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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Testimonials

Page address: http://cob.mnsu.edu/msa/perspectives.html

    Chad Hess

  • Originates from Luverne, MN.
  • In business for himself as a restaurant entrepreneur from 2006 through 2010.
  • Graduated from MSUM in 2013 with a BS in Accounting and entered the Master of Science in Accounting in January 2014.
  • Serves as information technology specialist and Grad Assistant in the College of Business.
  • Expects to graduate in December 2014.

    Rustam Zufarov

  • Transferred from Riverland Community College to MSUM to complete his BS in Accounting.
  • Served as President of the Accounting Club while at MSUM and accepted a tax internship at KDV in Bloomington, MN following graduation.
  • Passed the CPA exam following his internship and subsequently enrolled in the Master of Science in Accounting program at MSUM. He
  • Will start in an audit assignment at Deloitte, Minneapolis fall of 2014.

    Mike Wagner

  • Graduated with a BS in Accounting spring 2014 following an internship at Taylor Corporation in Mankato.
  • Served as a committee member to the Strategic Planning Committee for the College of Business during spring 2014.
  • Will be in the classroom teaching an entry level accounting class as a Graduate Assistant fall 2014.
  • Seeking an audit positon with a large accounting firm.

Sam Heidelk

"I entered the MSA program because I felt that it would better prepare me for the CPA exam as opposed to getting a second major. Following my undergraduate courses, I was primarily interested in working as an auditor. However, the MSA program offered courses that sparked my interest in tax accounting. Following graduation from the program, I interviewed at Big 4 firms for both tax and audit positions. I ended up accepting an offer for a tax position thanks to the experiences I received from the MSA program."