Meet Alex Singleton

Student Profile

What is your major? 

Accounting with a concentration in Information Systems. Minor in Criminology.

What is your graduation year? 

Spring 2021

Where is your hometown?

Charlotte, NC

What organizations are you involved in while being a student? 

I am currently involved with the National Association for Black Accountant (NABA). Furthermore, I am a Resident Advisor for Sullivan Residence Hall. Additionally, I volunteer with Pensa Multicultural Campus Ministry. Also, I am an active member of the University Scholars Program. I am a current member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, which is an honorary society I was inducted into in December. I previously was an Orientation Leader with New Student Programs. On the wellness side of my life, I am an active hip-hop dancer and leader for Just Cuz Crew on campus (student organization hip-hop dance team). My leadership position on the team is the Social Chair. I handle outreach, communication, and social media accounts for my organization.

What internships have you had while being a student at NC State? 

I have not had an internship yet due to my status as a second-year student in college. However, I will be studying abroad this summer in the Poole Global Shanghai, China program.

What are your current plans for your preferred future career? 

I plan to become a forensic accountant and ultimately work for a federal agency such as the FBI, NSA, or other government agencies in investigating and preventing white-collar and other financial crimes.

Why did you choose NC State and Poole College for your education?

I choose NC State and the Poole College of Management because I wanted to have an education that was driven by innovation and forward-thinking. Furthermore, I specifically choose the Poole College of Management because of the focus of data-driven decision analysis. I loved the fact that technology is heavily implemented and utilized in the Poole curriculum because technology is such a critical and interesting component in modern-day business. This reason is one of the main deciding factors for why I will concentrate in Information Systems for Accounting. Another main reason why I choose NC State was that of the global connections the University has with other universities across the world. The element of college that most excited me when deciding to attend college was studying abroad. NC State provided me with the means and connections to make my dreams of studying abroad come true. I am so excited to travel to China this summer because I have always had an interest in understanding social and business relations between the United States and China. Poole Global has given me the opportunity to fully unlock my interest and to expand my perspective, which will benefit me in my future career if I have to travel and understand other countries interest. Overall, NC State and the Poole College of Management has given me the academic, social, and global aspects of college that I have always dream about.

How has your experience in your specific Poole program at NC State contributed to your professional achievements and successes so far?

My experience in the Accounting Department has been tremendously beneficial because it has challenged me and will adequately prepare me for my professional success upon graduation. One of the main events that the Accounting Department hosts each semester that is the most impactful to me is the Accounting Networking and Career Fair. This event gives the opportunity for Accounting student to converse with leading accounting firms on a more personal level and network to obtain potential internships and full-time offers upon graduation. I go to this event each semester and I enjoy every second of it because all the pressures of a regular collegiate career fair are not present at the Accounting Networking and Career Fair.

What will you miss most when you graduate?

I will mostly miss the connections I have established with my fellow PCOM peers.

What are a few of the most impactful classes/lessons you learned during your time at Poole?

The most impactful experience I have had was when Ms. Butler helped me plan my studying schedule and walked me through on how to be a successful student as an underrepresented, black student on campus. Ms. Butler during my first few weeks here at NC State went out of her way to make me feel valued and gave me resources to be a successful and active member on NC State’s campus.

What are your lasting impressions of your Poole College of Management Program?

Forward-thinking and data-driven.

What advice do you have for prospective Poole students?

The advice I have for a prospective Poole student is to be excited that you are coming to a college that values the student’s experience and be sure to utilize all the resources available to you as a Poole student. Furthermore, don’t hesitate to get to know your professors and fellow Poole peers because a meaningful relationship is more than likely to occur.

What do you believe is your most interesting accomplishment since starting at NC State/Poole?

I won the Kay-Yow Spirit of the Village award last spring for being an active and contributing member of the University Scholars Village.

What are your goals and plans for the future?

My goal is to be a forensic accountant and to form relationships with international interests such as China, in order to progress and enhance the current way international business is handled.