SPRING 2020 OFFICIAL UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be having recruitment this quarter. However, we will be hosting 3 professional workshops through Zoom. These webinars are open to ALL majors and ALL UC Davis students. Please mark your calendars and keep updated on our Facebook page/website for the Zoom meeting links:

    1. 4/29/2020 | 7:10-8pm | Guest Speaker - Carla Ng (Wiley): Networking and CPA 101
    2. 5/6/2020 | 7:10-8pm | Guest Speaker - JJ Lara (Oracle) & Jimmy Hua (Salesforce): Project and Program Management  
    3. 5/20/2020 | 7:10-8pm | Guest Speaker - Ismail Azam: LinkedIn and Networking 101

 

For our returning members, we will also have additional webinars/online events that are open to Ascend members only. Please check your UCD emails for more information.

Good luck for the rest of the Spring quarter and please stay safe!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Connect

Ascend UC Davis offers many opportunities to make connections and become friends with students who are interested in the business and finance field. Ascend has a large network of professionals and industry leaders. You will get the opportunity to connect with these professionals through Ascend’s guest speaker events, company visits, socials, and networking mixers.

Inspire

Ascend will provide you the tools in order to succeed in the business world so you can inspire a new generation of Ascend members. We will help you build up your leadership and networking skills, establish your personal brand, and achieve new professional heights.

Ascend

Our student chapter brings a unique platform for career development and can help you build a network of friends and mentors. We will focus on fostering your professionalism and leadership skills so you are able to ascend as a potential leader in the future.

PILLARS OF ASCEND

PROFESSIONALISM

Workshops

Ascend UC Davis holds workshops to help students succeed in the professional world, with resume workshops to help make sure our members' resumes are ready to send off to potential employers, and excel workshops to help teach basic skills that are expected at any workplace.

National Events

Ascend UC Davis connects students to our national chapter's resources, giving them a competitive edge in developing and expanding their network. Ascend's annual National Convention includes a career fair where students can talk to top companies such as the Big Four accounting firms and Goldman Sachs to find career opportunities in fields they are interested in.

Committees

Ascend UC Davis consists of five committees that members can join - Career Development, Marketing, IT, Professional Development and Student Affairs. In each of these committees, members will have different tasks and projects that they can undertake depending on their area of interest. This will provide them the opportunity to develop their leadership abilities through hosting and planning events.

LEADERSHIP

PROFESSIONALISM

Workshops

Ascend UC Davis holds workshops to help students succeed in the professional world, with resume workshps to help make sure our members' resumes are ready to send off to potential employers, and excel workshops to help teach basic skills that are expected at any workplace.

National Events

Ascend UC Davis connects students to our national chapter's resources, giving them a competitive edge in developing and expanding their network. Ascend's annual National Convention includes a career fair where students can talk to top companies such as the Big Four accounting firms and Goldman Sachs to find career opportunities in fields they are interested in.

LEADERSHIP

Committees

Ascend UC Davis consists of four committees that members can join - Career Development, Marketing, Finance, and Student Affairs. In each of these committees, members will have different tasks and projects that they can undertake depending on their area of interest. This will provide them the opportunity to develop their leadership abilities through hosting and planning events.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

-  THE ASCEND UC DAVIS CHAPTER BOARD  -

Executive Board

President - Parvin Sheung

Parvin Sheung, President

Major(s): Managerial Economics & Communications

Class: 2021

As an 88% extrovert, Parvin has a passion for leadership development and empowerment through inspiring and story-telling with one another. She is interested in the fields of management consulting and project management as she thrives when working in a team. Outside of school, she enjoys finding the best restaurants in each city, writing, and driving around to explore.

Executive VP (Internal) - Karin Wang

Karin Wang, Executive Vice President (Internal)

Major(s): Managerial Economics

Class: 2020

Karin is a passionate, friendly person. She loves talking to people and making new friends. She is also a cat lover!

Executive VP (External) - Yu (Cathy) Zhao

Yu (Cathy) Zhao, Executive Vice President (External)

Major(s): Managerial Economics & Applied Statistics

Class: 2022

Cathy has developed a great interest in finance and planned to pursue a career in the finance field. Other than campus involvement, she is also interested in We Media and Kpop.

Committee Vice Presidents

headshot of the VP of IT - Yolanda Feng

Yolanda Feng, Vice President of IT

Major(s): Cognitive Science (Computational) & Statistics

Class: 2022

Yolanda is a highly motivated and curious UC Davis student double majoring in Cognitive Science (Computation) and Statistics. She is intrigued by the intersection of human behavior, technology, and design. Her hobbies include hand lettering, photography, listening to music, being a huge foodie, exploring the world, and finding new adventures. Yolanda's passion in designing for social good led to her interest in pursuing a career in the fields of data science and product development. 

Co-VP of Professional Development - Li (Alex) Li

Li (Alex) Li, Co-Vice President of Professional Development

Major(s): Managerial Economics

Minor(s): Statistics

Class: 2020

Alex is interested in venture capital and he is currently working as a research fellow for the Impact Venture Capital. His past experience in a hedge fund equipped him with deep understandings of the financial industry.

Co-VP of Professional Development - John Christian Aguas

John Christian Anderson Montero Aguas, Co-Vice President of Professional Development

Major(s): Managerial Economics

Minor(s): Accounting

Class: 2021

As an aspiring entrepreneur, Anderson continuously explores the field of business. He has held management roles in the fast food and retail industry. Through his educational journey, Anderson gained an interest in accounting, banking, consulting, and project management. Outside of school, Anderson plays intramural sports and produces music.

VP of Career Development - Jingxuan (Stella) Ma

Jingxuan (Stella) Ma, Vice President of Career Development

Major(s): Economics

Class: 2021

Stella wants to pursue management consulting after graduation. She is passionate about fashion and traveling. She believes in: powerful inside and beautiful outside.

VP of Marketing - Songhua (VIna) Liu

Songhua (Vina) Liu, Vice President of Marketing

Major(s): Economics

Class: 2020

Vina plans to pursue a career in Finance or Marketing. She is a kind person who likes art.

VP of Student Affairs - Yongshan (Christy) Ou

Christy Ou, Vice President of Student Affairs

Major(s): Economics

Class: 2021

Christy is a third-year Economics student who continues to improve professional skills and maintain a comfortable environment for the team. She experienced and created multiple leadership programs and volunteer events. Except for focusing on serving the community and developing personal skills, she became an intern in a bank last summer to exploit her major and take a step on a future career.

Advisors

Advisor - Qinglin (Lynn) Huang

Qinglin (Lynn) Huang, Advisor

Major(s): Managerial Economics

Minor: Computer Science

Class: 2020

Qinglin joint Ascend UCD in her Freshman year, starting as a General Member of Student Affair and growing up to the Executive Vice President. To explore her future career paths, Qinglin took internships in banking, venture investment, and accounting. This summer, she went to Hong Kong and interned in EY. Qinglin loves playing golf, and she is also in charge of the Financial Officer of Aggie Golf Club.

Become a

GENERAL MEMBER

Get access to great leadership and professional development opportunities, be a part of a nationwide pan-asian network, and get access to exclusive events and benefits

Want to be more involved?

Join a COMMITTEE

Interested in becoming part of the Ascend team? We look for innovative self-starters who can contribute to our organization with their skills and ability.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Ascend Leadership?

Ascend Leadership is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. It has grown to offer robust professional development and career enhancement programs, while also enabling young professionals and emerging leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve new professional heights.

Do I need to be a Managerial Economics/Economics major to join?

No and we welcome all majors. We have majors in Communications, Statistics, Computer Science, Film, and many others.

What are some benefits?

Members of Ascend UCD can attend business networking events, meet students from different chapters of Ascend, professional development, and much more.

Is attending all meetings and events required?

If you are a general member, there are no requirements! You can come network and attend any open events whenever you have time.

Do I need to be Pan-Asian to join?

No, all races and ethnicities are welcome!

What is the time commitment?

There is no time commitment for general members. Most general members come once a week.

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