Archive for June, 2011
…you know the lyric! It’s time for us all to say goodbye to Alec, Ivonne, Dennison, Charmaine and Maria. I really can’t thank them enough for their hard work this year. I have learned a lot of new things from their posts, like that there’s a sculpture installation behind the Science Library, there are a LOT of club sports, you can actually get concrete job experience through participation in a club, Diamond Jamboree is the up-and-coming food spot for UCI students, and that UCI has resources for parents too! I hope you’ve found this year’s posts helpful as well. As our bloggers move on to their sophomore year and beyond, we in the Undecided/Undeclared Office start anew with summer orientations and a brand new crop of freshmen with exciting potential. If you are one of those freshmen and you’d like to learn more about how to become a blogger for next year, please leave a comment here or e-mail me at email@example.com. Regular posts will resume in October, so check back with us then for intros to next year’s bloggers. Happy Summer!
This is Jeannie Lee, a 2009-2010 U/U Zotblogger ! It’s been a while since I’ve written my last blog post and I dearly miss it. As you guys all remember, I used to upload weekly songs to describe my mood. Never fear, I have one for this special blog post! It’s In Between the Lines by Tyrone Wells, a song dedicated to the end of Spring Quarter about holding onto the precious time we have left (before finals!) Anyways, the main core of this guest blog is to update everyone about my progress as a former undecided major. After my freshman year of university, I had every intention of switching into Business Economics, hoping to pursue perhaps international business. I had already taken all the classes I needed to switch and my transcript proudly boasted the title: “Major: B.A.- Business Economics.” But last summer I realized that I never really loved Economics. It was just a major I believed would ensure to me a stable career in Accounting or Finance. So instead, I switched out. I switched out and into Earth and Environmental Science. In high school, I took AP Environmental Science, a class in which I became engaged and interested in. I always knew I had an interest in environmental science, but I never particularly liked chemistry. Therefore, I wanted to avoid any science majors. But after becoming an Earth and Environmental Science major, I can’t see myself doing anything else but chemistry. To ensure that environmental science is what I plan to pursue, this summer I will be traveling to Taiwan for an internship as an assistant at Yangmingshan National Park. I’m excited to see where this will take me and hopefully I have found my niche. I hope everyone enjoys my little update about my life and I hope if anyone has any questions that they contact me! Being a part of U/U has definitely helped me explore the things I love, even if it took me a while to find them out!
Hi! I was a blogger my freshman year and I was undecided just like you! I am now a junior and going to be a senior in three weeks! I cannot believe how fast the time has gone by. I have done so many things since my freshman year, like study abroad, have an internship, join and leave clubs, hold leadership positions, train others to inherit my position, and join a sorority (Kappa Kappa Gamma). There were many things I never thought I would do, but did them anyways! And the opportunities are endless. It’s just up to you to choose your own path.
I have declared a Business Economics major and completing the Accounting minor. It took me 2 years to decide, but I am happy with my decision. I am almost done with my major and minor, and I am looking forward to getting a job in a Big 4 accounting firm. I am have learned so many things in college, both academically and personally. I have grown tremendously.
For my senior year, I will be the president of the SAGE Scholars program, enter the second year of my internship, and prepare myself to enter the “real world” equipped with a “grown up” job.
You should make the best of your college years, but also know that there is much more to look forward to after college. If you take anything from my message, take this quote:
“Failing to plan, is planning to fail.”
Always think ahead but live the moment. For everything in your life, whether it be classes, your major, career, think ahead!