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Bhavana Vasudevan, MSA '15

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Bhavana Vasudevan, MSA '15, will began her career in accounting with Anchin, Block and Anchin LLP, in New York City.

Academic reputation and connections with employers were the most important factors for Bhavana Vasudevan, BC MSA ’15, when she was searching for graduate programs. Bhavana graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2014, with an undergraduate degree in accounting. She decided to make an academic and professional investment in graduate education in order to achieve the required 150 credit hours and prepare to sit for the CPA exams.

While at Boston College, Bhavana found the group projects and encouraged class participation to be the most valuable aspect of the BC MSA program, “It forced me to come out of my shell and also allow me to practice my interpersonal skills, which are required on the job.” She also enjoyed learning from faculty with years of experience in the accounting field, “All of them have extensive experience and are able to link their experiences to what we are learning, so it makes the classes more interesting.” Beyond practical accounting skills, the BC MSA program taught Bhavana how to analyze real-world situations while being open and able to share her opinions.

Bhavana has accepted a full time position at the New York City public accounting firm Anchin, Block, and Anchin LLP upon graduation. She will be able to gain experience in both tax and auditing at Anchin, Block, and Anchin LLP before committing to one practice. She believes the Career Strategies Office was integral to securing this position. Bhavana took advantage of everything the Career Strategies Office had to offer - the public accounting career fair, employer meet-and-greets, and personalized networking and interview skill sessions. With exposure to recruiters and representatives at orientation, Bhavana was confident entering the program that she could secure a position upon graduation.

To future students, Bhavan recommends using the BC faculty to your advantage by asking questions and learning from their experiences.