What is your major and why did you choose this major?
"I am a double major in accounting and business analytics. I chose accounting because I realized all the opportunities available with this degree. It seemed like the possibilities were endless, and I felt confident I could find a job with an accounting degree. I paired my accounting major with business analytics to stay up to date with all the development in data sciences."
What are your interests outside of school?
"Outside of school, I enjoy playing as much golf as I can. I love going out on a course and enjoying the nice weather. Also, I love following ODU sports with my family because we are all alumni. I am the 10th person in my family to attend ODU! Other interests include visiting new places, trying new foods, and meeting new people."
Are you involved in any other organizations besides Beta Alpha Psi?
"Outside of Beta Alpha Psi, I serve as an accounting tutor for ODU’s Peer Educator Program. This has been one of my most valuable experiences while in college because it has given me the opportunity to develop some of my soft skills while helping others. It is so rewarding to see you have helped someone in their academic career."
What has been your favorite experience as part of Beta Alpha Psi?
"My favorite experience with Beta Alpha Psi was serving as the Director of Best Practices last year. My team and I became great friends through the process and we were able to develop an outreach program to local high schools and community colleges to promote the accounting profession. I am certain this project will have an impact on the chapter for years to come."
How do you feel Beta Alpha Psi has helped you in your professional career?
"Without Beta Alpha Psi, I would not have the soft skills needed to be a well-rounded professional. Beta Alpha Psi has helped me enjoy networking, improve my public speaking skills, and given me several opportunities with internships and scholarships. I will start full-time work with KPMG after graduation and I do not think this would have been possible without Beta Alpha Psi."
What advice would you give new members and candidates to make the most of their time in Beta Alpha Psi?
"Don’t just join the organization, find a way to get involved as soon as you can and you will get back way more than what you put in, I can guarantee it."