Name: Jason Zou
Graduation Year: 2018
Major(s)/Minor(s): Accounting CPA and finance
In his time as a finance and accounting double major at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Jason Zou has seen the importance of being an effective collaborator through his campus involvement and his summer internship. Now a junior at the Whitman School, Zou keeps busy on campus as an Enactus project leader for the professional business fraternity, and president of the table tennis club.
Through his position as a project leader for the 3Fifteen EBay team, Zou takes items from 3Fifteen -a thrift store that donates its proceeds to the Rescue Mission’s efforts to alleviate poverty- that may be more valuable online. To increase profit margins, these items are sold on Ebay to reach a larger public that may have an interest in the various collectible items.
During summer breaks, Zou interned at REDCOM Laboratories, a manufacturing and engineering firm in Rochester, NY. Zou worked with the program management office to track budgets and schedules for company projects. Tasks included creating weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to effectively track spending and predict future costs. In addition, Zou worked with the company’s IT department to build a new inventory tracking spreadsheet in order to streamline the process of writing off and disposing old equipment.
“I learned that no matter what you get involved in, you will be collaborating with almost every department in the workplace,” Zou said.
Zou plans on working full time in the accounting field after graduation. After passing the CPA exam, he hopes to work at a Big 4 company.
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