Tiffany is an undergraduate student majoring in Accounting and LEAD (law, ethics, and decision-making) and will graduate at the end of this semester in May 2023.
What is your favorite part of being an accounting student at Kelley?
My favorite part of being an accounting student at Kelley is taking courses with our brilliant accounting professors. All of the accounting professors I have had genuinely care about their students and have been kind and understanding by being an available resource and asking students how they have been doing. Whenever I am struggling in class, I know I can ask for additional guidance from them. Additionally, the professors go above and beyond to make the subject more interesting by being passionate and engaging during class. This makes it so much easier for me to learn and stay focused during classes.
Why did you choose to major in accounting?
I was fortunate enough to take a variety of business classes, including three accounting classes, in high school. Through that experience, I knew I wanted to go into business. However, while I was very good at accounting, I didn’t know if that would be the best fitting major and career path for me. After coming to IU and taking more courses at Kelley, I eventually realized that I was not only successful in my accounting courses but also enjoyed the content much more than in my other courses. After that, changing my major to include Accounting became an easy choice.
Drawing on your experiences, what advice would you give to future Kelley Accounting students?
My biggest advice to future Kelley Accounting students is to come to class and be prepared to soak up all the information that the professor goes through. Accounting is complex, and fully understanding the content can be challenging. However, working through examples and listening to how professors think through the problems is extremely helpful. There is truly no alternative. Additionally, tying in with that, other accounting students and professors have been extremely helpful resources. While it can seem intimidating, I recommend you step out of your comfort zone and reach out to the professor once and have at least one friend to ask questions!
What are your plans for the future?
I have accepted a full-time offer as an Audit Associate with PwC at their NYC office in their assurance practice. Further into the future, I am interested in working in corporate accounting, returning to academia to get my Master’s and Ph.D., and I eventually aspire to become a professor as well.
Please tell us about your favorite activities at Kelley and IU.
Some of my favorite campus activities include taking workout classes at the SRSC (my favorites are the cycling ones!), attending events at the IU auditorium, taking a walk around campus, and peer coaching students in managerial accounting under the KPC program.
What has been your favorite accounting class at Kelley?
There are so many great accounting classes offered at Kelley! Although I don’t think I can choose just one, some of my favorites are A311 and A312, the intermediate accounting courses, and A306 (A202 when I took it), the introductory managerial accounting course. I think this is mainly due to my amazing professors for those courses and being able to connect with them more one-on-one than in other accounting courses I have taken. I have also really enjoyed the accounting courses that I am currently taking as well.