Nashiem Bryant

Undergraduate School/degree

Ferrum College, BS Accounting, BS Business Administration – Finance

Background – where are you from originally?

I am originally from York, Pennsylvania and moved to Charlotte, NC prior to my junior year of high school.

Past work/leadership experience/activities in college

  • Vice President of student government association (SGA)
  • President of the Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Executive board member of the Brother 4 Brother Mentoring Program
  • Resident Assistant (RA)
  • Accounting Club
  • Football
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
  • Lambda Sigma National Honor Society
  • Academic Resource Center – work study

What type of job would you like to have after completing the MAC Program? If you already have secured a job – where and what area?

I have already secured a job through the firm fellowship program with EY as an audit staff in the Charlotte office.

Do you have any advice or tips you would like to give prospective students looking at applying toMAC programs?

The advice I give to prospective students looking at applying to MAC programs would be to do your research on each program and when making their decision take time to think about it and consult with a trusted mentor, family members and friends. The most important advice would be to ultimately select a school where you can thrive, be challenged and improve upon your strengths and weaknesses.

Why did you choose the NC State MAC Program?

I chose the NC State MAC program because on my initial visit Professor Showalter and Mr. Graham gave the impression that the faculty and staff genuinely care about the students and their success. This impression was reinforced upon different meetings with Dr. Krawczy, Mrs. Concini and Mrs. Young. I feel comfortable in the program and think I will have success here.

What are your expectations while attending theMAC Program?

I expect to be challenged rigorously, while becoming equipped with all of the necessary tools and knowledge to overcome those challenges. I also expect to network and connect with all of the intellectuals who will be joining me in the program as my peers and classmates.

What are you looking forward to the most while in the Program?

I am looking forward to exceeding my own expectations the most while in the program. These expectations include personal growth, social growth and becoming more outgoing, as well as academic success. I believe these expectations are possible in the program because of the excellent professors, faculty members and the students joining the program.