As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended on-campus life at UCLA, many student workers are left with reduced working hours or without jobs.
The number of student employees working at UCLA has decreased by 58% since last October, UCLA spokesperson Bill Kisliuk said in an emailed statement.
Despite fall quarter being remote, new students are searching for ways to connect with the UCLA community.
Within the first few weeks of remote school, some first-year and new transfer students have relied on social media and joined various clubs to find their niches.
Students and clubs are taking to their computers to attend virtual club fairs this fall. Both existing and new club fairs adopted a new online format to help club recruitment.
On top of increased rent for her university-owned apartment and the COVID-19 pandemic, Zuleika Bravo’s partner was laid off from his job, her family of three faced food insecurity and she is months behind on basic expenses.
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