Master of Accountancy ’19
Hometown: Seongnam, Korea
Hobbies: Playing piano (classical music), cooking Asian and American-style foods, and video editing
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If you could tell your past-self one thing before you started grad school, what would it be?
Be prepared for the workload. The workload in grad school is completely different from undergrad, and requires a lot of time management and dedication.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Be prepared to network. One of the best things about grad school is the opportunity to network and make connections with industry professionals. Daniels Career Services hosts a variety of meet and greets with companies, as well as information sessions, industry panels and career fairs. You can work with Daniels career coaches to prepare your elevator pitch and refine your networking etiquette so that you can be more effective during these recruiting events.
What is your favorite thing about living in Denver?
I love the people. When I first arrived in Denver, I received a lot of help from people walking the streets. They were willing to help me find great restaurants and places to visit. I love living in Denver.
Why did you choose Daniels for your graduate business degree?
I wanted to pursue a graduate business degree in order to meet the CPA exam requirements. The Master of Accountancy program at Daniels is well recognized and established, and the program has one of the highest CPA pass rates in the nation. I believe this degree will not only prepare me for the CPA exam, but also benefit my future career as an accountant.
Is there a particular experience at Daniels that really stands out?
The new graduate student orientation, called Daniels Launch, really stands out. I was able to make connections with students and professionals while learning valuable skills, such as networking etiquette and posture, elevator pitches and setting up a LinkedIn account.
Are you involved in any clubs or students groups?
I’m an officer with Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. I’m also co-director of Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) at DU, which is a program for students to gain experience preparing tax returns, or in the case of international students, dealing with foreign student tax returns and treaties.