Nicholas Wong

Nicholas Wong

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Sep 2007

Research Assistant

UCLA

· Assisted Professor Robert Brenner with his research concerning the history of the U.S. Economy in UCLA's Center for Social Theory and Comparative History

· Worked alongside others to create an online archive of 20 years worth of the department’s working papers antiquating the traditional file cabinets and transitioning to online access

· Compiled and documented literary sources from UCLA’s various research libraries and worked to present Professor Brenner with the streamlined information on a daily basis

Jun 2007 - Sep 2007

Lab Assistant

UCLA

· Worked at UCLA's California Social Science Experimentation Lab

· Assisted with the technical support and maintenance of a lab with 50+ computers to ensure flawless execution of the economics experimentation

· Recorded the duration of the human subjects’ participation and handled the allotted payouts accordingly

· Managed and maintained detailed reports of lab’s experimentation history used to monitor the department’s progress and activities

· Received the certification regarding the proper treatment of human subjects

Dec 2004 - Oct 2005

Office Assistant

http://www.guidantplanning.com/

· Utilized and familiarized self with Gorilla 2.0, the company’s primary software, to constantly update client files through the electronic database

· Used Microsoft Word and Gorilla 2.0 to prepare the company’s monthly newsletter dedicated to informing 400+ active clients and 500+ prospective clients about the company’s news

· Honed communication skills daily by calling clients to confirm appointments

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Present

Bachelor of Science

University of California, San Diego

· Coursework in Microeconomics, Econometrics, Linear Algebra and Calculus for Science and Engineering

· Major GPA – 3.50

· Received Thurgood Marshall Provost’s Honors for three consecutive quarters: Fall 2006, Winter 2007, & Spring 2007

Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi, Nu Xi Chapter:

· Corporate Relations Committee Chair (June 2008 - Present) - As an active student member of UCSD’s premier Co-ed Business Fraternity, I spearheaded the campaign to not only receive financial sponsorship for the upcoming school year but also to improve corporate relations with businesses and companies in the San Diego community.  Some tasks include the drafting and finalization of a corporate sponsor brochure used to summarize the fraternity’s available services and to simplify the acquisition of financial sponsors, the delegation of assignments to a committee of five members to ensure maximum efficiency when contacting companies, and event planning for on-campus professional development events combining efforts from other student organizations and respectable companies.

UCSD’s Taiwanese American Student Association:

· Head of Staff (April 2007 - April 2008) - My job was to organize and assemble a team of 20+ volunteers to whom I would delegate assignments involving work alongside the club’s 14 cabinet members to achieve fundraising and community service goals, while congregated with other cabinet members on a weekly basis to prepare for weekly social, cultural, and service events in which we aimed to provide a sense of community for students on campus, while promoting cultural awareness.

· Co-Finance Chair (April 2008 - September 2008) - I worked with the other finance chair to manage the organization's finances and to discuss financial sponsorships with local companies.

Summary

Currently a third year undergraduate majoring in Management Science at the University of California, San Diego, I have already developed a genuine interest in a future within the Financial Service Industry.  I am looking to attain an internship or entry-level position encouraging the utilization of interpersonal and critical thinking skills to problem solve in a fast paced work environment, but above all I wish to gain a better understanding of what it takes to become an ideal financial representative, advisor, or specialist.