Cassandra Raffi has completed all of her undergraduate credits at Isenberg in just three years in order to graduate this spring. She has squeezed a lot in to her time here—participating in clubs, competing in case competitions, and completing internships. She has been so successful in her studies that she has spent her senior year serving as a teaching assistant for Principles of Financial Accounting, leading lab sections and holding office hours.
“Accounting often gets a bad rep among other undergraduate students,” Raffi says. “I try to make the subject more enjoyable and understandable. It’s especially rewarding when students who ask questions in the lab or attend my office hours show the progression from confusion to understanding!”
the tax and audit departments. “Over the course of the internship, I also had the opportunity to learn about a specialized group called Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services,” Raffi says. “The work completed by this group is more complex in nature, and assists clients with the accounting related to changes in GAAP, IPOs, divestitures, and complex accounting.” She’ll be joining the group again this summer, after graduation, as a Deals intern for PwC.
But Raffi isn’t done with Isenberg yet: She will stay on at the school next year to earn her Master of Science in Accounting degree, through which she’ll complete the 30 education credit hours she’ll need for CPA licensing.
“I’m passionate about accounting and find genuine interest in the subject,” Raffi says, adding that Isenberg’s accounting faculty and students have made her time at the school rewarding: “They’re well-rounded and cultivate an environment that is both academically challenging and enjoyable.”