Fall Orientation Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Ackerman Union 2408

Welcome back to another extravagant year at UCLA. With the new beginning comes new goals and ambitions. At this point in time, we are eager to face new challenges: tackling difficult classes, taking on new roles, and committing ourselves to higher standards. This sense of eagerness is what truly make us unique and defines who we are as UCLA students. We would never be here today if we did not force ourselves to work harder than others, push ourselves outside our comfort zones, and stay true to want we truly want in life.

This year, IDEAL will challenge you to elevate your public speaking, critical thinking, and team building skills. Needless to say, these three skills are so fundamental for us to succeed in life. If you want to get a Ph.D. in any field, you will have to go through an oral exam, where your ability to communicate well in front of people will be tested. If you want to go to medical, dental, or law school, you will have to undergo interview process, where your ability to think on your feet will dictate whether you get in or get out. If you want to succeed in the business world, you need to be nothing less than excellent at working with people.

IDEAL can help you to overcome these challenges.