Register & Login (It's FREE) to Remove this Ad Hi everyone! I’m also a student at UCLA with Kira. Just a head’s up - we may not post but we do keep an eye on what’s happening on these boards and we’re excited to see who we’ll be mentoring next year. I remember I was so nervous before starting here so I wanted to reassure anyone who feels the same way that everyone here is so nice and warm and friendly. We really care about one another and there is definitely no showboating so please don’t worry or be intimidated by that! This industry is so much about making friendly connections and so a big piece of advice I’d give you is to be nice and kind. Obviously we should all be nice and kind, but people talk in this industry and if you get a reputation for being difficult then trust me when I say EVERYONE will soon know. But I’d like to believe we’re all just lovely people anyway! Other than that, I wanted to let you know that a couple of things have changed here recently. Richard Walter has retired and no longer teaches at UCLA, and the direction of the program is changing and Phyllis Nagy has since taken over from Richard. I’m sure you were all great in your interviews so please don’t feel bad if you didn’t get in this year. Lots of my friends only got in after applying multiple times so it’s not unusual to reapply and be accepted. Phyllis interviewed the majority of students this year, so it’s likely that a lot of you will be able to discuss how different or similar your interviews were with her when you meet for the first time! And Phyllis didn’t interview last year so we’ll all be interested to hear what her interviews are like! If you have any questions feel free to ask Kira or myself UCLA is a great program and we're looking forward to meeting our incoming class!