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Academic Engagement2018-09-12T11:37:45+00:00

Academic Engagement



Joyce Kim
Joyce KimCommissioner
Carmen Yu
Carmen YuCommissioner

Mission Statement

Academic Engagement aims to provide academic support, guidance and empowerment by hosting engagement events that will offer UCI students opportunities to communicate and network with professors and individuals from a field of their interest. In addition, we offer academic resources to support students in their academic endeavors and struggles, as well as to provide a space for those who may feel lost to explore different academic options.

Events Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, the Academic Engagement Commission hosted an informal meet and greet with a few of the Peer Academic Advisors from each academic department for undergraduate students to ask questions and meet their PAAs. This has been Academic Engagement’s tradition for a few years now and we are happy we got to bring it back again during Fall 2017 and to serve our students with some rocket pops!

Our second event of Fall Quarter targeted the Business department where we invited Professors McLaughlin and Eppel to come and speak on behalf of their experiences within the business field. From life lessons to emphase s within the Business major, the students were able to enjoy coffee and croissants while attending the event.


We were honored to have Dr. Katzer, an Emergency Medicine Doctor and a Professor at UCI Medical Center, to come speak at our event in the different paths in medical school. Dr. Katzer also brought two medical students who were able to come and share their experiences with medical school. This event was geared towards those who wanted to pursue higher education in health sciences and those who want to be healthcare providers in the future.

As an opportunity to for students to talk to professors in a more casual setting, we hosted Dishing Up Degrees with Professors. Here we had Professors Jonathan Lui, Keith Murphy, Susan King, and Lee Kucera come to the Anteater Recreation Center mingle and cook with students. The goal was to help students develop a relationship with these professors and network with them.


Pathways in Public Health is in a collaboration with the Public Health Association. Professor Bic will come and speak to students about careers in Public Health and what students can do with the major. This event was made in hopes to help students become more engaged and excited to be a Public Health major.