My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of New Haven………..achieved back in the stone ages, shortly after the dinosaurs walked the earth. Seriously I received such a good education at the University of New Haven that I passed the CPA exam as soon as I graduated, passed it all in one sitting, all of it, all at once. I returned to the University of New Haven for an MBA to round out my education.
I have taught at the University of New Haven since 2001, first as a practitioner in residence and then as a full time lecturer. I teach Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting as well as the Accounting Information Systems courses. I love teaching at the University of New Haven because I have so many engaged students and the classes are much smaller than other colleges.
I advise accounting majors as well as being the community advisor, the advisor who is available when the student can’t find theirs. I not only help students pick the courses they need but also direct them in using their electives to their best advantage, to achieve additional credentials, like a minor in Psychology or a certificate in Investigative Services. I also provide career advising in the many different career opportunities there are in accounting.
I can weld. I can pretty much fix anything.
Look for a school that feels right, has enough of the characteristics that you want. No school is perfect but some will come close. Decide first on big school/small school and go from there. Look for a school that will let the student take courses in the major as early as possible, just in case he/she decides they don’t like it you have not wasted 2 years getting there.
I love the fact that I can get to know the students, their names, their interests.
Many courses are taught by practitioners who bring the outside world, the real business world, into our classrooms.
More than 30 years as a practicing CPA in this part of CT means I have tremendous contacts all over the state. Those contacts are invaluable when it comes time for an internship or a job opportunity.