Qingling Sniderhan

2005 Jeffrey W. Baus ’59 Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Qingling came from China to the U.S. four years ago. After attending two years of junior college- Cerro-Coso Community College and Antelope Valley College, she transferred to UCLA in the fall 2004. She is currently a fourth year Business Economics major with a minor in Accounting and expecting to graduate in June, 2006.

Future Plans: Being a CPA and pursuing a career in accounting business is one of Qingling’s ideal goals. To fulfill this goal, she plans to pass the CPA exam upon graduation. At the same time, she is planning to start her accounting career at a public accounting firm.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: To prepare for a career in accounting, I am currently taking a minor in accounting and soaking in accounting knowledge like a sponge. However, in the past quarters, while taking a full load of school work, I also had to take part-time jobs to help pay for school, which imposed a negative effect on my study. Now, with the scholarship money, I am able to quit my part time jobs and focus more on study. I also intend to use part of the scholarship money in the CPA exam preparations, such as study materials and the CPA review courses expenses. For me, the scholarship means I can focus more on acquiring accounting knowledge and better prepare myself for a career in the accounting business.