Greensboro native Elizabeth Hinson chose accounting as a field of study at Appalachian because she likes helping friends save money and is detail-oriented.
The accounting program at Appalachian not only prepares students to score highly on the CPA exam, but it also helps students build their network and develop soft skills necessary to succeed in the work place.
Appalachian accounting majors have a CPA pass rate that exceeds the national and North Carolina averages.
Hinson explains the importance of small class sizes, an Appalachian State University hallmark, and how they contribute to the success of Appalachian students.
“Before starting college I probably would have said that I was fine with large classes but now I know that small classes allow you to build a relationship with your professors,” said Hinson. “Knowing your professor is not only beneficial in the event that you need help with an assignment, it also increases your motivation to do well in that professor’s class.”
After graduation, Hinson plans to work at a public accounting firm as a tax associate.