Shengyang (Jeff) Ai

Shengyang (Jeff) Ai
M.S. in Accounting 2019, University of Virginia
B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Cincinnati


Track: Financial Reporting & Assurance

Hometown: Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, China

Why did you choose McIntire? I chose McIntire because of its well-known academic reputation, strong alumni network, and unconditional support from friendly faculty and staff members. Throughout my application and admissions process, I got my questions answered timely and received many helpful suggestions from the recruiting team. I was also attracted by the variety of coursework offered by the program. It allows us to explore different aspects of the business world while we dig into more advanced accounting topics and problems.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? I really enjoy the program's small class size. We can easily get to know each other and become friends by working on group assignments, having lunch together in the grad lounge, or exploring Charlottesville in a group on weekends! Now, I’m so proud of being part of the M.S. in Accounting Program's close-knit and supportive community.

Fun facts about me: I learned to play the piano for over 11 years, and I still have the dream to hold my own recital someday in the future!

Hobbies: Cooking, listening to music, playing tennis, going to classical concerts, watching movies (especially horror movies), traveling