Many students wonder what they are going to do after they graduate, but Melissa Muckle has a firm grasp on all those details. This 22-year-old Wolcott, CT, native will be a Staff Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers after she leaves Pace University. Melissa has the luxury of having a full-time job waiting for her because she interned with the firm through the help of the CO-OP and Career Services here at Pace.
Pace landed such an accomplished student because of the reputation the Accounting program has here. Melissa knew she wanted to study Accounting and found out that Pace’s 5-year Masters Program is extremely well-regarded. Currently, Melissa is completing the Masters in Public Accounting, while also minoring in Math. In order to keep her accounting skills sharp, she holds a position at Stolt-Nielsen as a Treasury Intern.
The Honors College was another reason that Melissa decided to come to Pace. The incentives that Honors provides, as the laptop, the extra scholarship, better classes, and the ability to pick classes before other students, helped make Melissa’s decision easier. Melissa also enjoys the Honors College events; her favorite event was the Shrek Musical on Broadway.
When not working or studying, Melissa enjoys spending time with her friends up at the Townhouses, where she currently resides. Living in the Townhouses has been Melissa’s favorite experience at Pace because of the bonds she has formed with her housemates and neighbors. She remains active by playing volleyball, which she played throughout her high school years. Another way she relaxes is by watching movies, her favorites being “Four Brothers” and “The Holiday.”
After she completes her five years at Pace, Melissa plans to move to Stamford, CT, so she can be closer to her future office at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also will seek to earn her Certified Public Accountant license.