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"I chose UCLA because it offers a wide range of classes...and resources for people of color like myself in order to foster our personal, academic, and professional growth...A growth mindset is key, and perspective is everything."
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"There is so much diversity. UCLA as a large institution can seem overwhelming, but through its student organizations and programs, it feels so small and easy to navigate. The student community is very inclusive..."
- Wudia Kamara
CAREERS WITH IDS
These are just a few of the many paths your career could take with IDS!
Rene is an IDS Honors Track alum, and a 2021 USAID Payne International Development Graduate Fellow. He plans on pursuing a master's degree in public policy, with a focus on international economic development.
Co-founder of Enrou, an online marketplace that connects socially-conscious consumers with products created in developing communities as a way to increase employment and reduce poverty. With the skills learned at StartUp UCLA, Wang won funding for her company.
Hired as a driving instructor at a Nürburgring racing academy because his IDS degree and time in the Peace Corps demonstrated adaptability and problem-solving experience.
These are a few of the many interesting courses you could take during Summer 2021! They have no pre-requisites:
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