Thursday, January 24, 2013


My final semester at BC is under way. It is definitely nice to know I will be finished soon, but also sad as well.

So this semester, I am taking Assurance & Consulting Services, Tax & Management Decisions, Law for CPAs, and Financial Statement Analysis. It is a completely accounting-filled curriculum. I finished my MSF last semester, so I have technically graduated with my first degree. All my classes seem very interesting so far, and I have learned quite a bit in the first couple weeks.

I finished recruiting last semester, and I received multiple offers in both the tax and advisory fields of the Big 4. I ultimately decided that it was best to choose the company I felt the best fit with, and that led me to PwC. I will be working in their ISG tax department in New York City next year. It should be a good experience, and I expect to learn a lot quickly. My decision really came down to the culture and the people I met. I just felt comfortable making the decision to join PwC. From the very start, I felt the strongest connection with the company, even over the other Big 4 firms. Many people say they are all the same, but I somehow internally was able to distinguish them. It was a difficult decision, but I believe I made the best decision for myself. I also think tax will be a very interesting discipline to work in, although it was definitely tough to give up my advisory offers. I am definitely excited to start this fall and embark on a new chapter in my life.

The rest of this semester should be very fun. We will be having another Winter Gala in the business school, as well as our weekly social events and Thirsty Thursdays. The MSAs and MSFs had a welcome back event at Jose McIntyre's last weekend. It was definitely a great time with free food and drinks, and the turnout was great. It was nice to see our classmates and friends in a setting where we were all having fun and socializing. As part of the GMA, I was able to help organize the event, and I am very glad it turned out to be a big success.

After I graduate, I plan to stay in Boston for the summer, and do the Becker fast-pass at BC to prepare for my CPA exams. I am hoping to take and pass all of them before I start work. Hopefully, I will be able to accomplish this without too much trouble. I already got my books and flashcards from Becker. All the materials and classes were expensed directly to PwC, so it was great. As a student with limited funds, this was really helpful and convenient. The big firms definitely take care of you when it comes to the CPA exams. They will reimburse you for the all the CPA registration and test fees too.

I am definitely looking forward to finishing the program, as my future is set, but I have created some great memories and made some life-long friends here, so I am glad it is not over yet.

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