OFFICERS OF 2018-2019


Carol Lai

Carol Lai

Carol Lai

President

Major: Business Administration | Emphasis: Accounting

Graduation Date: June 2019

Other Involvements: Lambda Phi Nu, Accounting Association Leadership Development Program Mentor

Hobbies: Hiking, going to the beach, photography, visiting museums and cafes

Most important thing you've learned in college so far: "The most important thing I learned in college is time management. Everyone only has 24 hours in 1 day so prioritizing and time management is necessary in order to do everything I want to do."

Why BAP: "When I first became a member of AA, everyone on both BAP and AA board took the time to reach out to me and help me prepare for recruitment. I decided to join BAP and apply for board because I wanted to give back to the accounting community and provide the support and guidance that I had received from previous boards as well as knowledge I gained from my own experiences."

 
Philip Au

Philip Au

Philip Au

Vice President

Major: Business Administration | Emphasis: Accounting

Graduation Date: June 2019

Other Involvements: Lambda Phi Nu, Crossroads Campus Ministry

Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, League of Legends, skiing, and Korean dramas

Most important thing you've learned in college so far: "Don’t be afraid to reach out for help and ask questions! It’s okay to not know the answers to everything. It’s okay to be confused about what to do. It’s all part of the learning process and we’ve all been there before. I know at times it can be difficult to ask questions because we all want to portray ourselves as intelligent and bright people. But, you learn so much more when you open up, ask questions, and seek help. Whether you’re in the Paul Merage School of Business, School of Social Sciences, or etc., there are so many resources, including faculty, professionals, professors, or even your peers, that you can utilize to assist you with any questions you might have. We are here to learn, so never hesitate to reach out for help and ask questions!"

Why BAP: "Joining Beta Alpha Psi and being a part of the team has definitely been a rewarding experience in terms of exciting opportunities, great people, and long-lasting relationships between other board members, students, and firms."

 
Thuy Le

Thuy Le

Thuy Le

Secretary

Major: Business Administration | Emphasis: Accounting

Graduation Date: June 2019

Other Involvements: Accounting Association Leadership Development Program Mentor

Hobbies: Photography, watercoloring, and trying new foods

Most important thing you've learned in college so far: "Time management is key."

Why BAP: “I hope to develop strong relationships with students in the same field and share my recruiting tips and tricks to help them reach their career goals."

 
Tri Do

Tri Do

Tri Do

Treasurer

Major: Business Economics | Minor(s): Education & Accounting

Graduation Date: June 2020

Other Involvements: Lambda Phi Nu, Student Alumni Association, Anteater Quidditch. Accounting Association Leadership Development Program Mentor, Private Equity Intern

Hobbies: Quidditch, food, hiking on long paths, traveling, tennis, dance, and Disney

Most important thing you've learned in college so far: "Always keep an open mind, and don’t say no to new opportunities to grow. The best experiences in my college experience has always been doing things that I was uncomfortable with or was scared to do. Whether it was because I initially thought it was too hard, too weird, or too uncomfortable, I always gained the most experience and met the greatest people by keeping an open mind."

Why BAP: "I wanted to give back to a community that has given so much to me. As cheesy as it sounds, the accounting community has changed my life for the better, and I want to give back."

 
Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

Director of Marketing

Major: Business Administration | Emphasis: Accounting

Graduation Date: June 2019

Other Involvements: Brand Representative at Abercrombie & Fitch, Asian American Christian Fellowship, Accounting Association Leadership Development Program Mentor

Hobbies: Dance, grabbing boba with friends, and baking

Most important thing you've learned in college so far: "Push yourself outside of your comfort zone to meet new people and make the most of your time at college. Time management is always important to maintain busy schedules and still make time for friends."

Why BAP: "After being a mentee in the Accounting Association's Leadership Development Program this past year, I wanted to give back to the accounting community and invest in others the way my mentor invested her time in me. I wanted to help others achieve their goals by sharing my experiences so far."