News from the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy
First Grad Student Orientation Held
The Adkerson School of Accountancy held its first graduate student orientation in early June, just before these students in the Master of Accountancy and Master of Taxation programs began their coursework.
“The recommendation for this event came from our Student Advisory Council,” notes ASAC Director Shawn Mauldin. “The response was positive. We were able to cover our expectations of graduate students and to answer any questions they had.”
Students were welcomed by Mauldin and introduced to faculty members, and they heard from ASAC Academic Coordinator Trina Pollan, Cheryl Chamber of MSU’s Speaking Center and Kurtis Williams, a representative of CPA Exam prep company Becker. A panel of very recent graduates shared their own experiences in the programs and how they had begun their careers; some had already begun taking portions of the CPA Exam as well. Later in the day, those selected as graduate assistants participated in a further orientation that acquainted them with their duties and trained them in the recording of online classes.