Hello everyone! My name is Kirsten An and I am currently a junior majoring in Accounting at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business here at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). I graduated from
Frederick Community College and had wanted to stay close to home, and USG was the perfect fit! The campus is just the perfect size to never get lost and you can meet so many people and share classes with them throughout the semester while growing as a person through volunteering, internships, and more.
Born and raised in Maryland, I absolutely love this state, and hope to live and work here following graduation. In high school I had no idea what I wanted to do, I went from thinking of majoring in a foreign language to majoring in statistics, but taking classes at a local community college really helped to steer me to the path I am on now, and for a much lower cost too! And now that path has led me to USG, and it is a choice I do not regret, and I hope everyone reading this will have a blast here on campus!
This past summer I interned at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in the areas of accounting, and hope to intern at accounting firms in the local area in Maryland. USG is incredible at providing opportunities for students of all majors to explore their interests and career paths, and I would love to share my experiences with everyone with the hopes that any bit of information, no matter how small, will be of help.
I wish everyone the best of luck this semester! If you see me around on campus, please feel free to say hello 🙂