Communication is central to my major and minor.
I started at UC Irvine in September 2013 as a French major. In my second year, I transitioned to English and was accepted into the Management minor at the Paul Merage School of Business in December 2014. The management minor is one of the most competitive minors at UC Irvine as only a few applicants are accepted to the program each quarter.
In the English Department, I studied a range of literary works (poems, prose, novels, journalism, and television/film) from different historical periods. Through these texts, I learned what it means to be human by thinking about the author’s intent and the ways the writer crafted a message for an audience. I was challenged to think about complex issues in these works and formulate original essays. This exposure to storytelling provided me the opportunity to develop my writing voice and convey viewpoints in a well-articulated and researched manner. I am a more informed and well-rounded communicator because of my foundation in academic and professional writing.
Studying at the prestigious b-school was a valuable experience that started my business career. In the Merage School of Business, I learned different aspects of business such as Accounting, Economics, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, and Information Systems. I gained insight into the world of modern management and organizations by learning theoretical principles and fundamentals. I had the ability to work in diverse teams for projects and present my findings in class presentations. But most importantly, I applied coursework to the real world as we analyzed and worked with companies that faced the issues that I studied in the classroom.