Manav Manivannan

Peer Academic Advisor
Paul Merage School of Business
Business Administration

Irvine, CA


  • Merage Undergraduate Student Association
  • Manifest
  • Alpha Kappa Psi

Personal Biography

Why do you love UCI?
The main reason that I love UCI is because of the supportive communities that you can find literally anywhere on campus. Everyone is literally willing to help you out with accomplishing your goals and won’t judge you whatsoever. UCI has given me the opportunity to meet amazing individuals and mentors that have helped shape me into the person I am today, and I am forever grateful for those memories and experiences.

How can you be a successful Anteater?
Find what you truly want to do and you will definitely receive all the support that you want. I think it’s really easy to get caught up in academics and limit the experiences you have. That’s why I recommend getting involved as quickly as possible because in my opinion the people and communities you surround yourself with will make your college journey memorable. If you can’t find a club that you are interested in then start it yourself! There’s no other opportunity like college to try out new things!

What is one fun fact about yourself?
I’ve been to over half the states in the US and I hope to visit the rest of them one day.