I grew up in Northern California and enjoy cooking, running, and other outdoor activities. During undergrad, I interned as a forensic accountant with PwC in San Francisco and with the US Department of Justice in Washington DC. I chose to be part of the Ross MAcc program because of the close integration with the MBA program, flexibility to take classes outside the business school, and family atmosphere. I took two classes at the Ford School of Public Policy and liked the contrast to my business classes at Ross. My MAcc classmates are very collaborative and the program does not have any detrimental competitiveness you might expect at a large business school.
My MAcc class bought football tickets together, so we had a section in the Big House to ourselves for football games. We also tailgated together before all the games. Even if you're not the biggest football fan, definitely get the season tickets for the socializing! The MAcc Student Association does a great job planning events that make our program feel very close knit. U of M is a large school, but Ross is its own community and then the MAcc program is an even smaller community. You'll feel right at home here! While working as a Graduate Student Staff Assistant for the MAcc program, I created a blog that discusses student life and provides admission tips (https://maccingyourlifeeasier.blogspot.com/). Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions about the Ross MAcc program, moving from California to Michigan, forensic accounting careers, life in corporate accounting, or anything else on your mind. Good luck with your grad school applications and GO BLUE!
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