Qi Yan

2015 Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting Recipient

Biography: Qi Yan is a third-year student from China who is pursuing the Business Economics major along with Accounting and Statistics minors. After attending junior college in Singapore, she made the decision to study economics in the United States, motivated by a decision to pursue a business career. She has actively participated in and holds leadership positions in campus organizations such as iVolunteer, which organizes different domestic and international volunteer activities. She has also interned at Partnership UCLA and Twin Hills Capital Management, where she was able to learn and utilize her knowledge in an actual work environment. In her free time, Qi enjoys traveling, cooking and music.

Future Plans: Following her desire to pursue a higher degree in finance, Qi will be enrolling in a graduate business school to acquire a master’s degree or Ph.D. In the long run, she hopes to become a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), using technical financial knowledge to provide business solutions to clients. Eventually, it is also her dream to travel around the world and open a corner café.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am incredibly honored to receive this scholarship. The award will help to relieve much of my financial burden of rising tuition costs, especially for an international student like myself, and to allow me to pursue my educational and career goals with greater freedom and flexibility. The recognition and support given by the scholarship donors have motivated me to continue working towards my goals with determination and never forget the importance of giving back to the community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship donors for their generosity and dedication in supporting students.