Camellia Chang, a graduating senior in the College of Business, reflects on her undergraduate career at the University. She will graduate this spring with four majors in accounting, finance, information systems and international business and two minors in business analytics and statistics. Despite her pride in her accomplishments, she says she wishes she had been able to explore other opportunities during her time at the University.
“I don't think I would do four majors and two minors if I could restart my undergraduate journey," Chang said. “Early on, if I realized how great the undergraduate research opportunities offered at the University are, I would have gotten my foot in the door to the research and graduate field to get my experience and mindset started. I am still proud that I am able to complete four majors and two minors within the four years of my undergraduate years, and I am really grateful for such awesome business programs the University offered to us, as well as awesome advisors that assisted me to make sure the plans I made for myself went right and on time.”
During her time at the University, Chang was involved in Business Student Council (BSC), serving as secretary for the 2022-23 school year. She received one of five Outstanding Senior awards given by BSC during the organization’s honors and awards banquet earlier this semester. Chang worked in the tutoring center and was a tutor for over 20 different classes in the College of Business. Currently, she works as an academic advisor assistant for the College of Business. She says one of her favorite parts of her undergraduate career is the people she has met.
“By involving myself in student organizations as well as working with different departments on campus, I not only enjoyed some fun time and supported others from various degrees (academically, physically, mentally, etc.), but also people coming in and out of my life during those times taught me valuable lessons and helped me get to know myself better,” Chang said. “They are my favorites; I am very grateful that they taught me valuable lessons to recognize myself that will benefit me in my future life.”
Chang was born and raised in China and moved to Las Vegas 10 years ago. She attended the University for all four years of her undergraduate career and plans to begin pursuing a graduate degree in Geospatial Information Science at the University of Maryland this fall. In the distant future, she plans to pursue a doctorate and hopes to one day teach as a professor of information systems. Chang says she will never forget her time at the University and considers herself a member of the Wolf Pack for life.
“No matter where I am, the University and the Wolf Pack is the home where I can always come back,” she said. “Wolves can be independent, but at the same time, they can bond together and work stronger as the pack. That is what exactly being a Wolf Pack member means for myself, where the Wolf Pack taught me to be a strong, independent individual, but also, I am always welcome to come back home for support."