Mariam Metti’s business career began in high school. As CEO of a corporation simulation activity in her economics class, Metti (BA Accounting ’15) oversaw the selling of snacks to other students in the school.
“I really enjoyed the leadership aspect as well as working as a team to accomplish a goal,” Metti said. “Ever since then, I knew I wanted to study business.”
However, she didn’t know which field of business she wanted to study until she took Introduction to Financial Accounting at Michigan State University.
“I wholeheartedly loved every part of that class,” she said. “The logic of accounting is very interesting to me, and every time I learn something new I start to love it even more. It’s kind of like a puzzle, and it always makes you feel good when you finally figure it out. I also enjoy the fact that you can directly impact people’s businesses in a positive way. Working as an auditor, which is my goal, you get the opportunity to work as a team and help people make their businesses more successful, which I would love the opportunity to do.”
Metti chose the Broad College of Business over other business schools because she was accepted into the Residential Business Program.
“I felt that this opportunity would be the best fit for me since it gets you started early with getting to learn networking and communication skills, along with giving you exposure to companies,” she said.
During the summer after her sophomore year, Metti interned with Plante Moran in their internal accounting group.
“Throughout my internship, I got to work just about every internal accounting department—for instance, treasury, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and the general ledger, to name a few,” she said. “It’s really cool that I constantly get to connect what I learn in the classroom with things that I got to experience in my internship.”
Metti is currently working for Career Services, and she is involved in student organizations such as Multicultural Business Students, the National Association of Black Accountants, Native American and Hispanic Business Students, and the Women in Business Students’ Association.
“I have been a part of the Women in Business Students’ association since I was a freshman, and I have loved every minute of it,” Metti said. “Being a member of WBSA as a freshman helped me gain very important networking skills, along with giving me an opportunity to meet people with the same interests and goals.”
After graduation, she plans to pursue her master’s degree at MSU and then return to Plante Moran to work as an auditor.
“The Broad College has given me multiple opportunities that have helped me toward my career goals,” Metti said. “The Broad reputation brings hundreds of employers that want to hire our students both full-time and for internships, making it extremely easy to find employment. The opportunities and the places you could go at Broad are endless, and it is truly an honor to be a part of it.”
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