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Anna Zhao

Undergraduate School/Degree

NC State University, B.S. Accounting and Business Administration

Background – where are you from originally?

Raleigh, NC

Past work/leadership experience/activities in college

  • Assistant manager at Panda House Chinese restaurant
  • Intern at Bluesky Solutions, Allscripts & KPMG
  • VP of Internal Audit Student Club

What type of job would you like to have after completing the MAC Program?

After graduation I will be working for KPMG as an Audit Associate.

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

If you’re in undergrad at NCSU and want to go into public accounting, join the AIR program and attend all events, and apply to all firms. Attend Meet the Firms. If you can, take some classes in the summer. Six classes in the fall to me is very rigorous. Sometimes spending less time on homework that’s not worth much can save you time to do work on ones that are worth a lot in terms of overall grade.

Why did you choose the NC State MAC Program?

The program and its administrators provided scholarship opportunities, which made the program more affordable. I was familiar with the staff at NCSU and they are all very humble and caring.

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

Learning how to balance the workload and manage my time more effectively.