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Kelvin Lee

Kelvin Lee

University of California, Irvine - Office of Undergraduate Admissions

"It's important to network and build relations to get your foot in the door because you never know who will be able to help you find a job."

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Kelvin's work combines: Education, Travel, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Admissions Counselor - Campus Visit Coordinator

Manage UCI's campus visit structure and help prospective students with their applications to the university.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    C.K. McClatchy High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology and Social Behavior

    University of California, Irvine

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Admissions Counselor - Campus Visit Coordinator :

Bachelor's Degree: Psychology OR Communications OR Public Service

Graduate Degree: Student Affairs

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    The first step in the right direction was choosing to go to UCI instead of UC Berkely. A lot of people questioned this decision but I always knew that this is where I would be most successful.

  • 2.

    The 2nd step was becoming a Campus Representative for UCI and giving campus tours. This was my first taste of the Admissions world and I was mentored by someone who helped me get my first job.

  • 3.

    Then, I decided to become a mentor myself. This was a defining moment because I realized that helping someone made me feel like a part of something bigger and I knew I wanted to keep doing this.

  • 4.

    The final step was becoming a Coordinator for Campus Reps. Being in this para-professional leadership position as an undergrad introduced me to a world that I could envision myself in.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    "Why would you go to UC Irvine instead of UC Berkeley?" , "Why would you study a soft science?"

  • How I responded:

    I dealt with discouragement by assuring myself of my interests. I was doing this for me and not for anyone else, so I just decided not to care about anyone else's opinion.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I was hit by anxiety in college and found it hard to let go of my need for everything to be 100% perfect. To overcome this, I stayed a 5th year in college and I learned how to ask for help.