Hear From Our Students
MYZAH TUILETUFUGA, BBA ACCOUNTING 2019
The SOM Accounting Program offered me so much more than a degree—it enabled me to
establish a career, develop my professional skills, learn from experienced professionals
and build connections with the accounting community.
For me, the most valuable thing I gained from the SOM Accounting Program is community.
Knowing that I am supported, cared for, and accepted for who I am creates a powerful
sense of belonging. This community has been the catalyst for my success and has motivated
me to persevere through challenging times. The program provides countless opportunities
for students to grow, learn and build invaluable relationships — you just have to
be willing to seek them out and take advantage of them.
RYAN ADICKES, BBA ACCOUNTING 2018
The SOM Accounting Program does an outstanding job of equipping students with the
skills they need to achieve professional success. I feel very lucky to have attended
a university where the faculty are committed to seeing their students thrive rather
than just earn a degree.
I can honestly say every accounting professor I encountered at UAF took the time to
get to know me on a personal basis and was genuinely interested in helping me thoroughly
learn the material in their classes – as well as figure out what I wanted to do with
my life afterward. Students would be hard pressed to find anything close to this level
of faculty commitment and personal involvement at any other accounting program.
The SOM Accounting Program gave me the skills and exposure I needed to obtain an internship
in the assurance department of the BDO USA, LLP Anchorage, AK office. This resulted
in an offer for full-time employment after graduation from them even though I was
still working on obtaining my bachelor’s degree. My education through the SOM Accounting
Program did a thorough job of preparing me for employment and the particular nuances
of public accounting in Alaska. In addition, the coursework has proven very beneficial
to me in taking the licensing exams required to earn a CPA license. I am very happy
to have attended the SOM Accounting Program and look forward to putting the skills
learned from it to use for the rest of my life.