Master of Governmental Accounting fueled alumna's move up the ranks
Completed program: 2002
Current position: Acting Director, Office of Budget and Management, State of New Jersey
How the program helped her career: “I spent about a year and a half at the start of my career in private industry. What I found when I came to the Office of Budget and Management was that government accounting and accounting for private industry can be quite different.
The Master of Accountancy in Governmental Accounting allowed me to gain a new level of knowledge about what I was doing every day in my job. I started my career in government 22 years ago in the Office of Budget and Management, moving from staff member to supervisor to manager to assistant director, deputy director and now director. The program helped to give me that added edge and knowledge base to progress through the ranks.”
Highlight of the program: “The most important thing was learning from the experiences of the professors. The director of local government at the time was one of my professors. A former deputy treasurer was teaching some classes, and a previous state auditor was one of my professors. Learning from them was a huge honor. That’s what makes me feel so accomplished. I did so well in the program and learned from such highly respected individuals.”
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