Matthew Bui

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Current Occupation/Field of Work:

Communications Specialist (nonprofit marketing)

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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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