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Mariel Reyes

Mariel Reyes

MSA'16

"The 6-month program is a perfect fit for me because I am able to complete it right after finishing my undergraduate degree in accounting and just in time for busy season."


Q: What skills are you building in the D'Amore-McKim MSA program that you will use in your future career?

A: The skills I am building in the D'Amore-McKim MSA program include how to conduct research,translate findings in a clear and complete way and the use of data analytics in decision-making. As a future audit associate, I feel these skills will be useful when answering technical questions from clients and colleagues, and when performing tests on financial reports and internal controls.

Q: What would you say to a colleague considering enrolling in the MSA program?

A: The program is challenging at times but is collaborative in that class discussion is kindly welcomed and group assignments are abundant. You will never be alone in the program and will have plenty of time to share perspectives. The coursework covers many topics in a short period of time so it is important to stay focused.

Q: Why did you choose the D'Amore-McKim MSA?

A: I choose D'Amore-McKim because of its relationship with employers and its timetable. Northeastern’s corporate network is extensive including most of the top accounting firms, who are very familiar with the work ethic of the university’s students and alumni. The 6-month program is a perfect fit for me because I am able to complete it right after finishing my undergraduate degree in accounting and just in time for busy season.

Q: What has been your biggest take-away from earning your MSA at Northeastern so far?

A: The university really helps you out as a student and a professional. I have been able to understand how accounting relates to different business entities. I feel more prepared now than before the program to make decisions relating to accounting issues.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

A: In 5-10 years I see myself in an audit role as a manager or principal for a public accounting firm.


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"At D’Amore-McKim, there is a drive for every student to find a career path that is right for them and for all students within the MSA program to pass the CPA exam during the program or soon after."— Ryan Brennan, MSA'16

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