ROADTRIP NATION PRESENTS
UCLA Roadtrip Trailer
Episode 1: Meet the Roadtrippers
Episode 2: From Molecules to Mickey Mouse
Episode 3: Write Away
Episode 4: Full Court Press
Episode 5: More Ways Than One
Episode 6: A New Beginning
Unsure how to navigate life after college, three students seek out professionals who give them the direction—and confidence—to move forward
Making it to and through college is no small accomplishment—but how do you transition from the classroom to the workforce? Coradata, Grant, and Jun are all UCLA students looking to the future, and finding it full of uncertainty. So they set out on the road to speak with alumni who’ve faced unique hurdles, and can help them embrace the winding road ahead. After meeting with people in diverse fields like molecular biology, screenwriting, UX design, and more, the roadtrippers realize that it’s impossible to map out the future perfectly—but there’s no such thing as a wrong turn if you listen to yourself.
INSIGHTS FROM THE FILM
“You don’t know where you’re going, but you know what makes you happy.”
Gayle Dickie, CEO, Gamer World News Entertainment
“If you get too far off into thinking what other people think, what other people want, what worked for other people, you’re gonna miss out on listening to what’s good for you.”
Ray Garcia , Chef & Owner, Broken Spanish
“Respect your gut feeling… or your curiosity about giving back. It’s coming from somewhere, it’s coming from inside.”
Jaime Nack, President, Three Squares Inc.
“It’s gonna be very hard, but if you keep working at it, working at it, working at it, something is gonna break.”
Gina Prince-Bythewood, Director & Screenwriter
Illustrator, Concept Artist, Teacher
UX Designer, Green Dot Corporation
CEO, Gamer World News Entertainment
Chef & Owner, Broken Spanish
President, Three Squares Inc.
President & COO, Los Angeles Sparks
Minh-Ha T. Do
Director of Pre-Clinical Innovation, Lumos Pharma
Owner & Photographer, Donald Miralle Photography LLC
Olympian, USA Bobsled Team
Director & Screenwriter
There’s a lot of talk about how to get into college—but what does it take to get through and figure out what you want to do? We’re sending UCLA students on a journey to find out.
Getting a degree is a huge undertaking—figuring out what to do with it is another one altogether. That’s why, together with UCLA, we’re sending a group of students on a road trip across California to interview fellow UCLA alumni and see how they were able to translate their education into fulfilling work. Follow the journey to hear stories of tackling hurdles, finding yourself, and turning a degree into a thriving career.
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UCLA Graduate, Class of 2018
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Jun has wanted to go to medical school and become a surgeon since middle school—but moving to the U.S. from China on her own has taught her to be independent and take more risks. She’s studying developmental biology at UCLA, but she’s also had the chance to explore other interests like acting. Now she’s wondering whether to risk her time, money, and energy to explore a second or even third career. She’s ready to meet people who’ve created dynamic careers that prove you don’t have to commit to just one thing.
Grant is in his second year at UCLA and trying to narrow down his interests. He has multiple careers on his radar, including ones in photography, UX design, and the entertainment industry—but he’s also considering other post-grad options, like joining the Peace Corps. One of his overarching concerns is understanding how to live a life aligned with his passions and provide value to others. He wants to keep his possibilities open, but he knows that to move forward, he has to choose a direction. His question is, how?
UCLA Extension Student
Certificate Program: Screenwriting
Coradata is in a season of transition. Her corporate job has left her feeling unfulfilled, and she’s decided to focus on doing what makes her happy—screenwriting. She wants to tell stories that haven’t been told before, particularly for and about women of color. Now, she’s using the UCLA Extension Program to sharpen her writing skills. She knows there are roadblocks ahead, and hearing from people on the other side of risky, life-changing decisions will be the boost she needs to keep moving forward.
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