Q:What skills are you building at D’Amore-McKim that you will use in your future career?
A:I had the opportunity to improve both my technical and interpersonal skills through working with dedicated professors and in engaging team environments.
Q:How has the abbreviated, 7-month length of the program benefitted your career progression?
A:The abbreviated length of the program accelerated my career—I was offered an internship position in the spring semester and have now accepted a full time position. I don’t think it would have been possible to gain as much experience as quickly as I was able to if the master’s program had been longer in duration.
Q:How has your learning experience been impacted by the combination of distinguished scholars and lead practitioners in their field working as professors for the program?
A:It was great to work with dedicated professors who had experience outside of teaching. Many of them brought valuable insight from their experiences outside of the classroom.
Q:Why did you choose D’Amore-McKim?
A:I chose D’Amore-McKim because of the Boston location and strong reputation of the program. I was living in the northwest corner of Indiana for 4 years so being able to enjoy a city environment was a nice change. Additionally, the fast-paced nature of the program was very appealing.
Q:What would you say to a prospective student considering D’Amore-McKim for their business degree?
A:The program can be challenging from a time management perspective. As soon as we began the program, it became apparently that keeping up with our federal taxation course was going to be a daily endeavor. My advice is to be prepared to challenge yourself and keep up with the accelerated schedule.
Q:Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A:I see myself as a manager at a family office-style tax firm. I hope to get my CPA within the next 1-2 years and grow within my current company, CBIZ MHM, where I work mainly with high net worth individuals.