Student Success Story

How UCI’s FYRE Scholars Program Helps Students Find Community and Purpose

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), students are encouraged to learn, develop and grow. However, learning at UCI doesn’t just happen in classrooms and lecture halls—it takes place across campus as students engage with each other, faculty and staff. With every new connection that students make, they open themselves […]

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From Mentee to Mentor: How UCI Programs Help Students Give Back

For incoming freshmen at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), the idea of relocating to Orange County and joining an undergraduate student population of over 30,000 can seem intimidating. This is especially true for students coming from smaller towns outside of Southern California, like second-year pharmaceutical sciences major Ethan Chhan. […]

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From Freshman Year to the Future: How SSI Programs Set Students Up for Success

For many incoming freshmen, the idea of completely transitioning to life at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) can seem daunting. However, units on-campus like Student Success Initiatives (SSI) offer a variety of resources to support students as they adjust to life at UCI. For instance, scholarship programs like SSI’s […]

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Ignelly Taylor

Ignelly Taylor

Major: Biological SciencesSuccess Story: Received the Edison Scholarship. Suggestions and advice you have for students who are applying for scholarships, leadership opportunities, etc. Always ask for help. Do not wait until things are really bad to check-in with someone.