An accounting student at Texas A&M-Central Texas will be working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as an intern.
Army veteran Tsui Cheung, 37, will be attending the summer-long internship in Houston.
“The chance to work for NASA will give me a competitive edge after graduation,” Cheung said, “and the chance to apply everything I’ve learned. But I needed advice about how to go about it the best way, and they were there for me.”
Heather Wheeler, director of the A&M-Central Texas’ career and professional services has been a major part of Cheung’s job journey.
“The college of business and the accounting faculty prepared me and everything I’ve learned in the accounting program gave me the confidence to compete,” Cheung said. “But Heather and her staff made sure I knew my way around an interview, so I could concentrate on presenting myself in the best light. I’m very grateful for the support they’ve shown me and I’m ready to do my best on the job.”
Last fall, Cheung spent the semester working with NASA in Houston as well, working in the procurement office, while living with a host family.
The College of Business Administration at A&M-Central Texas has seen exponential growth since the university’s birth in 2009 and accreditation in 2012.
More than 1,200 students are currently pursuing degrees in accounting, finance and economics, aviation science, computer information systems, and management and marketing.