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.

-  THE ASCEND UC DAVIS CHAPTER BOARD  -

Executive Board

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Christy Ou, Executive Vice President (Internal)

Major(s): Economics *

Class: 2021 *

Cathy Zhao

Yu (Cathy) Zhao, President 

Major(s): Managerial Economics

Class: 2022

Cathy is a third-year Managerial Economics student who is passionate about brand and growth. She joined Ascend UCD in her freshman year, starting as a committee member of the Career Development Committee and growing up to President. Cathy has developed a great interest in digital and social media marketing and planned to pursue a career in the marketing field. Other than campus involvement, she also loves Kpop, cooking, and yoga. Her favorite celebrity is Jackson Yee. 

John Christian Anderson M. Aguas, Executive Vice President (External)

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.

Committee Vice Presidents

Rosaamelia Cordova, Vice President of Information Technology

Major(s): International Relations & Design

Class: 2022

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Andy Yu, Vice President of Professional Development

Major(s): Nursing & Managerial Economics

Minor(s): Accounting

Class: *

Andy Yu is currently pursuing his CPA license and completing his community college requirements for nursing. His favorite hobbies include streaming on Twitch, making YouTube videos, playing the guitar, and hanging out with friends. Andy's current end goal is to become a CEO for a video game company.

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Andy Hu, Vice President of Career Development

Major(s): Applied Mathematics

Class: 2022

Andy has had extensive industry exposure in venture capital, private equity, asset management, and investment management over the last couple of years. He is an incoming 2021 sales & trading summer analyst at Citigroup San Francisco office.

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Rebecca Tran, Vice President of Marketing

Major(s): Managerial Economic

Minor(s): Technology Management

Class: 2022 *

Becca is a third year at UC Davis, and she is currently the VP of Marketing for Summer and Fall quarter! Her passions lie in understanding more about human interactions in the workforce and creating strategies where people are enabled to work at their maximum. Lastly, she is excited to work with Ascend this year!

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Yi Fu, Vice President of Student Affairs

Major(s): Statistics

Class: 2022

Yi is a third-year student majoring in Statistics data science track. She is passionate about leadership development and team build-up and interested in the field of operation research analytics. Outside of school, Yi loves traveling, trying new restaurants, and playing with her cat.

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Su-Ting Tan, Secretary & Treasurer

Major(s): Managerial Economics & Statistics

Class: 2023

Su-Ting is a second year at UC Davis double majoring in Managerial Economics and Statistics. She is currently the Secretary and Treasurer for Summer and Fall Quarter. She is interested in the intersection of technology and business, and hopes to work in the fields of finance, data science and product management following graduation. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, bullet journaling, traveling and exploring new places to eat!

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.

President - Parvin Sheung

Parvin Sheung, Advisor

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, Advisor

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!

Alumni

VP of Career Development - Jingxuan (Stella) Ma

Jingxuan (Stella) Ma, Former 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.

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

Li (Alex) Li,  Former 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.

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Yolanda Feng, Former 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. 

VP of Marketing - Songhua (VIna) Liu

Songhua (Vina) Liu, Former 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

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.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

1. Go to www.ascendleadership.org and click Join Today

2. Select Full Time Undergraduate Student 

3. Create a username and select Student at University of California, Davis 

4. Accept this Membership and Continue 

5. Fill out the Following Account Information 

6. Accept the Terms of Use and Submit 

7. Fill out the billing/payment section 

8. Please send the receipt to AscendUCD@gmail.com 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Get access to outstanding opportunities and resources including:

TEAMWORK & LEADERSHIP

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RISING IN RANK

Invaluable teamwork and leadership experience working alongside fellow committee members

Professional development through one-on-one resume building and professional networking

The chance to rise to an Ascend officer position

TEAMWORK & LEADERSHIP

Invaluable teamwork and leadership experience working alongside fellow committee members

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional development through one-on-one resume building and professional networking

RISING IN RANK

The chance to rise to an Ascend officer position

NOTE:

All committee member applicants must first acquire general membership. Please see the General Membership page for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a committee member, you must attend at least 3 weekly events, 2 socials, and meetings with your respective VPs. In addition, each committee has individual responsibilities outlined below:

  • To keep members up to date on new developments in different career industry
  • Committed to providing career guidance and development to members
  • Encourage members to connect with professionals in different industry through networking events
  • Develop communication skills through talking and coordinating with guest speakers
  • Increase networking awareness through attending and holding various networking events
  • Create a unique connection network for Ascend UC Davis by reaching out professionals in different industries
  • Promote Ascend UC Davis as a premier leadership organization within the Davis community and in the business field in order to recruit more members and increase participation
  • Utilize social media such as Facebook and Instagram as a resource to reach a wide range of audience in order to spread awareness of Ascend UC Davis
  • Cultivate the Ascend UC Davis brand as a professional organization with the goal of developing the image of leadership and networking in the business field
  • Organizing fun social events to enhance members’ networking skills and maintain the friendly environment of our Ascend community
  • Promote positive and close relations between Ascend UCD and other clubs through effective lines of communication and joint social events
  • Help our members to develop leadership and networking skills by assisting them to organize social events
  • Be responsible for updating the website with relevant information
  • Design the website pages for upcoming events
  • Take part in planning marketing strategies alongside the marketing team in order to promote more students to get involved with Ascend

Interested in Joining Us?

Click the link below to access the committee membership application.

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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