What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because I wouldn't have to take on debt after I graduate.
What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I selected international business (IB) because I wanted to expand my business horizon outside of the United States. Another reason why I chose to study IB is because my sister is studying it.
Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
I have my own business, Obsdn Collective, that I started with my friend. Outside of class, I source clothes, come up with new marketing ideas, design flyers, business and thank you cards, and stickers. Besides Obsdn, I volunteer at nonprofits such as Capital Area Food Bank, Interfaith Works, Association of Vietnamese Americans and Vietnamese Americans Association.
Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
I am involved in the College Park Scholars Program, specifically the Business, Society and the Economy (BSE) Program. I really like all of our lectures because the professors discusses trends within the business world and provide ways we can improve our leadership skills. BSE also offers great opportunities, such as getting to go to places like Hershey Park and learn about the history behind Mr. Hershey.
Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
Aside from academics, UMD provides students with plenty of opportunities for jobs and clubs. I hope to expand my connections and meet people I wouldn't normally meet from my classes.
What are your future goals after graduation?
After graduation, I hope to get a job in an investment bank while also opening up my vintage shop, Obsdn, in New York.