Hello hello hello and welcome to the new home of the Undecided / Undeclared Zotblog! I’m Cecilia, and you can find out more about me and my experience as a U/U freshman at Irvine here and here. I’m on my last quarter as a freshman, and the journey has been incredible. A year ago from now, I would have never dreamed that I would be where I am now.
As a senior in high school, I was very involved with clubs and organizations. One of the rumors I heard about UCI was that the club life on campus wasn’t very strong. I must have been listening to the wrong person though, because UCI organizations are now one of my favorite things about college. UCI has a lot of opportunities for someone looking to be active on campus! UCI Campus Organizations has a handy search tool for browsing through clubs by category. Academic, athletic, service, political, entertainment, religious, and interest are only a few of the many types of clubs that exist on campus. There’s a club for everyone! Best of all, if it doesn’t already exist, it’s easy to start your own club!
I truly believe that a college experience is what you make of it, so I challenged myself to start getting involved my very first year. I’m involved in three clubs on campus: Hat Cai (Mustard Seeds), Vietnamese Student Association, and Medical, Educational Missions Outreach (MEMO). I picked clubs according to my interests (spirituality, culture, and service), and it has definitely made all the difference. I’ve met amazing people through these clubs and some of my best memories this year have been with them. All three organizations have different upcoming events and I’m very excited to be a part of it all. I’ll be sure to update as they come around!
EXCITING NEWS! As some of you might already know, I applied at the beginning of the year to be an intern for MEMO and I got the position. A few months ago, I applied and interviewed to be a part of the team that goes on the service mission to Vietnam this September, and I GOT IT! Words cannot describe how thrilled I am about this.
Here’s a happy photo of some of the MEMO members and I at our after-event at Chipotle last week!
As always, if there is a ever a question, comment, or concern, don’t hesitate to hit the “comment” button below! I’d be more than happy to respond!