Yan

Yan

I was born in Hong Kong and came to the United States at a young age. Growing up in big cities helped develop my interest in the business field. As a young adult, I became interested in the role of an accountant and the dependency businesses have on financial statements to reflect their profit or loss. Accountants not only prepare financial statements, they have vast opportunities in other areas such as tax accounting and auditing. It is because of these reasons that I decided to major in Accounting at Baruch College, where I am now a sophomore.

During my freshman year of college, I took business-related introductory courses in economics and business law that opened my eyes to the importance of learning different professional and interpersonal skills. I took every opportunity to gain experience in an effort to hone my skills.

I volunteered in the New York Aquarium as a docent where I interacted with visitors of all ages. I was responsible for providing exhibit information and answering questions. I also volunteered in my high school’s college office as a peer counselor for college admissions. Furthermore, I was an interpreter at my high school’s ESL testing office.

Through the New York Fellows Program, I am constantly learning and developing new skills. This program has provided me with the opportunity to expand my network as well as a Mentor Coach who can provide guidance. I am excited to bond with the other Fellows who are also sharing this wonderful journey with me.

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