Graduation season: The time when countless of Bruins anxiously await the day that is the culmination of their UCLA experience. It is around this time that countless questions start to arise: Did I meet all of my requirements? Have I purchased my cap and gown? Am I going to pass this last class I need to graduate (uh-oh)? But none of these questions are as worrisome and important as, WHAT SHOES AM I GOING TO WEAR?
As you prepare for post graduation job or summer internships interviews, often the dress code will be described as “business casual.” This is a confusing label: ‘business’ sounds very formal and professional … and then it is followed by the word ‘casual’?! Is this trick question part of the interview? Instead of panicking and throwing on your old two sizes too small church suit, take a look at these combos put together by a few biz casual experts. (more…)
Clarification: We updated this post and omitted the phrase “Asian-inspired” in Ehiemere’s description of her style because the editors consider the phrase culturally insensitive.
Nkem Ehiemere, a first-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student, was walking back to the Hill when we spotted her unique look. Ehiemere knows exactly what she likes and what she absolutely does not. When asked to describe her style, she didn’t hesitate to tell us that she tries to mix her clothing with typical ‘50s pin-up items. This student also follows a certain number of rules. She told Mojo that she NEVER wears flats or pants. Perhaps it is her impressive discipline that makes her style work so well?
Whatever it is, one thing is sure: The girl knows how to shop. Her shoes were – brace yourselves – 63 cents from a thrift store. A pro thrifter, Ehiemere also scored her shirt at Savers. As for the crown jewel of this outfit, the student’s patterned dress, she bought it off eBay from an independent designer who specializes in vintage pin-up dresses.
Admit it – you just spent your last five-dollar bill on a half-caff soy mocha latte at Kerckhoff Coffee House. We’ve all been there.
As college students, our budgets are limited. Thankfully, many retailers and services are aware of this and offer student discounts as a result. We’ve compiled the best ones below, so take note and don’t forget your BruinCard! (more…)
As a new student, you probably don’t know what to expect from zero week. Bruin Bash, the football game, Volunteer Day. That’s where Mojo comes in. Let us help you prepare mentally and physically for the activity-filled, sleep-deprived, excitement overload that is your first week in college. (more…)