Awesome Things to do In July

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For those of you staying in LA, here are some great things off campus you can do!

1. Futbol: The Beautiful Game

Using photography, video, painting, installation and sculpture, artists create a gallery called “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game” to address jingoism and the community sports brings. Check it out at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; Mon., Tue., Thu., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; thru July 29. $15, $10 seniors and students. (323) 857-6000, lacma.org.

2. Doug Loves Movies 

Comedy show called Doug Loves Movies at 5919 Franklin Ave. Los Angeles,CA 90028

7PM every Tuesday. Get your laugh on!

3. Santa Monica Museum of Art

You’ve heard of Getty and LACMA, but have you heard of Santa Monica Museum of Art? Go look at some great art for a date (or to make use whatever you learned in Art History class last quarter)!
by Jerry Cheung
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Improve your LinkedIn

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Are you social media savvy?  Do you know the interwebs like the back of your hand?  As college students, we like to think of ourselves as pretty knowledgable on the subject, however there is one social media outlet that continues to confuse and frustrate us all: LinkedIn.

LinkedIn exists in some parallel universe where adults understand how to use it successfully, while us millennials kind of blindly fill out our profiles, hoping we are doing it right.  For those of you who are stuck in this parallel universe, allow us to help you manage your LinkedIn account with these 5 helpful tips!

1. Use a nice photo
While this seems like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised at the amount of college students using selfies as their profile pictures.  This is your portrait to all your future employers.  Do yourself a favor and use a nice camera (or find a friend who has one) and take a quality photo so their first thought isn’t, “What brand of potato did they use to take this picture?”

2. Post relevant coursework and extracurriculars 
Have you been hesitant to create a LinkedIn profile because you don’t have any actual work experience?  Don’t be!  Instead, highlight all the relevant classes and extracurriculars you have been involved in, so employers can see what you are interested in as a student (this includes studying abroad!).

3. Join groups
It might seem scary to put yourself out there, but networking on LinkedIn is easiest when you join groups.  Find groups that interest you, and if you don’t know what interests you yet, you can always join the UCLA Alumni group!

4. Ask professors for recommendations
If you want to ask a professor for a letter of recommendation, why not also ask them for an endorsement on LinkedIn?  Especially if you don’t have any professional experience, a professor’s recommendation can speak volumes about your character and work ethic.

5. SPELL CHECK
Employers don’t want employees who leave typos in their work.  Don’t be that person.

by Laurie Goodman

 

 

How to Get Justin Bieber Haircuts

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This is a guide for all of you out there that has decided you want to be GQ. Or you’ve simply decided that you’re tired of “keep it long on top and short on the sides”. The year’s over, and summer’s coming around; it’s time, you’ve decided, to get one of those cool Beckham cuts. More specifically, you want a pompadour or some variation of it. That or you want a fancy hairstyle that some male celebrity all your girl-friends rave about. So how do you do it?

1. Go to a good barber or talk with your friends to see what hairstyles are in right now. Consult with your barber to see which style best fits the shape of your face, facial features, personality, etc. The hairstyles that I see most right now are traditional ivy league crew cuts, spiked up styles, comb-overs, pompadours, and man buns (ranked in order of increasing length).

2. Keep it long on top and short on the sides. We’re serious. Get your sides shaved off to a length short enough that you can tolerate and continue to grow the hair on top of your head until it gets to about 2-3 inches. When your sides begin to get too puffy, take yourself to the barber and have them take your sides off. Have the barber check how long your hair’s getting and see if the style you’re looking for is achievable yet with the length you have. All of the more complex hairstyles that look really long can be styled to look pretty nice once you hit around 2.5 inches. Keep in mind that hair grows about 0.5 inches per month (your hair may grow faster or slower depending on genetics).

3. Having consulted with your hair stylist on how you’d like your hairstyle to appear (shiny/neat/messy/etc), select a hair styling product (cream/paste/pomade/wax) [ranked from lightest to heaviest in texture]. Cream is good for thickening and styling hair with moderate control. Paste is good for twisting, shaping, and texturizing hair into changeable styles with a strong hold. Pomade separates and defines with a clean, flexible control; these are the shiny, neat hairstyles you see on Mad Men. Wax allows direction, construction, and redesign with moldable texture that tends to leave your hair looking matte (like nothing was put into it). Depending on the style you’re trying to achieve, you may also need a vent brush (a brush with vents you blow-dry through to get a certain shape) and hair spray.

4. Have your barber teach you how to style the hairstyle.

5. The cut may look a bit strange to your eyes because your brain won’t be used to the difference in appearance, but get a consensus from friends and family so you can see if you want to stick with how you’re going to style it. Hairstyles are much less about how your hair is cut and much more about how you choose to style it. One haircut can have multiple looks. For example, a particularly long faux hawk can be many variations of the pompadour, a comb-over, etc.

There you have it. We sincerely hope you find that ideal haircut for an amazing summer.

by Jerry Cheung

 

Graduating Senior: Kendall Roth

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This week, OTH got to sit down with one of our own who happens to be graduating this year!  We interviewed Kendall about her time at UCLA and how she enjoyed her time OTH.

What is your favorite memory of living On The Hill?

My favorite memory would have to be Freshman year living in Hitch Suites. On one of the 3 days of rain we actually get, my friends and I put all our mattresses in the living room and opened the windows so we could hear the rain while we layed on the floor and watched a movie.

What is your favorite dining hall?

My favorite dining hall is the Hedrick Test Kitchen for B-Plate.

What was your job at OTH?

I was a Still Photographer for OTH, so I would take photos for events going on around The Hill

What was the best part of working for OTH?

The best part was getting to shoot photos for a variety of different events and use camera gear and photo editing software that I had never used before. It was a great opportunity to learn some new skills.

What was the best class you ever took at UCLA?

I don’t know if I have a favorite, but Global Studies 1 taught by Prof. Burgos was a really fascinating class that taught me a lot about the ways that the world interconnects.

What are you going to do after graduation?

Im going to start work full time at Hewlett-Packard as a Strategic Development Analyst.

What advice do you have for other undergrads?

Make the most of everything UCLA has to offer. Join clubs, play sports and explore new things. Also take advantage of places like the career center before you leave. They can be amazingly helpful and you don’t get access to them forever!

Thanks for sitting with OTH!

by Laurie Goodman

Ladies: What’s the Difference Between Biz Prof and Biz Cas?

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So as a female college student starting internships in fancy offices, you may have come across the fashion dilemma that is Business Professional vs. Business Casual. Here is a quick lesson in dress up for women in the office!

Business Professional: This usually entails wearing either a pant suit or a skirt suit, with some classic black close-toed flats or sensible heels or pumps. Dark colors (black, navy, charcoal) are best for the suit, but the collared blouse (not low cut) can be white. Accessories and jewelry are permitted, but they cannot be too flashy! Simple designs are typically preferred. Basically, nothing crazy.

Business Casual: For women, this can vary from more conservative skirts to brighter colored blouses and dresses. Don’t go too far though – T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jeans are still not allowed. Flats are still recommended, but they don’t have to be black. Basically, you have more freedom to wear different colors, and you are not required to wear a full suit. Some companies even consider polo shirts and khakis as business casual, so be sure to check in with your employers.

A side not about professional wear: makeup! While optional, it can be a great way to express yourself in the workplace. However, it’s important not to overdo. That means, unfortunately, you will have to leave your Urban Decay “Electric” Palette at home sigh.

by Laurie Goodman

How to be Successful at Your Internship

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So most of us want to become successful in our respective fields one day, and what are the best ways to do so, you ask? Get a job or an internship, or several! We know some of you already have opportunities lined up over the summer, so OTH came up with a few handy tips to help you be successful at your summer job or internship (or you know, life in general):

1) From my experience, it’s always best to dress for the job! Even interns should dress to impress. No flip-flops please. Also, news flash: most of the “business casual” attire you see on sitcoms are usually NOT real business casual (maybe except Leslie Knope’s pantsuits). Make sure you know your company’s dress code and dress appropriately. I mean, if everyone is wearing jeans, do you really want to wear a suit and tie?

2) Don’t gossip about co-workers. It makes you look nasty and untrustworthy. No one wants negative energy in their place of work.

3) And lastly, don’t be afraid of your boss. They’re literally just a person… A living, breathing human being just like you and I. If you act nervous or weird around them, it probably makes them feel super uncomfortable around you instead, which is not what you want. Befriending them (appropriately, of course) wouldn’t be such a bad idea either.

4) Volunteer for work! You are at the company only for a few weeks, maybe at most 3-4 months, so make the best out of it. If you find yourself sitting around, ask other people if you can help out with anything. A positive attitude goes a long way!

OTH wishes you good luck in your summer endeavors!

by Beverly Okhio

How to Survive Spring Finals

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Spring quarter is coming to an end. Yay! But wait. That means after your midterms — which have just recently passed — are finals. Here are OTH’s tips on surviving probably the most excruciating finals you will ever have because the weather outside is so nice and all you want to do is go to Sunset Rec and nap:

  1. Grab your obligatory choice of energy: 5 hour energy, coffee, monster, etc and start stocking up now. You will need it for the late nights.
  2. Get your course reader. As in — go purchase the book from Ackerman. Yes, it’s time to finally stop borrowing your friend’s textbook. Now is the time to drop some moolah.
  3. Watch all of the podcasts you’ve missed. There are about 10 podcasts and you have exactly 10 hours left. Dilemma. Solution: watch in 2x speed.
  4. Cry. Pet puppies. Powell will have dogs you can play with. Destress.
  5. Ace that shiz cause you go to UCLA and you is smart, you is kind, and you is good. We believe in you.

Now stop browsing the Internet and get studying. Good luck!

by Jerry Cheung

Cool Summer Classes

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Are you staying in LA for the summer? Make good use of it by taking some awesome summer courses! Here’s a list of just some of the amazing classes UCLA is offering this summer:

Summer Session A

  1. COMM ST 157 – Celebrity, Fame, and Social Media: So now you can online stalk your favorite celebs and claim it’s for class.
  2. ETHNOMU M119 – Cultural History of Rap: Pop Quiz: What she order? A. Big Mac, B. Chicken Nuggets, C. Fish Fillet, D. McFlurry
  3. FILM TV 122J – Disney Feature: Then and Now: From Dopey to Olaf, take this course to see how Disney animated films have influenced our society (and let’s face it, your entire life).

Summer Session C

  1. ANTHRO 2 – America Through Lenses of Popular Culture: Because who doesn’t want an Anthro class in pop culture?
  2. HIST M155 – History of Los Angeles: Learn about the city you call home!
  3. MUS HST 8 – History of Electronic Dance Music: I don’t even need to explain why this is crazy awesome. Hurry and sign up for this class before it fills up!

by Laurie Goodman