Recent Graduate Nathan Yang (’19) Shares His Experience at UCLA Samueli with Fall Admits

Apr 20, 2020

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

Nathan YangNow an up-and-coming software engineer at real-estate technology firm Redfin, Nathan Yang was once a freshman majoring in computer science.

As a student, Yang landed prime software engineering internships at a VC-backed startup and at Facebook. He also served as external vice president of UCLA ACM, a student chapter of the international Association for Computing Machinery and the largest computer science club on campus. In addition, Yang founded, which invites high school students from underserved neighborhoods in the Greater Los Angeles Area to learn what it is like to study computer science.

Recently, with undergraduate admission decisions out, Yang started receiving emails from incoming freshmen curious about his experience at UCLA Samueli.

Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure to speak with prospective/admitted UCLA students about my experiences so I decided to share my thoughts in a Medium post, “Five Reasons Why I Loved UCLA,” Yang said.

The article covers everything — classes, student organizations, career opportunities, the people and L.A. — all with Yang’s unfiltered take.

“Since there are so many other resources out there that describe how great UCLA is academically, I wanted to share the more personal, emotional and non-academic reasons about why I loved being a Bruin,” Yang added.

While writing the post saved Yang time fielding questions, he also shared that it ended up “being more fun for me to look back at some good times.”

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