Biography: Yohann Byun is a 4th-year Economics major and Accounting minor student at UCLA. He’s passionate about pursuing a career in accounting/finance as he accrued experience both in finance and accounting through internships at Citi and EY. Through the internship experience, he found interest in public accounting and financial statement analysis which he seeks to continue his career in. Academically, he will be part of the Fed Challenge and represent the UCLA team as one of the presenters in the upcoming Fall. He also works as a student staff at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and aids various MBA programs under the Strategic Research Program.
Future Plans: After interning at EY during the summer of 2023, Yohann is seeking to work full-time at EY upon graduation. He’s currently on track to be eligible for the CPA exams by graduation, and in the long run, he wants to work more with M&A advisory work and explore the buy side of the finance world.
What this scholarship means to me? I am truly grateful to be the recipient of the Professor Harry Simons Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship for the Study of Accounting, and this scholarship inspires me to continue working towards graduation and finish my last academic year at UCLA strong. Moreover, my goal to build a professional career in accounting/finance is more achievable with the financial support provided by this scholarship. I thank the donors and the department for awarding this scholarship.