2014 Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Dingxin Chen is a fourth-year student pursuing a major in Business Economics and minors in both Accounting and Film. During his time at UCLA, he has developed great interest in the finance industry and has done various part-time jobs and internships at Anderson School of Management, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Deloitte, where he will be returning for full-time. In spring of 2014, he also became one of the Co-Directors of the Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference and successfully helped hold the grand event at Anderson School. Besides the world of business, Dingxin is also an actor who has starred in a number of influential theatre productions on campus. His most recent role is the director of the 2015 CSA Heritage Night which will be shown in Schoenberg Hall is April. In his spare time, Dingxin enjoys writing Chinese Calligraphy, playing Guzheng, drawing and writing traditional Chinese poems.
Future Plans: After graduation, Dingxin will be joining Deloitte & Touche as an Auditor in Orange County and obtain his CPA license. While working, he also plans to take the GMAT exam and apply for an MBA program at a top-notch Business School to enrich his knowledge and broaden his mindset.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am extremely grateful and honored to receive the Robert D. & Margaret A. Wark Memorial Scholarship Award. This award has not only alleviated my financial burden, but it is also a wonderful recognition of my past endeavors. Hence I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Wark family for making this possible and I really wish they would know how much their generosity has helped me and my family. The financial assistance will definitely allow me to concentrate more of my time on school works and also encourage me to dream bigger.