When transferring to Whitman, I had no idea what I wanted to study. But the dedicated faculty and staff, whether through the career center, undergrad office, etc., proactively helped me decide what I wanted to do and how to prepare for and advance my professional career over my four years at the school and beyond.
During my time at Whitman, I was a very active student. I involved myself in Beta Alpha Psi, an honorable accounting society, and I become a senior representative for the Whitman Student Government, which allowed me to network with many faculty and staff. With Whitman’s numerous resources and development programs, I was able to become certified in both Excel and Bloomberg Essentials.
Through opportunities and resources available at Whitman, I was able to shape my career interests and network at career fairs, where I was introduced to the firm Ernst & Young (EY). I was grateful to receive an offer from EY to become a LAUNCH intern in the Financial Services Office, an internship geared to underrepresented groups.
Whitman has helped me push myself beyond my own limits. The year following my LAUNCH internship, I was chosen from among 1,000 applicants for an EY summer tax internship abroad. I know I could not have done it without the help of Whitman.
Through my experience in the UK, I was able to enhance my professional skills through observing and adapting to different work cultures thousands of miles away. Now I am glad to say that I have accepted a full-time offer to be a tax staff at EY. Beginning this fall, I will start working to earn a master’s in taxation and to become a certified public accountant.
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