Jiahe Wang

2019 Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Jiahe Wang is a third-year student at UCLA. Born in China, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue undergraduate studies. He was admitted to the pre-business economics major as a freshman. However, after taking accounting classes, he developed an interest in accounting and decided to minor in accounting as well. In his second year, in order to build his quantitative analyzing skills, he also started to major in financial actuarial mathematics. Jiahe actively participates in school activities. He has studied at The University of Hong Kong for a semester through the UCEAP program. He is also in the pledging process of Beta Alpha Psi Membership. Jiahe truly enjoys his time here at UCLA.

Future plans: Jiahe would like to turn his academic knowledge into practical experiences. He is actively seeking part-time internships as well as full-time internship positions for the summer. After graduation, he plans to take the CPA Exam and be a part of the accounting business, although he is also open to any opportunities in the financial industry. He also plans to pursue a Master’s degree after several years of work.

What does the scholarship mean to me: I am honored to receive the Ralph & Shirley Shapiro Scholarship. This award acknowledges my academic performance and encourages me to advance it to a higher level. The funds will greatly help me with my academic and living expenses. Again, I would like to sincerely appreciate the generosity of The Shapiro Family.