2005 The Gumbiner Savett Inc. Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Matt is a fourth year student, majoring in Business Economics and Political Science with a minor in Accounting. Over the past three years, Matt has been active in the Office of Residential Life, serving as a Resident Assistant in Canyon Point for the past two years. Furthermore, Matt has helped run Beta Alpha Psi as the Vice President of Compliance for the past two years, and is the Offsite Coordinator for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Matt is also a member of the Student Accounting Society and the Regents’ Scholars Society, and was formerly a Tutor Supervisor at Athletic Tutorials. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and billiards, as well as reading about current events and investing.
Future Plans: This past summer, Matt worked as a Tax Intern in Deloitte and Touche’s Orange County office. He will be working at Deloitte after graduation in Lead Tax Services, and also plans on earning a Masters in Business Taxation to further his future career in tax. In addition, Matt plans on sitting for the CPA exam this summer, and would like to earn a Certified Financial Planner license. In the distant future, Matt would like to pursue a law or business degree or both in order to diversify his experiences in the ever changing, exciting world of business.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am truly grateful and honored to receive the Gumbiner, Savett Scholarship, both as means to pay for my educational and living expenses and as recognition of my collegiate achievements. This scholarship is helping me to reach my goal of paying my way through college, while allowing me to spend more time focusing on my studies. Moreover, I deeply appreciate the recognition of Gumbiner Savett Inc. as a leading, local accounting firm with strong roots in the UCLA community. The Gumbiner, Savett Scholarship represents to me the generosity of the UCLA alumni, and inspires me to give back likewise.