Originally Posted by Brown Keeper
Forgot I had posted this
Thank you for your willingness.
Was your undergraduate work in Accounting?
What made you decide to get a Master's?
What are your job prospects/do you have an offer on the table?
Is your program well regarded?
-I originally majored in Accounting, failed Intermediate Accounting, switched majors to Primary Education, switched major back to Accounting and ended up double majoring in Accounting and Finance
-I was always a good student >3.8 GPA through HS, and first year of college. My dad was terminally ill (Multi System Atrophy) and I went through SEVERE depression and alchoholism. Almost failed out of college and had no confidence. My overall GPA when I graduated was 2.8 even tho my last 4 semesters in school were almost all A's. Got a job as a Credit Analyst and started with a bunch of people who were in my classes in college who always did really good in school. I completely out performed them at work and got promoted really quick, so I decided that I wanted to go back to school and get a "fresh start".
-I graduate in December and our Accounting career fair is the beginning of September. I'm really hoping to knock this career fair out of the park and stand out. My 2 best friends work at Deloitte and have referred me so hopefully that will lead to something.
-It's not a top program by any means but for the price, location, and the fact they let me in with my terrible undergrad performance I feel very lucky to go to school here.
Basically I realized I screwed up in my undergrad and hoped the MPA program would put me on the right track. So far I feel like it has. I'm also currently studying for FAR and AUD and plan on taking those in October/November.
Let me know if you would like more detailed info.