A Born Wildcat
Jared Yalung, Eller Accounting ’16
By Shawna Weltsch, Eller Marketing ’16
Jared Yalung (Accounting ’16) was born in Phoenix, Arizona. From early on, he knew his college years would be spent at the University of Arizona. Both of Jared’s parents, his older brother, and countless other family members attended the UA. “I was born a Wildcat,” he said, “so any other school was out of the question.”
Yalung was thrilled when he was accepted into the Eller College and looked forward to pursuing a degree in accounting. “Accounting problems are like puzzles,” Yalung explained. “They are difficult to piece together, but completing them is very rewarding.”
While earning his degree, Yalung has also been involved in a number of campus organizations. He spent his junior year as a member of Chain Gang Honorary and will spend his senior year as one of thirteen members of Bobcats Senior Honorary. “Chain Gang and Bobcats give me the ability to learn about the culture of our school and the opportunity to give back to the community and campus,” he said. “My involvement in these organizations has shaped me into the person that I am today.”
Yalung has also been a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity since his freshman year. “It is important to stay busy,” Yalung said. “The best way I know to do this is by getting involved in clubs and organizations that will showcase my school spirit.”
Yalung will be a senior this fall. He is spending his summer working as a leasing agent for Alliance Residential Company, a property management company. He is responsible for interacting with potential and current residents on a daily basis. From this experience, he has gained marketing, sales, and communication skills that will supplement his knowledge of accounting.
After graduation, Yalung is planning to pursue a master’s degree in accounting within the Eller College. “With a job in accounting, I will understand how a company truly functions,” Yalung said. “I will have the ability to witness all of the background transactions that make a company successful.”
Top image courtesy UA University Relations.