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Jennifer Hoang

An Outstanding Islander

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Project Manager

Jennifer Hoang jokingly refers to herself as a “busy body.” That’s because the sophomore general business major minoring in sociology is always on the lookout for new projects that will make things happen.

As the College of Business head representative for the Honors Student Association, Hoang has helped plan an array of student events including symposiums and an honors ball. Recently, she worked with Career Services to organize the first Business Suit Sale held in February. Hoang secured donations of gently worn interview attire for the sale where more than 180 University students were able to find items including brand name suits for $10 or less.

Hoang feels events such as these can continue to benefit our community. After students apply and are hired for area jobs, then they become part of the community, which can help provide needed clothing for future business suit sales.

“I have enjoyed planning these events,” said Hoang. “I like being part of a team and delegating. These responsibilities have helped me gain perspective in my future field of management.”

As a member of the Honors Student Association, she has coordinated monthly events including workshops on interview tips and stress relief, and luncheons with professors.

For the last two years, Hoang has been secretary of Colleges Against Cancer, where she volunteers her time to the campus Relay for Life. There, she makes phone calls, requests donations, orders food, and plans games and activities.

“Getting involved with this event is a win-win situation,” she said. “Relay for Life not only benefits cancer survivors, but I’ve been able to learn from this and gain experience. We help support each other.”

Hoang has also seized marketing internship opportunities with the Corpus Christi IceRayz, and as campus manager for EF College Break tours. And for the last two semesters, she has been involved with Junior Achievement. Recently, she taught third and fourth graders about professional and government jobs in their community.
 
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