21 episodes

Welcome to WE ARE UCI: Student Success Podcast! Join us for candid conversations with UCI students about the challenges, achievements, and unique experiences that shape their individual pursuit of success.

We Are UCI: Student Success Podcast Jonathan Alexander & Hai Truong

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Welcome to WE ARE UCI: Student Success Podcast! Join us for candid conversations with UCI students about the challenges, achievements, and unique experiences that shape their individual pursuit of success.

    Ep 23: How Raj Parekh Blazed a New Path at UCI

    Ep 23: How Raj Parekh Blazed a New Path at UCI

    In 2019, Raj Parekh graduated from UCI with an impressive triple major in quantitative economics, data science, and mathematics and a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship. The kicker? He did it all in four years while also making time to lead five clubs and build lasting connections. So how did he do it? Raj sits down and shares his story to inspire current students to make the most of their time at UCI.

    • 31 min
    Ep 22: UCI Alumna Traci Lee on Telling Stories and Building Confidence

    Ep 22: UCI Alumna Traci Lee on Telling Stories and Building Confidence

    In this interview, Traci Lee, Growth & Insights Editor at Sony Pictures’ Creative Center and graduate of UCI’s class of 2011, reminisces about her time at UCI and discusses how it set her up for future success.

    • 22 min
    Ep 21 - Patience during the Pandemic with the Patience Project

    Ep 21 - Patience during the Pandemic with the Patience Project

    In this episode, Jonathan and Hai speak with students Karishma Muthukumar, Meena Chandrasekaran, and Caitlin Yee about the Patience Project, inspired by the hospital waiting room and changed by the pandemic.

    • 27 min
    Ep 20 - Finding a Home through LUCID

    Ep 20 - Finding a Home through LUCID

    In this episode, Jonathan and Hai speak with Scott Lerner and Mariel Calva Hernandez about LUCID, an undergraduate journal at UCI that gives often marginalized students a home to share their experiences and explore their identities. 

    • 30 min
    Ep 19: Building Communities with Ethan Chhan

    Ep 19: Building Communities with Ethan Chhan

    In this episode, Jonathan and Hai speak with third-year Ethan Chhan about his path to discovering his identity. Through the experiences he’s gathered, he helps build and develop the multiple communities that represent him and the individuals he cares about.

    • 35 min
    Ep 18 - Creating a Platform for Minorities with Sydney Charles & Tatum Larson

    Ep 18 - Creating a Platform for Minorities with Sydney Charles & Tatum Larson

    In this episode, Jonathan and Hai speak with Sydney Charles & Tatum Larson about the journey that led them to create their podcast, “Black Fam 2.5, Redefining the Minority Experience.”
    https://linktr.ee/blackfam2.5
    Black Fam website: 
    https://www.theblackfam.org/
    Welcome Table Videos: 
    https://www.humanities.uci.edu/SOH/calendar/welcome_table.php

    • 29 min

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