Justin Pennish

Justin Pennish

Class of 2018

I made the decision to join the Ross Master of Accounting program for two reasons: elite academics and national recruiting. The MAcc program is designed so that advanced accounting courses are supplemented by MBA-level finance, negotiation, and other courses that give MAccs the well-rounded edge that businesses desire. Likewise. recruiting at Ross allowed for networking and interviewing with the Big 4, concluding with accepting an offer with EY for financial services assurance in Boston. Because businesses realize the quality of MAcc students and the MAcc program, the opportunity to recruit nationally and begin to gain global exposure is unique.

Most memorably, I served as President of the MAcc Student Association, or MSA. In this role, alongside the entire executive board, we organized program-wide events including semi-formals, cultural and seasonal events, bar crawls, community-based philanthropies, and more. Additionally, I had the chance to serve on the Cross President’s Council composed of student leaders across all Ross programs where we guided Ross-wide policies and initiatives surrounding student involvement, recruitment, and mental health. Despite the one-year length of the MAcc program, there are multiple ways to get involved early and meaningfully—all while building life lasting friendships and exploring the gem that is Ann Arbor.

Please feel free to reach out to chat or if you have any questions. I'm very much a resource for anyone looking to attend the MAcc Program, seeking to be a leader at Ross, or is curious about what it’s like to live and work in a city thousands of miles from where you're from (I'm from Los Angeles and working in Boston now). Go Wolverines and GO BLUE! 

EY, Assurance, La Jolla, CA

Undergraduate Education

University of California, San Diego

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Alumni ambassador
Career Interest
Undergraduate Major