“At Isenberg, I’ve participated in many valuable experiences both in the classroom and the workplace,” notes senior accounting major Marty Boyle ’15. “As a teaching assistant for the Freshmen Transitions and Dean’s Leadership Seminar courses, I’ve been entrusted with helping freshmen acclimate into Isenberg and develop core skills like resume and cover letter writing, networking, and business research,” adds the perennial Dean’s List student.
Last spring, Marty excelled as an assurance intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hartford, aiding auditors in their year-end financial audits of public companies. His internship was through the Isenberg accounting department’s Semester in the Profession Program, which allows accounting majors to intern with public accounting firms during the “busy season” in conjunction with a tailored course load. In a previous internship, with Isenberg’s Small Business Development Center, Marty participated in consulting sessions with small business owners. The meetings explored start-up ideas, financial planning, and social media optimization.
Marty knew a lot about experiential learning when he arrived at Isenberg: he spent his junior high-school year in Washington, D.C. as a page with the U.S. House of Representatives.
With his B.B.A. requirements completed at the end of 2014, Marty is pursuing an M.S. in accounting at Isenberg while studying for the CPA exam. After graduation, he will join PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C. In choosing Isenberg for his M.S. program, he notes that members of the school’s accounting faculty proved persuasive: “They were not only gracious with their time, but gave sound advice, direction, and assistance,” he says.