CMP First Year Representative – Galen Wang

Name: Galen Wang

Position: First-Year Representative

Year: 1st

Specialization: Business and Computer Science


Why did you join CMP?:

CMP is personally very meaningful to me because I’ve been on both sides of the mentoring system as tutor and tutee before! Getting to teach your peers while learning something unique each time is something I enjoy. Like CMP itself, I’m always enthusiastic to lend a helping hand to someone in need. You’ll find that the group is inclusive of new and experienced students alike and never hesitant to help with any question you may have. We’re excited to make the next step to bring you the guidance you need!

Which course have you enjoyed the most at UBC?

COMM 101: Business Fundamentals. It’s a very autonomous course and teaches a lot of fundamental business knowledge that can be applied practically anywhere. You get to think critically and analyze from different perspectives with all the in-class discussion, business concepts, and by working with the business plan group, one of my favourite assignments in this course. Most of all, the people in the COMM 101 are the best!

What is your favorite food?

Ice cream; 24/7/365, I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of it. I use to work at an ice cream shop so I credit some of my sweet-toothed tendencies from that. Out of any flavour, it’d probably be green tea since I consider myself to be quite culturally refined. (matcha is bae)

What do you do outside of class?

I’ve always been a huge outdoors guy, so I’ve played a variety of sports over my lifetime, including but not limited to soccer, basketball, tennis, badminton, and cross-country. I also have a penchant for global issues and debate so if you’re equally passionate, don’t be hesitant to share your voice! And I also enjoy shamelessly watching House of Cards and Chinese dating shows.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Time-travel, no doubt about that. Who wouldn’t be in awe of the opportunity to experience some of the biggest moments of mankind in person?

What advice would you give to first year students?

Stay organized and be in control. It’s a crazy transition that you’re experiencing coming out of high school, but you are not alone. Find something you are passionate about and put your time and energy into it! It’s not a secret, but those are just some of the building blocks to achieving success. Finally, work with your fellow first-years and cherish one another; they will be here for your entire four years!