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Member Spotlight: Emmi Nguyen – Exploring Different Paths

Member: Emmi Nguyen

Year: Junior

Majors: BIT and Management

Fun Fact: She works at Hello Bagel, down South Main Street!

Emmi Nguyen is a junior double majoring in BIT and Management. From getting involved in campus organizations to interning over the summer, Emmi has gotten a taste for different career paths!

Emmi joined CWIB to build a network of women who share the same goals of developing themselves professionally and getting a taste of the business world. She admits that the talks featuring Morning Brew and Victoria’s Secret were her favorite events to attend. Emmi has also participated in CWIB’s mentorship program. Lastly, her most memorable experience in the organization thus far has been going on the NYC trek!

Emmi is also involved in Rotaract Club at Virginia Tech, Vietnamese Student Association, and is undergoing the application process for the Consulting Group!

Last spring, Emmi traveled to Deloitte University or the Deloitte Case Competition, where teams comprising of undergraduate students from schools across the country presented solutions to hypothetical consulting-related case studies. She was heavily involved in the communication between Deloitte and her team and the organization of ideas in preparation for the case competition. You can read more about her team’s experience in the competition by clicking here! While Emmi wasn’t originally interested in consulting prior to participating in the Deloitte Case Competition, she came out of the experience with a newfound interest for the career and a taste for the culture of a Big 4 accounting firm! When asked about her most valuable takeaway from the experience, she described, “being able to experience it, it’s different having a company talk to you about their culture and actually experiencing it for yourself!”

Continuing her career path exploration, Emmi interned for BAE Systems in New York this past summer. During this internship, she got to experience a smaller, more specialized, and age-diverse environment compared to the young professional culture of Deloitte. Despite their differences, Emmi is grateful for the exposure to two vastly different companies, mentioning, “I loved both experiences because I got a taste of two different paths.”

Growing up next to Dulles Airport and participating in her high school’s Robotics Team, Emmi developed an interest in the Aerospace industry and sees herself managing and developing business strategies in that industry! However, with her recent exposure to the consulting world, she is on the fence about which career path to pursue. With internship offers from EY and Lockheed Martin, she has set herself up for success no matter which career path she chooses!

Emmi recognizes that our time in college is short and hopes to continue making connections and building her network through organizations she’s involved in! Her advice to underclassmen is to “take any opportunity you can, whether that’s joining a club or competing in a small competition.” Being bold and taking advantage of opportunities as they come has worked well for Emmi and I encourage you to do the same! You never know what you can learn about yourself along the way.

CWIB is very proud of you, Emmi! We know that you will be successful in whatever career path you choose.

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