Lai "Sally" Wong
Major : Master of Science in Accountancy
Alumnae Sally Wong earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting during her brief undergraduate career at the University of Houston (UH) as a Tier One Scholar, after entering as a freshman with 60 academic credits from College Board Advanced Placement courses taken in high school.
She graduated within 1½ years before moving to Hong Kong, where she worked at a listed corporation and multinational conglomerate for almost a year. There, she gained exposure to international capital market and financial transactions as well as management accounting and industry experience.
Upon returning from Hong Kong, Sally is now pursuing her graduate degree at UH’s Bauer College of Business and completing courses to prepare for the CPA exam. She will also be joining PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an intern in the summer of 2014.
The Tier One Scholarship is very important to Sally, as it has enabled her to pursue a college education without any financial burden.
“I never had to face tuition restraints, nor did I need to worry about repaying debt after graduating. I can proudly say that the scholarship’s generous support has opened numerous paths for me, encouraged me to go above and beyond, and ultimately led me to a wide horizon of opportunities and career prospects,” Sally explains.
Being the youngest graduate of her class and UH’s first Tier One Scholar graduate, Sally passionately recommends the Tier One Scholarship to high-achieving high school students and qualifying applicants.
“Being in the program means so much more than just receiving full tuition, housing, research stipends and study abroad support. It’s actually the meaningful experience of taking part in the University’s history-making journey of becoming a Tier One research university,” Sally says.
“Not only that, but UH is situated in Houston — the nation’s 4th largest city and the largest in Texas. In this global city and thriving energy industry, you will find resources, networks, and opportunities all here in your hands at UH.”