Nick earned bachelor’s degrees in ACIS and Finance from Virginia Tech and, given his career aspirations and love for the University, believed that the MACIS Program was a natural progression. He had also previously interned with KPMG in Norfolk, VA and, upon learning of its MADA Program and all the benefits it offered, decided to combine the two (VT MACIS and KPMG MADA Programs) with the goal of learning more about emerging technologies and how they can be applied to accounting and assurance.
When asked about his experience at Virginia Tech, he indicated that he “treasure[s] the relationships built with classmates and professors alike. Professors care about students’ education and always make time for one-on-one help as needed.” With respect to preparedness for his Spring internship with KPMG, he stated that “the statistics, tax, and investigative accounting courses helped immensely throughout the course of the internship. [Additionally,] the critical thinking and conceptual skills gained during the Fall semester helped bolster my confidence as a professional and gave me the tools needed to learn on the job.”
Nick had the opportunity to work with clients in a wide array of industries during his internship, and he is excited to get back to his hometown and be with his family again and learn as much as he can about his clients.