2012 Scholars

Megan Iselin

Megan Iselin

 

Classification: Junior
Graduation Year: 2016
College: Bauer College of Business
Major: Accounting
High School: Cypress Ranch High School
Hometown: Cypress, TX
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About Me

I am a very strong-minded individual who believes that success comes through hard work and a dash of luck. I was raised with a tenacious work ethic, strong moral values and an appreciation for witty humor. I am logical and love problem solving if it means helping those in need. Volunteering and giving back to the community has always been an integral part of my life. While naturally an introvert, I have the ability to speak up and take on important leadership roles. Everything happens for a reason, and God put me at the University of Houston to do great things. Go Coogs!

Campus and Community Involvement

At Cypress Ranch High School, I was an active member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Community service has always been a huge part of my life. In high school, I had the privilege of serving as the Texas-Oklahoma District Governor of Key Club International. We successfully chartered a chapter of Circle K International here at the University of Houston during the summer of 2013. Due to my active involvement in the community, I was appointed the volunteer chairperson of the Honors Student Governing Board to help establish a pay-it-forward mentality within the Honors College. I participated in high school basketball and tennis, both of which I served as team captains for. Whenever I have time, I shoot some hoops at the Rec, and I’m currently the treasurer for the club tennis team. I’m also involved in Beta Alpha Psi and numerous other student organizations on campus.

Awards and Honors

All four years of high school, I was selected as an all-district tennis player. My last three years of high school, I received the Bronze Presidential Service Award for over 100 hours of community service each year. I have been awarded a Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award and Outstanding District Governor Award through Key Club International. I was a National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction. Other than being blessed with a Tier One Scholarship, I have been fortunate enough to receive an Honors College Scholarship, Texas-Oklahoma District Kiwanis Scholarship, Cy-Fair Kiwanis Scholarship, and National Society of High School Scholars Scholarship.

Study Abroad

In June 2013, I traveled with the Honors College to the United Kingdom and Ireland to immerse myself in the diverse culture there. We studied the cultural relationship between Britain and Ireland through various historical texts such as James Joyce’s “The Dead” and even participated in Bloomsday while overseas. While in such cities as London, Bath and Dublin, it was fascinating to compare the different economies and work-life atmospheres. Some of my study abroad journey can be found on my summer blog: http://meganiselin.blogspot.com/.

Research

I am currently pursuing a potential undergraduate research project in green taxes. While many do not typically think of doing research in business, I am hoping to expand my horizons and analyze how people interact with each other and make choices based on their geographical location and purchasing habits.

Future Endeavors

I am striving for the Professional Program in Accountancy (PPA) through the C. T. Bauer College of Business to be able to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I look to either work for an accounting firm or go into industry. Later in my career I may also attend law school.