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Author: Andrea Young

May 17, 2022

Combining Technology and Human Interaction to Create an Audit Simulation

McKenizie Greene and her MAC student team performed an inventory observation audit during the spring semester without ever stepping inside a warehouse. How did they do it? With the help of Spark Plug Games, the MAC program created an audit simulation that felt like a real-life audit. 

May 6, 2022

Ready to Take on the Business World

Peyton Gilbert is ready to take on the business world and feels prepared and confident thanks to the knowledge and real-world experience gained in the Jenkins Master of Accounting Program. 

May 3, 2022

From Animal Science to Accounting

As an undergraduate animal science major at NC State, Sloane Patterson thought she would be working at a veterinary clinic. Instead, she will now be starting a full-time job at a public accounting firm after graduating from the Jenkins MAC program. 

Apr 8, 2022

Starting Over

As she prepares to graduate from the Jenkins MAC Program, Bibiche Bolobiongo reflects on her unlikely journey to NC State from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Mar 16, 2022

An Impact That Lasts Beyond Our Lifetime

Scott Showalter, Jenkins MAC program director, and his wife, Josie, have established an endowed scholarship, making an impact that will last beyond their lifetime. 

Mar 8, 2022

Giving Back to the Profession

Tim LaSpaluto, Jenkins MAC ’97, is able to give back to his profession as the Vice President of Finance for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. 

Feb 22, 2022

Finding Healing Through Accounting and Authorship

Suni Zmich graduated from the first MAC class in 1995. After a successful career in accounting she has started a new chapter as an author. 

Feb 14, 2022

The Power of STEM

MAC alumna, Shayista Syed (MAC ’20) finds long-term work in the U.S. thanks to the Jenkins MAC STEM designation. 

Feb 7, 2022

MAC Alum Has What it Takes to Succeed

Mike Owenby (Jenkins MAC ’96) has the drive, skill, focus, mental toughness and persistence to succeed in making Deloitte “the employer of choice” for talented accountants. 

Jan 10, 2022

Back to School: Former Teachers Launch Second Career in Accounting

Former North Carolina middle school teachers, Michael Cento (MAC ’17) and Sadie Lang (’22) were ready for a career change and found the right fit in the accounting profession.