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Accounting Alumna, Allison Cole, shares her experiences while attending Metropolitan State. She chose the accounting program at Metropolitan State because of the small class size, the lower cost, and the class times that fit into her schedule.

What did you like best about attending Metropolitan State?

I chose the accounting program at Metropolitan State because of the small class size, the lower cost, and the class times that fit into my schedule. I was able to narrow down what I wanted to do with my career by talking to my teachers who had a wide variety of work experience and with other students who worked in the accounting field.

Did Metropolitan State aid in potential job prospects?

I landed an internship doing what I wanted and had multiple job offers by the time I graduated!

More about Allison...

Cole is now a local government auditor with the State of Minnesota. Her studies at Metropolitan State were also punctuated and complemented with deep involvement with the university community. She was a commencement speaker at her fall 2016 graduating ceremony. She was a student worker for the university Library and Learning Center and also the Marketing and Communications Department. She then became an intern with the Minnesota Office of the State Auditor.

Cole is often recognizable as the “face of Metropolitan State,” with her image featured on numerous “We’re So Metro” billboards and signage throughout the Twin Cities metro area to promote the university. She is now a member of the University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Metropolitan State’s accounting major provides its students with a strong foundation for any career and enables them to articulate business objectives to ensure financial sustainability.
Students learn from faculty with extensive accounting experience, and gain the skills
needed to succeed in either the private or public sector.

Study accounting at Metropolitan State and position yourself for diverse career opportunities in:

  • Public accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Audit accounting
  • Taxation
  • Accounting systems
  • Financial management

Learn more about Metropolitan State’s accounting program.

  • Graduating Year
    2016
  • Majors And Minors
    Accounting
  • Employer
    State of Minnesota