Zheng Nie (BA Accounting ’16) has wanted to study accounting since she was very young.
“When I was little, I always listened to my mother reading her accounting books at home. I asked her a lot of questions, and I learned how to manage and record money’s inflow and outflow. I applied this knowledge and did a good job of managing and saving money when I was planning the graduation trip for my high school class,” Nie said. “I decided to learn more about accounting in college and hoped to save money for more people and companies in the future.”
After leaving China to spend her senior year of high school in Arizona, Nie decided to move north for college.
“I always wanted to learn about different cultures and to challenge myself in new places where I didn’t know anybody,” she said. “I knew the Broad College has a good reputation in academic and career advising, so I chose the Broad College.”
As a freshman, Nie joined the Multicultural Business Students. She is currently the treasurer of the organization, and she will be the secretary next year.
“Before I became involved in MBS, I had no idea about what corporate America was like, not to mention finding a job in America. Then I went to every MBS general meeting and listened to the company representatives talking about their real business life,” Nie said. “I began to learn to build up my résumé, to network with recruiters, and to get involved in various activities to build up professional skills.”
Nie participated in the annual Multicultural Business Programs Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame Case Competition this spring, and her team won first place for their presentation on W.E.B. DuBois. Nie says the experience taught her a great deal about public speaking and helped her to gain confidence about speaking English.
According to Nie, another valuable resource within the Broad College is the Lear Career Services Center, which provided her with useful interviewing practice. She is also grateful for the networking opportunities that the Broad College creates with recruiters.
“The recruiting events give me the chance to get to know different companies and network with professionals,” Nie said. “They also help me to find out what companies I would love to work for in the future and to find an internship with them.”
After graduation, Nie plans to pursue her master’s degree at Broad and pass the CPA exam during the program. She hopes to eventually work for Deloitte LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, or KPMG.
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