Kyle Pedrolli '18, MSA ’19, knew all about the promising salary and job stability in the accounting field, but he wasn’t sold on the profession until he took his first undergraduate accounting course.
“I took a tax class with Professor Matt Maron, and after that, I knew this was the field I wanted to go into,” Pedrolli said.
The School of Business faculty brought subject matter to life for Pedrolli, and that, combined with the promise of small class sizes, influenced him to enroll in the MS in Accounting program after completing his undergraduate degree.
The program was a big challenge for Pedrolli, but the constant reinforcement he received, especially from Professor George Baah, kept him from becoming overwhelmed.
“Professor Baah was always reminding us of our end goal, and why we were here pursuing graduate education in the first place,” he said.
Pedrolli brought that sense of purpose with him to an internship at Deloitte, and it helped him secure a full-time position at the accounting firm’s New York City office after graduation. He plans to take his CPA exams next and is more than confident in his preparedness.
“My experience in the program served me very well,” Pedrolli said. “I feel like I have the skills to go into Deloitte next summer and be a valuable asset to the company.”