Nam Vu
Student Success Stories, Heider College of Business, Nam Vu, Creighton University

Nam Vu

Ernst & Young
Hanoi, Vietnam

After living half way around the world – literally – Nam Vu returned home to Hanoi, Vietnam to work for Ernst and Young. 

Ernst & Young
Hanoi, Vietnam

After living half way around the world – literally – Nam Vu returned home to Hanoi, Vietnam to work for Ernst and Young. 

Nam credits the Heider College of Business faculty, the Career Portfolio Program and Career Center and his experience with the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity with opening the door to this opportunity. In particular, he recognizes the importance of building a solid resume, a skill he honed during the Career Portfolio Program. “I realized the urgent need to have a good resume that can present well my experience, involvement and qualifications in just one page,” says Nam.

Nam, a Hanoi, Vietnam native, came to Creighton two years ago by way of Boise, ID, where he was an international high school student during his senior year. His counselor suggested he look into Creighton for college. Like any good student, he researched his potential college; his choice to become a Jay was cemented when he toured campus: “My decision was pretty much locked after the visit.”

“The diversity of the university appealed me to me most,” he recalls. Nam has served as vice-president of finance for the International Student Association. He is also Creighton’s Delta Pi Chapter secretary of the professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. This fall he will serve as assistant residence director of Opus Hall.

Creighton students are encouraged to enroll in travel courses and participate in study abroad programs to broaden their perspective. It’s almost a necessity in an increasingly globalized world. Nam Vu decided to study abroad for his entire college career instead of the typical semester or two. He will take the education he has acquired in and out of the classroom during his four years at Creighton and eventually return to Vietnam “to contribute to the development of Vietnam by consolidating Vietnam’s relationship with other countries, especially the United States of America.”