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Alumni Profile: Matthew Bui '12
Year Graduated from UCLA:
2012
Current Occupation/Field of Work:

Communications Specialist (nonprofit marketing)

Work Experience:

Before I entered my current role, I was a Marketing Assistant at a global cloud security start-up.

Why did you choose Comm Studies as your major?

It was a way to explore and understand how people tick, but also was very relevant to many fields in which I was interested so I wouldn't be pigeon-holed into a profession.

Favorite UCLA memory and/or professor:

Professor Peterson - for the ways he has profoundly affected and nurtured the pursuit of my passions, my trajectory as a life-long scholar, and my development as a student and contributing citizen of society.

How has Comm Studies empowered you in your professional and personal life?

Empowered me to be a scholar, even in the workplace, and thus I've been prepared to be contributing as a thought leader in my company and department. The intellectual seeds of curiosity planted during my undergrad have pervaded into all I do, everywhere I go.

What was the most valuable or applicable lesson you learned from a Comm Studies class?

What it means to network and take initiative to get resourced and connected.

What advice would you give to a current Comm Studies student?

Pursue your passions and put a priority on taking self-ownership of your studies and intellectual endeavors. Independent study and research projects are highly encouraged, in my personal opinion.

Fun facts, interests, hobbies:

Volleyball, blogging, exploring LA foods.

Significant Achievements:

Currently, I am applying to graduate schools.

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