What I Did with My Degree: Adventures in Accounting


In 2002, I graduated from a small public college with a bachelor's degree in finance. Coming out of school during a recession was a difficult thing to do. The only job I could find was in sales. I quickly decided to return to school and pursue a master's degree in accounting.

I hoped to secure a stable position using financial analysis and to work in a corporate setting. I wanted a stable income with benefits. In school, public accounting is the profession of choice for almost all accounting graduates, and that is the direction that my professors pushed me as well.

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