Published 06/04/13

Margaret Wong '14: Student explorer at home in the world

Major: International Business: Global Supply Chain Management, Accounting
Minor: Chinese
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Path: Climbing the corporate ladder at a Big Four firm

It was Bryant’s global perspective that first attracted this West Coast student. After one semester, Wong knew it was the perfect fit, citing small classes, close interaction with professors, a vibrant student life, and, most importantly, an amazing International Business program.

Ask Wong to describe Bryant’s faculty, and she offers one word: phenomenal.

Wong has traveled to Costa Rica and Panama through the Sophomore International Experience. She was one of four students who joined faculty for a three-week research trip to China in 2011. She was a supply chain intern with Kohler, Co. in Shanghai. She was part of an Alternative Spring Break team that traveled to Washington, D.C., preparing food for those in need, and spending time with elderly nursing home residents and elementary school children.

In the summer of 2013, Wong was an assurance intern in the Houston, TX, office of accounting firm Ernst and Young. She learned about the position through Bryant’s award-winning career education center. She was confident throughout the hiring process because of the effort she’s put into her education (Dean’s List every semester), the many class presentations she has given, and the numerous co-curricular activities she has been involved in – many as a leader.

Ask Wong to describe Bryant’s faculty, and she offers one word: phenomenal. “The connections and conversations I have had with all my professors would not have been possible if I were at another institution,” she says. “They really care about our future, our well being, and our success.”

After graduation, Wong hopes to work for one of the Big Four public accounting firms, take her CPA exam, and earn an MBA.