Former External Relations Chair
- What was your involvement with PAS?
I was a member from 2018 – 2019. In the summer of 2019, I became the External Relations Chairman (ERC) and focused on connecting our organization’s members with a multitude of public accounting firms. My main goal was to bring as many opportunities as possible to our members and it was extremely satisfying to see so many of our members receive offers from companies that normally did not recruit at UHD. The leadership experience I gained and the leadership team we had was unbelievable! I keep in contact with most of them and even work with our former President!
- Where are you now?
I graduated in May 2019 with a double major in accounting and finance and enough hours to start sitting for the CPA exam. Currently, I am working as a staff auditor for a public accounting firm called Melton & Melton, where we specialize in mid-sized construction, oil & gas, and hedge fund audits in and around the Houston area.
- Is there any advice you would like to share with our members?
Start looking for those internship and full-time opportunities early! You do not want to wait until your last semester to begin your job search! Accounting firms start looking for candidates as early as a year before the start date of internships. Leverage your resources at the Career Center, PAS meetings, your fellow students, professionals you meet at networking events/presentations, LinkedIn, and career fairs! Professionals in the accounting field are usually eager to help so do not be afraid to reach out and ask for advice or help in getting an opportunity you worked so hard to earn!