UH Bauer Student Selected for National PwC Leadership Summer Camp
Accounting junior Evan Leung plans to spend his summer fueling his leadership skills with 200 other student leaders from around the country, courtesy of one of the nation’s Big Four accounting firms.
In July, he will be the University of Houston Bauer College of Business representative at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Leadership Adventure, a two-day program where students learn how to put leadership into practice.
The program is designed to complement what students learn in the classroom and to help them prepare for starting a career in accounting. “This event will help me understand the field of accounting by expanding on what I’ve learned in college courses,” Leung said. “It will provide hands-on experience working with motivated students and experienced representatives of PwC, in order to develop my leadership and teamwork abilities and achieve a better understanding of the accounting field.”
The event will be held in Chicago in late July. Participants will have the opportunity to challenge themselves in a community service event, workshops and other activities that are designed to build their capacity and proficiency as leaders.
Leung said he hopes to gain a better understanding of PwC as a company as well as learn more about the field of public accounting. The program will also give him a chance to strengthen his skills as both a leader and a team player, as he works with his peers from across the country, he added.
“To be selected is to know that all the work I have put into these last two years of college has led to something good,” Leung said. “It is a result of taking the extra step to do more than what is required of me, whether it’s attending a Tax Career seminar, taking a few summer classes so I can take a on a minor, or spending an extra hour to study for a test even though I know I’m prepared.”
When he returns to UH Bauer in the fall, Leung plans to put his leadership skills into practice with the Accounting Society and Delta Sigma Pi. His long-term goals include getting a master’s degree and a CPA, and he hopes to begin a career in accounting with one of the Big Four accounting firms or a leading Fortune 500 company.
“For myself, and for the many other individuals who worked hard for this opportunity and were selected, the experience will serve as the first step into the field of public accounting and possibly a career with PwC,” Leung said.
By Hannah Eastham