Haoran Zhang

2017 Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting Recipient

Biography: Haoran Zhang is a senior student at UCLA with a major in Business Economics and minor in Accounting. As a transfer student from Santa Monica College, she believes that university education further enhances her capability and lead she toward the right direction in the field of business and economics. She takes active part in volunteer work in organizations such as the Alpha Gamma Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa during the weekends. In Haoran’s spare time, she enjoys reading, biking and traveling. She also has a strong passion to translate beautiful English articles and poems into Chinese.

Future Plans: After graduation, Haoran intends to pursue a career in an accounting firm and takes the CPA exam. In the next few year, she hopes to seek a position for account manager. And if needed, she will apply to graduate school to improve her professional skills and pursue her interests in more depth.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: I am honored to be one of the recipients of the Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship means a lot to me and my family who have supported me from the beginning. This award also relieves my financial stress. As proof of my efforts, this scholarship empowers me to approach my education with more confidence. Thanks again and I promise to do my best to make my educational dream come true.