Meet Osato! She’s a Nigerian-American who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and received her B.S. in Accounting from American University before coming to UVA for the M.S. in Accounting (MSA) program.
What made you decide to pursue a master’s in accounting at McIntire?
Jodi Leach grew up in Pueblo, Colorado, and graduated from Truman State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Accounting before joining the M.S. in Accounting Class of 2016. While in the program, Jodi served as a Graduate Assistant to the Marketing and Recruiting office.
Here’s more on Jodi’s story:
How do you know if the M.S. in Accounting is worth the additional time, cost, and effort?
According to Thomas Jefferson, our education doesn’t stop after graduation. In fact, as you may know, we refer to UVA students as “first years” instead of “freshmen,” “second years” instead of “sophomore,” and so on because Thomas Jefferson believed our commitment to learning merely begins at UVA and extends well beyond our time here. As UVA alumni, we preserve this tradition. Our dedication to a lifetime of learning continues in our work, research, travel, and everyday life after graduation.
Written by guest bloggers, 2016 M.S. in Accounting students JJ Zhang and Ivy Jin
After many late nights in the Comm School, hours spent writing that perfect McIntire-style memo, and a lot of fun in between, we finally graduated!
Graduation day began early, with many of us gathering at the Corner to share some laughs before our big day. It was fun to see some friends and family, and graduates wearing their caps, gowns, balloons, and smiling faces.
While all of the UVA 4th years soaked up the sun at beach week and the rest of the undergrads were already back in their hometowns for the summer, us M.S. in Accounting (MSA) students enjoyed our final week together in Charlottesville. While waiting for our families to arrive for graduation, we used our last few days together wisely. It was the perfect time to explore the parts of Charlottesville that we didn’t get a chance to do throughout the year. Our goal was not only to leave with a master’s degree, but with memories and friendships that will last forever.
This year has certainly included many highlights of our college experience. With all of the accomplishments of the Class of 2016, we wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who has helped us this year and made our time in Charlottesville so special.
This spotlight features the head honcho, the man of the year, our one and only M.S. in Accounting (MSA) Program Director and Professor: Roger Martin. Professor Martin instructed our Leading for Success in the Accounting Profession course last fall and Special Topics in Auditing course this spring. We’ve certainly enjoyed getting to know him as a professor, director, and mentor throughout our time here. We hope this blog will provide insight on his career and perspective on his life outside of McIntire. A special shout out to Professor Martin for allowing us to interview him!
6:45am on Saturday, April 30th is when it all began. For once, it wasn’t too difficult to wake up so early because everyone was so excited for the big day. Outfits were already picked out, coolers were waiting to be packed, and breakfast was ready to be eaten. Shout out to M.S. in Accounting (MSA) student Paige Hogan for cooking a delicious two-course breakfast for the students who live in the Flats!