Utility Rates Analysts
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Zhihan Wang

Liberal Arts Major: Economics
Other Major: Energy Business and Finance
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Shijiazhuang, China
Experience Time: Summer 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

I worked at a utility company in the technical utility analyst position. I helped file damage claims worth $15 million for clients in a supplier bankruptcy event. I used Excel to create adaptive hedging templates that can be used by over 400 clients for their future electric and natural gas procurements. I also generated around 70 reports on forecasting future electric and natural gas prices calculated across over 7000 data points. It was not only an eye-opening experience, but it also taught me a lot of knowledge that is beyond the range of my academics.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has refined my knowledge and skills from my classes and put them into practice. I was glad that I could add some value to the organization. The experience also clarified my goals of learning in the future so I will be able to have a better understanding of where to focus during my future studies.

"This experience has refined my knowledge and skills from my classes and put them into practice."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

The experience has developed my leadership skills and prepared me with the fundamentals of solving real-world problems. It has also clarified my career goals and granted me a competitive advantage in pursuing a permanent position in the future.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

I am honored to be a recipient of enrichment funds. The financial support from the College of the Liberal Arts allowed me to take less life pressure and therefore concentrate more on my career goals. The acknowledgment from the College of the Liberal Arts will make me more confident and work harder to achieve my goals in the future.

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