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Meet Accountancy Current Students and Alumni

 
 

Current Students

MS in Accountancy

Scott Litvin

Scott Litvin

“Simon sets you up for success from Day 1. The emphasis on networking helps you make those crucial connections to find your dream job. I have learned skills that will benefit me for my entire life.”


 
Han Wang

Han Wang

“The option to choose between the internship track and non-internship track was appealing to me. Before coming here, I researched many Simon alumni who were willing to share their experience at Simon. Their experiences were very attractive and unique, which made me want to experience it myself.”


 
 
 

Alumni

MS in Accountancy, Class of 2018

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Xiaosu (Sue) Huang

Advisory Associate (Contractor)
KPMG

“I was attracted by Simon’s academic reputation and high employment rate. Accounting professors here not only contribute to their own field of study, but are also great teachers. Courses here are designed to help you on the CPA exam, and the CPA pass rate of Simon Accountancy students surpasses the national average.”


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Zixuan (Abigail) Shen

Junior Analyst
Accenture

“I still remember that after I received the offer from Simon, some newly-admitted students established a WeChat group. We communicated with each other in the group and there were seniors talking about their own experience and their job search process. I personally benefited a lot from this. It is not easy to find a group of motivated and helpful peers. Simon has it.”


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Jiawei (Christina) Song

Leadership Experience Program Trainee
Mars

“The well-designed curriculum of Accountancy program not only better prepares me for the CPA exam, but also enables me to think more critically and comprehensively as an accounting professional. The great CMC, strong alumni connections, and various kinds of student activities also attracted me to Simon.”


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Paul Wehner

Risk Assurance Associate
PwC

“My favorite part of the Simon experience is not a single event but the overall experience every day. I’ve enjoyed learning from distinguished professors alongside bright and motivated students, getting to know other Simon students and alumni, and the ability to pursue personal, career/subject matter, and leadership interests through the various clubs on campus.”


 
 

MS in Accountancy, Class of 2017

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Yunjia (Christine) Gao

Assurance Experienced Associate
PwC

"The Fast Track Program really prepared me for job hunting with resume revisions, working on my cover letter, and networking tips with alumni. After the program, I really felt prepared and ready to face any challenges in my career development process."


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Sean Hickey

Tax Associate
PwC

“Everyone there and wants to make sure you're successful and that you accomplish your own goals. I feel that toward my other classmates and I want to help them out as much as I can, and I feel like they feel the same way toward me.”


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Naixin (Chris) Kang

Risk Advisory Staff
EY

“We have students from all over the world. We study together, we eat together, and we play together.”


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Yijun Li

EBA Investments

“The open sense of community is what I enjoy most about Simon. All the professors, faculty members and your classmates are all there for success. It’s definitely great because you have the opportunity to enhance your practical academic experience and be trained all around to keep pace with the blooming globalization for business work places today."


 
 

MS IN ACCOUNTANCY, CLASS OF 2017

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KAL TIRUNEH

Audit Senior Associate
Deloitte

"When I was researching schools, one thing I was looking for was the academic credibility. Also, community was very important for me. When I visited Simon I was pleasantly surprised by the support I received from the Admissions team, the students there, and by the diversity of the student body."


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WYATT BUERKLE

Audit Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

"To prepare for my interview with PwC I benefitted from multiple CMC resources, including: the MS Accounting Fast Track program, "Got Mock" interviews, practice sessions with the accounting student career advisor, the Simon Works platform, and multiple meetings and phone calls with my dedicated career advisor, Heidi Ames."


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AN LE

Senior Associate
CBIZ MHM, LLC

"Simon's team of dedicated faculty and staff ensures that you have the support and resources you need to navigate through the hurdles and meet your goals."


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CHRISTOPHER BURKE

Associate
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

"The curriculum at Simon was rigorous and thorough, which ultimately helped me prepare for the CPA Exam."


 
 

MS IN ACCOUNTANCY, CLASS OF 2014

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KATRINA PEACH

Senior Accountant
Procore Technology

"Accounting rules are constantly changing," Katrina says. "So the professors focus more on the theory and problem-solving models that will help us throughout our careers."


 
 

MS IN ACCOUNTANCY, CLASS OF 2013

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YIRAN (AMY) ZENG

Senior Auditor
EY

“Simon seems to cultivate students who decide on a career as professional accountant,” she says. “The smaller class sizes help ensure more interactions with professors and classmates.”


 
 

MS IN ACCOUNTANCY, CLASS OF 2012

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JOE GREENE

Senior Financial Analyst
Constellation Brands

"I wanted the accounting expertise, but I also wanted to expand my business network. To me there was no better place."


 

 
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