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September 2020

The UT Dallas Student Chapter has experienced a lot of changes this semester! All activities have gone virtual and students are embracing the challenges of participating in classes and chapter receptions online. We’ve kicked off receptions this month by hosting Weaver, EY, and RSM. Thank you to all the firms for taking the time to speak with our chapter members.

We would also like to introduce the student chapter officers of the program for the Fall 2020 semester: 

Ashlyn Sauer – President

Monica Vulich – Professional Development Officer

Veronica Adams – Public Relations Officer

Trenton Sowell – Procurement Officer

Timothy Truong – Treasurer


Student Spotlight

Qingxin (Lindsay) Ren

Student Spotlight

Qingxin (Lindsay) Ren

Background: Since a young age, I was encouraged by my parents to step outside my comfort zone and explore the world. I started my journey by leaving my childhood home and traveling a thousand miles to Shanghai where I received my undergraduate degree in Administrative Management. After some reflection and guidance from my father, I found that I wanted to try something new. I discovered accounting after attending a CMA training class and passing the exams in 2017. Taking another leap of faith, I decided to come to the United States and pursue my graduate degree in Accounting at The University of Texas at Dallas. Once again, I discovered my interest for internal audit after enrolling in the course and I have continued to grow in the profession since.

Why Internal Audit?: Like many others, I initially enrolled in the internal audit course without having any knowledge of the field. The in-class internship gave me the opportunity to intern with the ACFE Dallas Chapter internal audit team. With the help of the amazing teaching assistants and mentors from the ACFE Dallas Chapter, I began to understand and develop my passion for the internal audit profession. After joining the IAEP program and student chapter, I had the chance to meet a diverse range of professions that increased my interest in the field. As a Financial Services Associate at Chapman, Hext & Co., P.C., I was able to utilize what I learned in the classroom to assist in the development of IT general control programs for SOC 1 clients on two separate engagements. I have enjoyed the ability to add value by working with individuals from all levels of management, participating in challenging engagements, and learning new techniques. I am excited to see the next step of my journey as I continue to pursue the internal audit profession.


  • CMA passed, awaiting certification
  • Dean’s Impact Scholarship Recipient 2019
  • Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Recipient 2020
  • Happy Davis Foundation and Dallas ACFE Scholarship Recipient 2020
  • Mark Salamasick IT Auditor Fellowship Recipient 2020
  • Jindal School OWLIE Super Owl 2020

Internal Audit Experience:

  • ACFE Dallas Chapter – Internal Audit Intern


To work closer with the program, please contact Joseph Mauriello at Joseph.Mauriello@utdallas.edu.

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