Rocky Point, NY
Professional Accounting major
Class of 2015
I’ll be working full time in New York City at Crowe Horwath, an accounting firm that specializes in audit services for financial institutions.
How my education prepared me
I'll definitely miss the relationships that I've developed with my professors.
The School of Economics and Business has provided me with a ton of leadership experience. I was the chair of the Student Advisory Council, and we organized a lot of community service projects and helped produce a newsletter for the school. I also was able to get a lot of experience in the field I want to enter. I did an internship at a bank on Long Island, and the connections I developed there helped me get in contact with someone from Crowe Horwath, where I did another internship. I must have done pretty well, because they offered me a job.
Most memorable experience
Participating in the Federal Reserve challenge between other colleges. Historically, our school has placed fairly well. We made it past the semis the past two years. It starts out as a general class, but you dwindle down to a team of five students that goes down to the city and makes a presentation in front of a panel of New York Fed judges. We had to summarize the current monetary policy and also present a forecast for the economy. That was definitely one of my most memorable experiences. It helped break me out of my shell and it tremendously improved my public speaking skills and my ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
What I'll miss most
I’ll definitely miss the campus. That was one of the main reasons I came here. I first came to visit over the summer and the campus was really beautiful. Also, I’ll definitely miss the relationships that I’ve developed with my professors. A lot of them I’ve had for four or five different classes. They’re my advisers and mentors and I was just able to develop a lot of connections with them. They’ve helped me so much along the way.