I haven’t posted as regularly as I would have liked, so this entry is going to be somewhat disjointed. May and June have been busy months, filled with some great experiences. The most exciting of these was finally landing a job! Oh what a long journey it’s been. At the end of fall quarter one of my friends had introduced me to KPMG’s Columbus recruiter who, from that point on, kept me abreast of entry-level audit openings. In March I received an e-mail about an opportunity in Chicago, so I promptly filled out the necessary application form and sent it off. April was relatively quiet, but May brought with it a phone interview that was the start of something wonderful. A week later I flew out to Chicago, and a day after that I received an oral offer. I still get butterflies when I think about my journey to get to this point – I am exactly where I want to be. The mock interviews, resume reviews, coaching from Fisher and KPMG staff, help from some awesome MAcc-ers and oodles of persistence really paid off. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
So, what to write about next… A few weeks ago Geoff and I had the opportunity to attend a Columbus Crew game at a hefty discount (again, thanks to a fellow MAcc student). The atmosphere was great and the opponent – LA Galaxy – was formidable. The Crew lost, but we had a great time sitting on the shaded side of the stadium, eating our Dippin’ Dots (I wonder if they’ll ever stop referring to it as “the ice cream of the future”). At halftime, right before the sun had started to set, a plane flew over the stadium and dropped three skydivers right onto the field. Awesome! The entire experience was a nice warm-up for the excitement of the World Cup.
The MAcc graduation ceremony was held on Friday. My parents were not able to attend, but it was great to have my husband there and to see so many families make their way here from all over the world to support the graduates. I cannot believe how quickly this year passed.
Saturday I met up with an incoming student who holds an undergraduate degree in architecture. We went to lunch at Mozart’s, walked around the Fisher campus, and took a trip to the Student Union. I can’t wait to hear how he does next year.