School of Physical Sciences

Meet the School of Physical Sciences peers and learn about the role that the Physical Sciences plays in our everyday lives. Discuss with them your interests in one of their majors and learn about the opportunities that are available for you!

Jiajin Cui

Major(s): Applied Physics; Business Administration

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

* Hong Kong Student Association at Santa Monica College (2020-2021)
* Math Tutor at Santa Monica College (2020-2021)
* Hong Kong Student Union at UCI (2021-2022)

Why do you love UCI?

I love UCI because I see the potential of this school as a rising star. Its campus has the perfect location which is surrounded by the leading companies in different industries, which means a lot of excellent job opportunities after graduation. There’s also a lot of research opportunities with top professors on campus, and the students here are hardworking and smart. Therefore i always feel challenged and a lot to learn from people around me during my time in this school. In general, I have met a lot of people I would call friends for life in this school, and I have been inspired by many other people here to become the best self. My life path has probably been altered by the education and experience this school has give me.

How can you be a successful Anteater?

I think to become a successful anteater, or a college student in general, is to keep looking for the path that works the best for you by embracing different new experiences and work hard for your passion. I also think highly of making friends during college, because I believe that I probably will or have met people that are very important for the rest of my life. Therefore, I think it very beneficial to be out there and meet new people after study because we should make the most out of college not only from classes but also from the social aspect of it.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

One fun fact of me is that I like making friends with different kinds of people because I find it interesting how I bump into people I know everyday on or around campus. I like paying attention to my surrounding when I am bored so I always spot my friends or people I know before they see me. And I like how surprised they look when I walk up to them and say hi.