Join the Graduate School of Professional Accounting's admissions team to learn more about the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs. This interactive session is an excellent opportunity for you to explore our programs further and ask any questions you may have—including how to apply—in an informal setting.

Whether you are an accounting major looking to earn your master's degree, or a college graduate with an academic or professional background in a different industry, D'Amore-McKim offers advanced degrees that will equip you with the skills you need to be successful.

Some of the frequently discussed topics that we may address during this chat:

  • MS in Accounting vs. MS in Accounting/MBA: See which program fits you best.
  • Application process: Find out what the admissions team looks for in an applicant.
  • Careers in accounting: Learn about the requirements for the CPA exam and how our programs will prepare you for it.

At the event, you'll meet…

Julie Chasse

Julie Chasse is the Director of the Graduate School of Professional Accounting. She oversees the graduate accounting programs and leads student success initiatives. In her role, Julie manages student recruitment for the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs. To ensure that our students gain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in accounting, Julie assembles and runs an Advisory Board with leaders from the Big 4 and global accounting firms to review and optimize the curriculum.

Julie drives efforts that enable our students to accomplish their professional ambitions and our employer partners to fulfill their talent acquisition goals. Her team works closely with employers to organize on-campus recruiting events, including information sessions, networking events, and interviews. Julie also mentors students individually for tailored career planning.

Prior to working at Northeastern University, she taught accounting at Des Moines Area Community College. She managed the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program on campus in conjunction with United Way, supporting over 200 low and middle-income individual returns filed annually. Before coming to academia, Julie worked at EY, culminating in her role as a tax manager. As a CPA, she advised clients on federal and state & local tax, and was responsible for income tax accounting, compliance, and consulting projects.

Kellianne Frankel

Kellianne Frankel is a recruiting specialist in graduate admissions, she develops strategies to bring awareness to the unique features and benefits of the Graduate School of Professional Accounting programs. As part of her role, she manages new student recruitment and the admissions process for the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs.

Before working with the Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Kellianne began with D'Amore-McKim in 2018 as an operations assistant for graduate admissions. She supported the Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and specialty master's programs with application processing, marketing fulfillment, event planning, and prospective student outreach.

Prior to coming to Northeastern, Kellianne held roles in public relations and marketing, working with clients in the travel and tourism and consumer products industries, including Princess Cruises, Bermuda Department of Tourism, Bioré, and Bath & Body Works.

Claire Rigaud is a Franco-American storyteller and photographer. She was profoundly shaped by her childhood in a bilingual and multicultural family on Long Island, New York, and Angers, France. As an undergraduate at Providence College, she studied mathematics and public and community service. Her persistence and ability in problem-solving, coupled with her love of mathematics, ultimately led her to pursue a career in accounting.

She sees immense value in the opportunity for real-world learning and professional experience through the corporate residency in the MSA/MBA program at Northeastern. Claire is committed to social and environmental justice and looks forward to working with a firm to create a positive impact in the world. With her lifelong love for learning and passion for education, Claire aspires to someday share her knowledge and expertise with future generations of CPAs.

In her free time, Claire works on personal projects involving photography and writing, goes hiking, and sings. In addition to her contributions as a CPA, she aspires to publish short stories in both English and French.

MS in Accounting/MBA student portrait

Jessica Yu grew up in the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, an hour north of Boston. Born in Mississippi, Jessica was the first American-born child of South Korean immigrants. Growing up, Jessica developed a passion for sports. She started playing rugby at the age of sixteen and was on the University of Massachusetts Lowell team, where she served as captain of the team for three years. Upon graduation, Jessica continued to play and had the opportunity to try out for the USA Eagles National Rugby team. However, an unfortunate and grueling knee injury ended her rugby career. Jessica began working for the Massachusetts Society of CPAs where her main role was to promote the accounting profession and fuel the pipeline of CPAs. In the process, she found her passion and enrolled in the MSA/MBA. Jessica remains grateful for the experiences she collected from rugby and strongly feels that the skills she learned from the sport have successfully translated into her professional career. Six knee surgeries later, Jess remains active by weightlifting, bodybuilding, and hiking.