What are you studying and what made you choose this field?
"I'm an accounting major. I became interested because I wanted a major I knew I could use- one that had a defined career path and lots of opportunities. In addition, I like details and puzzles, so accounting seemed like a good fit."
Since joining BAP, what has been your favorite experience?
"Within a month of joining BAP, I was able to get an internship with WEC. I'm currently in the middle of the internship and I credit BAP with the opportunity."
What goals do you have set for the future, either professional or personal?
"My short term goals are to graduate in May, then to study and complete my CPA exam within the following year. Long term, I'm open to seeing where the future leads me, but I'm interested in starting a career in public accounting that I can learn and grow from."
Outside of BAP, what are your interests?
" Outside of BAP, I spend a lot of time balancing school and my internship. When I have free time, I enjoy anything outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family."
What advice would you give new candidates and members?
" The best advice is to attend as many events as you can, even if you feel uncomfortable. As someone who's generally quiet, networking events can be nerve-wracking. The best thing to do is put yourself out there as much as possible, to get the most out of your experience at ODU and with BAP. It's such an advantage and privilege to get to know employers and other professionals is while you're still in school."