2018 Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting Scholarship Recipient
Biography: Zoe (Yimeng) Ye is a junior finishing her major in Business Economics and minor in Accounting in Spring 2019. Born in China and immigrated to Canada, she found her transition to new environments not only helped her gain new perspectives of the world around her, but also challenged her in a multitude of dimensions. Due to this, her decision to pursue higher education at UCLA follows her goal to constantly challenge and better herself. As someone with no prior exposure to economics or accounting, she started from scratch and very much enjoyed the learning process. Zoe has also been a competitive karate athlete and the Culture and Education Representative for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games; she enjoys visiting art museums and traveling.
Future plans: Zoe will finish her undergraduate degree in June 2019, a year earlier than her degree expected term. She will be interning at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the core assurance practice, after which she is likely to become a full time public accountant. She hopes to work with clients in the Telecom, Entertainment and Technology sector to expand her expertise in these industries; in the meantime, she will work towards getting her CPA license within a year.
What does the scholarship mean to me?: I cannot express enough of my gratitude for the donors of the Professor Harry Simons Endowed Scholarship for their kindness and generosity that both encourage and support me towards pursuing a career in business. It is a great honor to be a recipient of this award and I will definitely work even harder to prove myself worthy of this recognition. This award showed me the importance of giving and inspires me to extend the circle of giving through my own domains.