Written by: Kaitlin Lacy
So, my name’s Katie and I’m a third year accounting major. I’m from Saint Paris Ohio, a little tiny town north of Dayton. After graduating from my small high school I was more than ready for my big move to Columbus. In late winter I got an offer from Johnson & Johnson to work in the finance department their pharmaceutical division for 6 months beginning in June and I jumped at the chance. I’m working in New Jersey, but I’m living in Philadelphia with family and driving to work. I moved out here last Thursday and it’s been a whirlwind so far.
This summer I’m really hoping to learn a lot about the real world. Although I’m an accounting major I don’t think I want to do public accounting. So far I’ve found that I prefer corporate finance, which is what I’m doing for J&J. I’m looking forward to finding out if I really do like it or if maybe public accounting looks more appealing, or, who knows, maybe neither! In a nut shell I really just want to learn and take in everything I possibly can to carry with me throughout my last year of school and the start of my career afterwards.
I start work tomorrow so I’m just there will be some exciting news coming up!