Karina Lemus: Step by Step


1. Tell me about your experience at UCI, and life after graduating?

My experience at UCI was very fun. I've never been the type of person to party so that wasn't a priority for me while being at UCI. I made many great friends during the 4 years. I created many memorable experiences such as driving a 40ft long Hydrogen bus! I learned many things I thought I was never going to use for my career BUT turns out everything is very useful. Life after graduating has been great! I decided to take a short break to reconnect with who I am, who I wanted to be, and what was my next step.


2. What did you major in, and why did you decide to pursue it?

My major is Business Information Management. The main reason why I decided to be a Business major was because I wanted to have a major that was broad. At the beginning I wanted to major in Healthcare Administration since that is something I am very passionate about. Because my major is broad enough, it allows me to grow into new things since I know the foundations for both administration and technology. After gradauting, I decided during my break I would resume my original plan so in three or four years I will be getting my masters in healthcare administration.


3. I know you recently got a job, can you tell me a little more about that experience? 

Well I am very ecstatic about my current job! During my break I was applying to entry-level positions in which I can slowly move up to become a business administrator or assistant manager. I was never actively applying so I was not stressing much about finding a job right away. But one day I came across an executive assistant position. I thought that it would be a miracle if I could get a position like this right after college. Since in my mind I always thought I would need to have some experience before being a good candidate for it such as an administrative assistant position. Long story short he loved my personality and the fact that I would bring innovative ideas to this company. I just finished training and I officially begin this Monday. 


Fun Question: 

1. Would you rather see the world in numbers or words?

I would rather see the world in words because numbers can't explain the in-between things a human being needs to know. 


2. If you could see an event past present or future what would it be?

 I would like to see the time another person did something for me and I was too busy to noticed it. 


3. What would the name of your autobiography be?

It would probably be something like "Step by Step" because I like to take everything step by step and if its meant to be then its meant to be. I feel there is no need to force something when at times we aren't even prepared for it.