Mary Olson

Name: Mary Olson

Graduation Date: August 2019

Undergraduate Institution and Degree: Virginia Tech, B.S. Finance

Favorite Place in Charlotte: Freedom Park

Hometown: Leesburg, VA

Dream Job: Accounting Professor

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What degree did you pursue and why?

I pursued a Master of Accountancy degree in order to sit for my CPA exams and start a career in public accounting.

Why did you choose the Belk College of Business over others?

I chose Belk College of Business because of the high pass rates for CPA exams and the reputation for job placement.

What was the best part of your academic experience?

The best part of my academic experience was the professors.  They effectively taught challenging material and set me up for success in my career outside of the classroom.

How would you describe the Belk College of Business to someone considering a master’s program?

The Belk College provides you with the tools you need to be successful in and out of the classroom.  The professors provide valuable insight into how the curriculum will apply in your future career because many of them have real-world experience in their field.

Anything else you want to share that may help readers learn about Belk College graduate programs?

The Belk College graduate programs are committed to the success of their students.  They invest a lot of time in recruiting and working with you to find your personal brand and teach you how to market yourself to future employers.  The College works hard to build relationships with businesses around Charlotte improving future business opportunities for students.