Alumna Mehrunisa Syed with Professor Irfan Bora, director of the Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting Program.

Alumna's career success started with Master of Governmental Accounting

Mehrunisa Syed

Completed a Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting in 2017.

Job: Auditor, Office of Audit Services, Office of the Inspector General, New York City

The day to day: “We conduct independent audits of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, and to combat waste, fraud and abuse. I take great pride in my work as it really enables  me to help make a difference.”

The online factor: “The program was still a juggle with three children, but I could stay up late at night, and I didn’t have to commute to campus. That was really helpful. I had never taken a class online. Now, I don’t think I would do it any other way.”

Previous work experience: Ernst & Young

Her path into government: “Corporate accounting and government accounting are two completely different worlds. I started in the Office of the Inspector General as a Pathways Intern while I was in the Rutgers program. The Pathways Program allows students and recent graduates to gain access to federal government careers. Being enrolled in the Masters of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting was key to getting my career in the federal government. The program provided me with much-needed “government insight.” Most of my fellow classmates were government officials, and I learned a great deal from them through online discussions. It really boosted my confidence and prepared me well for the exciting journey ahead.”

-Susan Todd

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