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Olivia Jin

Meet Olivia Jin, a dynamic student at Irvine Valley College (IVC) with a clear vision for her future in business and entrepreneurship. Olivia is pursuing a major in business administration with a concentration in strategy consulting, driven by her passion to empower small businesses in the competitive marketplace through strategic business development and marketing.

A graduate of Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, Olivia has set her sights on attending UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where she aims to further hone her skills and knowledge in business management.

With aspirations to become a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Olivia has already made significant strides in her journey. As a semi-finalist in the mixed media category for Orange County Artists of the Year in 2022, Olivia's artistic talent has been recognized and published in prestigious magazines such as Ear Magazine and UReCa Literature Magazine.

Despite facing challenges, such as initially struggling to secure an internship during her first year at IVC, Olivia's perseverance and resilience led her to success. Through her persistence, she secured an internship at Del Taco, an experience that inspired her to advocate for equal job opportunities for community college students. Olivia's proactive approach and leadership skills led her to collaborate with student government leaders to propose the first internship project for IVC students, bridging the gap between academia and industry.

Olivia's transformative experience at IVC has prepared her extensively for her future endeavors. From enrolling in enriching honors classes to taking on various leadership roles, Olivia has gained invaluable knowledge, skills, and networks that have bolstered her confidence to pursue her passions and contribute meaningfully to any community she joins. With her drive, ambition, and dedication, Olivia is poised to make a significant impact in the world of business and beyond.

She says, “My experience at IVC prepared me tremendously for my future career! I love the enriching honors classes on macroeconomics and managerial accounting. It allowed me to apply classroom knowledge to tangible real-life projects by analyzing companies' financial issues.”