During Kellee’s undergraduate studies, she had several internships with KPMG that exposed her to various opportunities to expand her accounting skill set and learn more about the diversity within the accounting profession. She was very excited to learn of KPMG’s MADA Program, which ultimately led her to Virginia Tech. Per Kellee, “After attending a smaller school for my undergraduate education, it was nice to come to VT and experience Hokie nation.”
Kellee has found our MACIS Program to be challenging, while providing her with a breadth of knowledge that will help her succeed in a variety of sectors within the accounting profession. As previously indicated, KPMG MADA students attending Virginia Tech take courses on campus in the Fall, are with KPMG for a Spring internship and return to campus for the Summer to complete the Master’s degree. During her Spring internship with KPMG, she worked on clients wherein it was extremely helpful that she had prior exposure to IDEA and Excel. “Forensic & Investigative Accounting was the most valuable class during the Fall semester because it introduced me to the IDEA software and required the use of Excel and some of its many functions” stated Kellee. Of the courses taken following her Spring internship with KPMG, she has found Auditing Theory to be especially beneficial for her immediate career at KPMG.
Kellee was able to build relationships with KPMG engagement teams and clients during her Spring internship and is excited to complete her Master’s degree in ACIS at Virginia Tech and start her career full-time at KPMG.