Career Management Center Leadership Council
The Career Management Center (CMC) Leadership Council is comprised of students who demonstrate professionalism along with academic and leadership excellence. The program provides an opportunity for students within the Jindal School of Management to enhance their professional development and to gain exclusive access to campus recruiting events. Students assist the CMC with administrative responsibilities, coordinating events, workshops, career coaching programs, and/or developing marketing and online materials. The Leadership Council is comprised of students who demonstrate professionalism, academic and leadership excellence.
Meet the 2012-2013 CMC Leadership Council
|Jacqueline Luo, MS in Accounting
Hi everyone! My name is Jacqueline Luo. I am a second-year graduate student in accounting. I come from Urumqi, Xinjiang, China and my career goal is to become a public accountant. Many of you may know me from Ascend, ALA (Accounting Leadership Association), and the Career Management Center. While the first two organizations taught me more about public accounting and developed my network, the Career Management Center has helped me gain a clearer perspective of my career path and sharpen my skills in networking and communication. As a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have had the privilege of working with the CMC directors and learning first-hand information about events, school resources, and job postings.
|Pooria Kamran Rashani, Full-Time MBA Cohort
Hi everyone, I am Pooria Kamran Rashani, first Year MBA-Cohort student. My American journey, which started with faith, courage and many challenges, is going to be a legendary one. I came to UTD with my Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from India, as well as almost 5 years of professional experience with Nokia Siemens Networks. Apart from all the priceless knowledge that I am learning from the MBA program, I am acquiring valuable professional skills and leadership characteristics from the CMC Leadership Council. I appreciate this opportunity to add value to my past experiences and future professional life. Hopefully as a byproduct of all these mentioned elements, I can be the best version of myself and add to the society that I am going to live in.
|Sijun Zhou, MS in Supply Chain Management
Ni hao (Hello)! My name is Sijun Zhou, a member of Career Management Center Leadership Council, majoring in MS Supply Chain Management. My career goal is to become a manager in the Supply Chain industry. Being a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have the unique chance to work with Jenna, Neil and other CMC staff members. By answering questions from students and arranging career events, I get to experience office culture firsthand. The CMC Leadership Council is one of the most exciting opportunities I’ve had at UTD. The Council has helped me expand my network and improve my interpersonal skills. Most importantly, I am always aware of new job postings and career opportunities.
|Chloe Lin, MS in Finance
Hi, I’m Chloe Lin from Taiwan. I’m a senior graduate student majoring in Finance with a focus in corporate finance. I also serve as the Advertising Officer for the Taiwanese Student Association and as an intern for the Financial Leadership Association. Getting involved in school organizations improves my communication skills and offers me opportunities to interact with different people. As a council member in Career Management Center, I assist the CMC in promoting career events and organizing workshops.
|Trisha Alexander, BS in Management Information Systems
Hello everyone! My name is Trisha Alexander and I am a third-year undergraduate student. My major is Management Information Systems with a focus in enterprise systems and information security and assurance. I was born in Dallas, Texas but raised in McKinney, Texas. My future career goal is to be a CIO of a major corporation. In addition to volunteering as a Leadership Council member, I work part-time in the Career Management Center as the receptionist. I am also a member of Golden Key Club, Future CIOs of UT Dallas, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, and the Chinese Student Association. The CMC Leadership Council has not only allowed me to fine-tune my networking skills, but has also helped me to learn more about possible career paths.
|Rick Zhu, MS in Information Technology Management
Hi, I am Feng Zhu, from P.R. China. People here call me Rick. I am currently seeking a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management. In addition to the CMC Leadership Council, I am involved in Enactus (originally SIFE) and CAN (Chinese Alumni Network). The Leadership Council is a new program for the Career Management Center and it is growing fast. Through the activities of this program, I have learned more about the CMC and have had the opportunity to serve students. I enjoy volunteering in the CMC and have made friends at various events and activities.
|Yaoping Zou, MS in Finance
Hello everyone! I am Yaoping Zou, from JiangXi Province, China. As a finance graduate expecting my degree in May of 2013, I am an experienced team player with the ability to motivate others. I believe my excellence in valuation, data analysis and communication skills are a perfect match with my short term career goal in the valuation services industry. I am an active member in the Financial Leadership Association and Students in Free Enterprise. These organizations have exposed me to various networking opportunities and professional development training opportunities. As a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I work directly with students and employers, answering inquiries at the front desk, and planning workshops. The CMC is an amazing platform for sharpening professional and communication skills.
|Eudora Zuo, MS in Finance
Hi folks, I am Eudora Zuo, a MS Finance student. Escaping from one of the three furnaces in China, Chongqing, I flew half way around the world to Dallas, the furnace of the U.S. The hot weather did not affect my new life, but instead helped me to fall in love with Dallas quickly. The experiences I’ve had at UTD are wonderful treasures in my life. I enjoy helping others, so I volunteer as much as I can. To serve the community, I work with the Office of Student Volunteerism, Habitat for Humanity International, NETWORK Ministries and JA of Dallas. In addition to volunteering, I also like traveling and making new friends. During my first year at UTD, I visited 13 states in the US and met a ton of new people. The CMC Leadership Council provides me with the opportunity to help other students and to meet new friends as well. It is really a great program for students and I am glad to be a part of it.
|Chao Sun, MS in Information Technology Management
Hello! My name is Chao Sun and I’m from Hunan, China. I enjoy swimming, golfing, traveling, attending concerts, food tasting, volunteering, and entrepreneurship. I lived in Boston for 3 years, earned a Master’s degree in Leadership, and cofounded an employment agency company in 2011. It was then that I realized the necessity of pursuing a more specialized degree, so I chose ITM at UTD. I definitely made the right decision. Not only is UTD a top-tier school with a career-oriented curriculum, but it also offers diversified student organizations and activities. I am sure the CMC Leadership program will benefit me extensively in my career and make me a well-rounded candidate for future opportunities.
|Shirley Haishu Li, MS in Accounting
Hi, my name is Shirley Haishu Li. I am pursuing my MS degree in Accounting and will graduate in December. I come from Hefei, Anhui, China. I am passionate about accounting and my long-term career goal is to become a financial controller. I feel fortunate to have earned the experience to participate in the first PeopleSoft Academy Internship program at UT Dallas. Besides professional preparation, I love to initiate new challenges and grasp every opportunity to learn new things. The Career Management Center Leadership Council has given me such a great chance to develop my leadership, organization, coordination, and communication skills. I have gained valuable experience networking with industry professionals and the CMC staff.
|Taraneh Parvaresh, Full-Time MBA Cohort
Hello, my name is Taraneh Parvaresh. I am from Iran and am currently a full-time MBA student at UTD. In addition to the CMC Leadership Council, I have been chosen as student representative of MBA students for the Dean’s Council organization. My career goal is to make a transition from the technical field to management by leveraging my 5 years technical experience of telecom engineer in Nokia Siemens Networks. The Leadership Council has helped me sharpen my leadership skills as well as foster my leadership abilities by managing and conducting different events in the Jindal School of Management.
|Ahmad Abdallah, BS in Accounting and Finance
Hi everyone! My name is Ahmad Abdallah and I am a second-year undergraduate student. I am majoring in Accounting and Finance with a focus in Audit. I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to the United States in 2009. My ultimate goal is to become a CEO of a major corporation, with the immediate goal of pursuing a career in public accounting. Being a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have had the opportunity to acquire a plethora of career development knowledge and develop my networking skills. By working closely with the knowledgeable CMC staff, I have been able to fine tune my interpersonal and professional skills. Apart from volunteering for the Leadership Council, I work part-time at the UT Dallas Office of Accounting and Financial Reporting. I am also the Vice-President of the Accounting Club, Treasurer of the Bangladesh Student Organization, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society. When I am not at school, I like to volunteer and travel. I am a regular volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and have been to 15 different countries.