CMP VP Finance – Andrew Leong

Name: Andrew Leong

Position: VP Finance

Year: 4th year

Specialization: Accounting


Why did you join CMP?

Joining the CMP, I wanted to gain experience with budgeting and expense tracking, as well as the experience of being a part of a unique educational program. As a private tutor, I found a joy in providing help with academics and I personally found a good fit with the executives and the organization.

Which course have you enjoyed the most at UBC?       

I just finished Cost Accounting with Sandra Chamberlain and I thoroughly enjoyed the course materials and instruction. I worked with regression, linear programming, decision making, and the course allowed me to apply my accounting background to cases! (which I enjoyed…I know I’m weird)

What is your favourite food?

Pho for sure! All day everyday!

What do you do outside of class?

Personally, I like to keep physically active; I enjoy watching and playing hockey, American football, and playing the piano.

Favourite teams: Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Seahawks

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

A chef / restaurateur! I watched a lot of Food Network as a child. I’ve always dreamed about having my own little shack, maybe selling burgers or fried chicken.

What advice would you give to first year students?

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking a less than full course load! I found taking fewer courses in my university career and then the remaining remaining courses in the summer to be beneficial! It allowed me to get a better study/ life balance with volunteering and joining clubs!