James Le

James Le

Regional Manager


Project Access

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I went to college to figure out what I liked.
Then I joined Alpha Phi Omega- a co-ed fraternity focused on community service.
I logged several hours of community service and came across an organization I liked.
When I graduated, the organization I volunteered for was hiring and I applied and got the job.
I have stayed committed with the organization and worked my way up to a managerial role.
I continue to find ways to challenge myself and grow for the next big step in my life.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
University of California-Irvine

Career

Regional Manager

Oversight of programs and services for low-income families, children and seniors.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Education
Helping People

Day to Day

A great day would consist of following up with my staff (via phone, e-mail, and webcam), making sure I provide them the tools and resources to be successful at their resource centers. I also oversee our organization's social media platforms, so time is set aside to schedule posts and take our storytelling online. The rest of the time would be peppered in with various projects: meetings with potential partners, designing new programs, and finding additional ways to serve our residents.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Project management, supervising others, dealing with difficult people, time management.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Volunteerism is how I fell into the career I am in love with today. Volunteering exposes you to a world outside of what you might be studying in college so I highly recommend giving it a chance since you never know what you'll stumble upon. The upside is that volunteering is a win/win for all parties- you get more worldly experience and you're helping others at the same time.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Sociology
undergrad
Bachelor
Social Work

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"Working at a non-profit, you barely make any money. Being in the medical or law field is where you'll be most happy."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation College Student