UC Berkeley, Class of 2019
Major: Business Administration
When I started school at UC Berkeley in August 2015, I had no idea what career path I wanted to choose. Last year, when I entered the Haas School of Business as a junior, I was still unsure which aspect of business I wanted to focus on. After taking the mandatory introductory financial accounting class required for my major, I knew I enjoyed accounting, but I was still unsure of what career opportunities were available in the field. In the spring semester of my junior year, I decided to apply for the BCPA program. Participating in the program has helped me in countless ways. After gaining more exposure to the accounting profession, I have decided to pursue a career in auditing. With the help of the BCPA program, I will now be able to meet the 150 unit requirement for the CPA exam by the time I graduate in May 2019, which means I will be perfectly positioned to enter the workforce. In addition to the academic benefits of the BCPA program, it has also provided me with invaluable networking opportunities through firm visits and on-campus events with recruiters and professionals from leading accounting firms. After my summer in BCPA I feel thoroughly prepared for fall recruiting and I look forward to representing the BCPA program as a student ambassador.