The Hofstra Class of 2015 is ready. Focused on the future. Prepared. Learn more about how Hofstra helped them get there. At Hofstra University, students are dynamic, diverse and driven to succeed. They explore their interests both inside and outside the classroom, by getting involved in community service, professional internships or scholarly research. And when you ask them about the future, they’ll tell you: “I Got This.” Meet Abby Singley, a Zarb School BBA, of the Class of 2015 and find out why.
Abby Singley knew she wanted a private, midsize suburban university that offers a variety of academic programs. She found that and so much more at Hofstra. “On paper, Hofstra was exactly what I was looking for. … When I actually visited the campus, I really got a sense that Hofstra cares about its students, and the student body struck me as being quite friendly.” She was interested in accounting but unsure about pursuing it as a career. Her uncertainty didn’t last long. “Once I took [Accounting 101], the material really clicked with me …. There’s a big emphasis on interpersonal skills, and there also are many opportunities outside of accounting once you have your CPA.”
For Abby, CPA certification is within arm’s reach. She was accepted into Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business dual degree BBA/MS accounting program, which will give her the required 150 semester hours for certification. She graduated with a BBA this May and will receive an MS in May 2016.
Abby participated in two mentorship programs at major firms last summer. She was offered internships from both and will complete one this summer at the firm of her choice. She’s also been part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, helping low- to moderate-income Long Island residents and international students at Hofstra prepare their tax returns. On campus, she is a teaching assistant in the Hofstra University Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business and a peer tutor for various business courses, and she serves as vice president of Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honor Society). “I honestly couldn’t be happier with my school selection.”
Abby’s story isn’t unique – 98 percent of 2012-2013 Frank G. Zarb School of Business undergraduate degree recipients who completed our graduation survey (or other reliable source) reported that they were employed or have started or were planning to start graduate school within one year of graduation.