Class of 2021
Currently Studying :
Member of :
- Pace Investment ClubPforzenheimer Honors CollegeBusiness Honors ProgramStudent Government AssociationBeta Alpha Psi
"I am motivated by the city: New York City is inspirational because the people here are some of the hardest workers I have ever met. I am motivated by my peers: We are tirelessly working and staying competitive, but we want each other to succeed as well."
– Joey Wong, Class of 2021
Joey Wong, originally from Parkland, Florida, is currently working toward his BBA in Finance and minoring in Economics. On campus, Joey is the president of Lubin's Investment Club. He took advantage of the opportunities offered by Pace by participating in the prestigious and selective Wall Street Careers Workshop. Fun fact: Aside from his campus involvement and his school work, Joey also works as a lifeguard.
Why did you choose Pace University and the Lubin School of Business?
When I visited NYC before becoming a student, I knew that I wanted to live here one day. Once I discovered my interest in and passion for Finance, I knew that the place to pursue a career in it would be here, the financial capital of the world. This is one of the main reasons why I chose Pace - its unique location in Manhattan's Financial District. Pace's location gives the university and its students a huge advantage. Aside from location, I knew the Lubin School of Business had a very good Business and Finance programs, and that they would help me reach my goals of working in the Finance industry. I knew that attending a business school, on a non-traditional campus in Manhattan, would be a great learning experience for me.
What type of opportunities and resources have you been taking advantage of as a student at Lubin?
There are so many networking opportunities and events here at Pace. The school gives you the chance to connect with and meet many employers and alumni. Some colleges do not get the opportunity to do this because of where they are located, but because Pace is in New York City, it makes it easier to connect. Additionally, Pace's location gives me access to a lot of employers and internships, sometimes even within walking distance of campus. Lastly, a great resource that Lubin has is its professors. The majority of them have real-world experience, having worked in large global companies or other notable entities. My professors are always glad to help students out and genuinely want us to reach our full potential.
What motivates you to work hard?
I am motivated by what I do not know, what lies ahead of me, and where my potential can take me. I am motivated by what I do know, my career goals, and what I want to do in my near future, right out of college. I am motivated by the city, New York City is inspirational because the people here are some of the hardest workers I have ever met. I am motivated by my peers, we are tirelessly working and staying competitive, but we want each other to succeed as well.
What does #LubinLife mean to you?
It represents the drive behind Lubin students and the characteristics that a lot of them display. We are proactive both on campus and outside of it. We are constantly busy with interning, working, learning, growing, volunteering, etc. This is what #LubinLife means to me.