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How the MAC Program Helped Prepare One Recent Grad for the Future

Recent MAC graduate, Erica Gales, shares about her switch to accounting in undergrad, challenges and highlights from the Jenkins MAC program and how she landed a job with her dream accounting firm.

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#NCStateMAC alumna Erica Gales found her passion at NC State, transitioning from biology to accounting after falling in love with an accounting class. 

The challenges of the MAC program helped her grow personally and professionally. Now, she’s prepared to step into the corporate world as an audit associate for @ey_us. 

“We were all family – and that’s probably the thing that stands out the most. Anytime I walked into the MAC lab or into the accounting department, it felt like home. Having that support system and knowing how much they cared about me as a person was definitely my favorite part,” said Erica.

➡️ Feel inspired by Erica’s story:

🎥 Watch how we kicked off the academic year at the #NCStateMAC Orientation @ncstatepoole, bringing together on-campus and online students to:

✅ Start building a community for life!

✅ Network with fellow students, alumni, faculty and staff

✅ Learn about the MAC program, expectations and resources

✅ Begin a journey of lifelong success in the accounting profession

✅ Start developing leadership and communication skills

Best wishes for a new academic year! #PoolePack
Meet Jessica Moran, an Associate Director of Academic Programs for the #NCStateMAC. Jessica shares five facts about herself:

📍I graduated from the program I now work for. I was in the MAC class of 2003. I love helping students reach their goals.

📍I am a third-generation @ncstatealumni. When I walk on campus, I often wonder what my grandfather would think of campus today compared to the 1940s when he was here.

📍I spent a summer in New Hampshire as a camp counselor for a horseback riding program. Most of the campers were from New York City and thought my southern accent meant I was from another country.

📍I’m learning to make bread in a bread machine I got from Goodwill!

📍I have a pit bull boxer rescue named Bandit. He is a gentle giant.

#PooleAlumniSpotlight #PooleStaffSpotlight
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