BENEFITING: America Needs You
My name is Wilson Eng and I am a rising junior at Rutgers University triple majoring in Finance, Management & Global Business, and Chinese. Growing up as a first-generation college student, I did not have the kind of support and guidance that I needed to get me through my education and into the real world. Although it made me more independent, it was difficult, and in many ways I always felt lost. However, after becoming an America Needs You Fellow, I received the professional development, mentorship, and support that I needed to grow and develop to become successful. From networking with Mentor Coaches at America Needs You and developing my leadership skills to learning presentation skills and becoming a better public speaker, the Fellows Program put me into the kind of situations that took me outside my comfort zone to grow both as a person and as a professional. The Fellows Program provides the real-world exposure that first-generation college students need to make an impact. Upon graduation, I hope to have a career in finance/consulting/strategy. I am very grateful for the opportunity that America Needs You has given me, and I honestly do not know where I would be if it was not for the Fellows Program. I am excited about what the future holds, and I greatly appreciate your support on my professional journey.