First, to anyone facing food insecurity, please see LA County Public Health’s Food Banks.
Find family assistance through the Children’s Institute, transforming the lives of children exposed to adversity and poverty in Los Angeles. Programs are available for early age, school age, foster youth and teenagers, as well as Parents/Caregivers and Fathers. As part of your Blue Shield of California Promise Health coverage, enrollment in their no-cost Health Homes Program can provide a dedicated care coordinator tol help you navigate health benefits and apply for community services.
Mental health is also key to stability. UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center’s free programming offers free podcasts and guided meditations.
Finally, there’s still time to sign up for UCLA Extension’s FREE career course MGMT 753. This course aims to prepare you for an effective job search. Enroll by Jan 4 for Spring.
UCLA First-Generation Students
This Facebook group is an open forum for new, current, and former UCLA first-generation students to connect, share information, and ask questions about all things UCLA and first-gen!
UCLA Transfer Student Center
The Transfer Student Center is committed to serving the diverse population of transfer students at UCLA and the needs particular to this community. We help students hit the ground running by connecting them to the university system and offering support and the tools they need to achieve their desired goals at UCLA and beyond
Engineering Transfer Center
The mission at the Engineering Transfer Center is to provide resources and support to current Samueli Engineering transfer students, increase visibility and advocacy for the transfer community in the school, and build partnerships with local community colleges to support the engineering pipeline.
UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services CAPS
24/7 crisis support is always available by phone at 310-825-0768
Campus & Student Resilience RISE
Build skills to bounce back, persist, and thrive in the face of challenge
Alumni Career Engagement Resources
Job Search Starter Kit - Provides easy templates for a résumé, cover letter and email correspondences, as well as Résumé Tips and a Career Development Plan.
Job Search and Networking – an incredible list of over sixty job search, networking, and personal resources.
Tools for Your 2020 Job Search, Career Development, and First Job- resources to help guide you
UCLAOne - This is your community, where Bruins help Bruins. Leverage the collective power of the vast alumni network and cultivate a culture of helping and giving back.
Emails for questions: [email protected] and [email protected]
Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
The Association of Latino Professionals for America is a business organization that aims to empower underrepresented students.
Central American Isthmus Graduate Association (CAIGA)
Their mission is to uplift Central American graduate students in the United States through mutual support, education, and organizing that is rooted and founded in social change.
UCLA Veterans Center
The UCLA Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides caring and personalized support to UCLA undergraduate and graduate military-connected student. We help our military-connected students navigate UCLA and provide a welcoming space, mentoring from student veterans, guidance on educational benefits, and tools to succeed academically and personally.
State of the Labor Market - by Industry (AKA Top Fields for a Post-Covid World)
Utilize this tool from Handshake that can share top industries and fields. https://learn.joinhandshake.com/students/hiring-on-handshake-500/
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)
Register at: http://bit.ly/SabioCode
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation identifies, inspires, prepares, and connects Latino Leaders in the community, classroom, and workforce.
La Gente Newsmagazine
UCLA’s first and only Latinx newsmagazine
Harvard Business Review
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
A national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of [email protected] content creators. We stand as the premiere Latino media organization, addressing for close to 20 years the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP was founded in 1999 by a group of Latino producers, content creators, academics and media advocates. During the first NALIP conference in San Francisco in June 1999, NALIP was organized by the conference participants, and the mission and organizational guiding principles were adopted.
NALIP's mission is to promote, advance and advocate for Latino content creators across media.
Courses completely free for anyone, anywhere, including:
Free online courses for mental health and well-being
Free online courses for college students
Free online courses for career development
Free online courses in Spanish
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Free Drop-in Meditations
Free weekly "drop-in" sessions led by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center's Diana Winston, Marvin G. Belzer Ph.D, and other MARC-affiliated teachers. Open to anyone interested in how to 'live more presently' in life.
Free Headspace Meditations