My name is Matt Steffan, and I will be serving as the combined BSBA/MAcc Graduate Ambassador for the 2018–2019 school year. Now what does being in a combined program mean? Essentially, I take Master of Accounting classes while in the fourth year of my undergraduate program. I am able to satisfy the requirements for the handful of accounting classes that I would take my senior year of undergrad by taking equivalent classes in the Master of Accounting Program. I truly get the “best of both worlds,” as I am eligible to go to events for both undergraduate and graduate students.
My background is in accounting and I spent two summers as an intern with KPMG Buffalo. I worked in audit the summer after my sophomore year and took part in a rotational program where I was in both audit and advisory the summer after my junior year. After graduation from the combined BSBA/MAcc program, I will be working as an analyst for Microsoft.
Outside of school and work, I am a huge sports fan. I go to all of the Buckeye football games and most of the hockey games. While I love the Buckeyes, my heart has always been with the Buffalo Bills (#BillsMafia) and Buffalo Sabres. I am patiently waiting for the day my city gets a championship because I know Buffalo will never be the same after. I have played hockey competitively my entire life, and still play recreationally while at school.
In my free time, I exercise, routinely come up just short in fantasy football leagues, and play video games. I also manage a few investment portfolios and am very into the stock market, being a member of Buckeye Capital Investors on campus. If you are reading this, I encourage you to start investing today! The best time to invest was 20 years ago, but the second best time to invest is today. As the wise Warren Buffet once said, “The stock market is a tool for transferring money from the impatient to the patient”.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to blog for Fisher Grad Life regarding my MAcc experience. If you ever have questions related to my experiences with the MAcc program or as a combined student feel free to reach out!