2010 The Gumbiner Savett Inc. Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Eva Mak is a third year Business-Economics major, with a double minor in Accounting and Public Health. Originally from San Jose, California, Eva had the opportunity to intern this past summer in the Tax/Industry Services Group for PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Jose. In summer 2009, she studied abroad at King’s College, Cambridge, in England. She took courses in economics, history, and philosophy. Eva also had the opportunity to join the UCLA Travel Study program in Shanghai. She was able to learn more about business and development in China in 2008. While at UCLA, she has been involved as the Finance Director for Bruin Consulting, the Marketing Director for Net Impact Undergrad, a teaching assistant for Prof. Boss’ Mgmt 108 course on Business Law, a discussion leader for Education 92F, as well as an active member of the Alumni Scholars Club. In her free time, Eva enjoys reading, swimming, and watching the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Future Plans: Currently, Eva is focused on broadening her horizons by looking into other internship or job opportunities in accounting, finance, or consulting. She hopes to obtain her B.A. in Business- Economics within the next year. One of her aspirations is to eventually attend law school. She will be preparing for the LSAT this year and work on enhancing her UCLA experiences to prepare her for any graduate opportunities.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I feel absolutely honored to have received this year’s Gumbiner, Savett, Inc. Scholarship. This award has truly helped me in numerous ways. It takes off the burden of the student loan I would have had to obtain in order to continue my education at UCLA. With this award, I am able to shift my focus from financial worries to more academic and professional endeavors.