Major/Emphasis/Minor: Accounting & Finance, Spanish Minor
Clubs/Involvement: Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Club
Favorite Class Taken: Economic Statistics
Food you couldn’t live without: Cheese
Hobbies Outside of Class: Snowboarding, Running, Ultimate Frisbee, anything active
Favorite movie: The Other Guys
Why did you choose UWO COB? I chose UWO because my father had gone here and majored in accounting. When I toured the campus everything just seemed to fit what I wanted in a university. The campus was smaller, but not too small, and it was close to home so I wouldn’t miss out on family gatherings on holidays or birthdays. This campus has a great business college, so I knew it would fit my needs.
What is your internship experience and what have you learned from this experience? I have interned twice with Schenck SC in Appleton doing tax work for individuals and partnerships. I was fortunate to work at Kimberly-Clark in Neenah as a corporate tax intern doing state and federal tax returns for a vast multitude of their subsidiaries. Both of these experiences have really brought to my attention the great need for tax experts in both the corporate and individual markets. I was able to understand and witness the differences between public and private accounting, so I feel blessed to know both sides of the accounting experience.
What advice do you have for younger COB students? I would advise them to stick with their gut and do what makes the sense to them. Work hard in school and work even harder during networking events in order to provide yourself with the opportunity to have an internship with various fields in your upcoming profession.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? In ten years, it may sound bold, but I see myself either very close to partner, or very close to CFO of a business. I have worked hard in school to get to where I am at, and that work ethic will not stop when I enter the real world and start my career. I look forward to marriage and a promising career that will provide great opportunities for myself and most importantly, my family.