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Trang Nguyen

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Finance for the Future

Trang Nguyen knows what it’s like to carry a tough course load. Nguyen, who is double majoring in Finance and Accounting at the Island University, is currently conducting research at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center under Ms. Chau Hoang. 

“As a research assistant, I collect data and organize and analyze sensitive information, all while working with students in educational fields including management information systems, finance, accounting, statistics, and regression analysis,” she said. Nguyen believes her research assistant position will prepare her for a thriving career in finance. 

Her other academic endeavors including tutoring  fellow students in finance and accounting,  serving as Vice President of the Vietnamese Student Association during her Freshman year, and serving as the current President of the Student Finance Association.

As President of the Student Finance Association, Nguyen is able to lead the organization to higher success, and assist students who want to learn more about business and finance. 

“We invite speakers to campus and conduct company field trips in order to help students interact with business corporations,” said Nguyen. “We create not only educational sessions, but also employment opportunities.”

In addition, Nguyen has been awarded numerous scholarships for her hard work at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, including the Competitive School Academic Scholarship, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Who’s Who Scholarship, and the Flavius and Kathy Killebrew Dean’s Annual Scholarship.

After graduating with two bachelor’s degrees, Nguyen plans to pursue a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance.  For Nguyen, the end goal is to become a chief financial officer, or CFO. 

Nguyen applauds the University’s varied opportunities, such as career fairs and internship connections, and enjoys working and learning from the diverse student and faculty population. 

“The University did not only play the part of an educational entity, but also benefited me as an employment and networking opportunity,” she said.