I worked full time during my undergrad degree while being an active member of 3 student organizations, having a leadership role in 2. Working full time and financing my own college required my undergrad to take 6 years. During undergrad, I had the opportunity to intern with a top firm. I was offered a full-time job, contingent on gaining my master’s.
Undergrad School: University of North Texas
Undergrad Major: Supply Chain Management
Age: 29, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Masters of Science Accounting
School Name: University of Texas at Dallas
Extracurriculars: I volunteer for the Special Olympics
Title: Tax Associate
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Title: Audit Associate
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos
Passing all four CPA exams on my first attempt.
I want to take my industry knowledge to a similar investment banking coverage group.
Target School: Kenan-Flagler
Considering: Duke Fuqua, Cornell Johnson
I really admire the fact that you worked full time during your undergrad years while still figuring out how to give back to the college community by being an active member of 3 student organizations and holding down leadership roles in two of them. And I also admire your tenacity in having to pay for college yourself yet still stick with it over a six-year grind. If you are working at a “top firm” in accounting, I am going to assume it’s one of the majors like PWC, EY, Deloitte or KPMG. That’s solid, too. I think you should get an interview with UNC and unless you totally blow it, you should get an admit, too.
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