We are thrilled to introduce Evangeline Agum, a senior at Kent State University, as the recipient of a $500 college scholarship from Kaiser Consulting. Evangeline will graduate this December with her bachelor's degree in accounting.
Having found her passion for the accounting profession, Evangeline plans to immediately continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree in accountancy. She also plans to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination and become a licensed CPA.
Evangeline accepted her academic scholarship from Kaiser Consulting while attending The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) 3rd Annual Women, Wealth and Wellness Conference, held virtually on July 22, 2021.
In its ongoing goal to support today's students who are the CPAs of tomorrow, The Ohio CPA Foundation (Foundation) once again invited several outstanding accounting students, including Evangeline, to attend the annual conference as guests of the Foundation.
Presented by the OSCPA’s Women’s Initiative Committee, the conference provides resources and inspiration for women to overcome setbacks on the path to success and build their ideal life and career.
Evangeline found the conference encouraging and insightful as she is beginning her career in the accounting profession. When asked what receiving the scholarship means to her, Agum replied:
“I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the scholarship from Kaiser Consulting. Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed me to progress my career by funding my education efforts. With the help of your scholarship, I will be able to graduate debt-free with my bachelor's degree and fund part of my graduate program as well. This has relieved the financial burden from my family, and I am so grateful.”
In addition to pursuing her master’s degree and CPA licensure, Evangeline aspires to work in the audit practice for one of the Big Four public accounting firms in Cleveland, Ohio. Within the next ten years, she hopes to be contributing to the firm she works for and servicing her clients in the role of partner.
Evangeline recently completed an undergraduate public accounting internship where she explored rotations in tax, assurance, and technology consulting.
“The opportunity to explore the career choices available to me through different service lines was beneficial in deciding my future aspirations and giving me the real-life experience to build my technical and soft skills,” Agum said.
Throughout her undergraduate career, Evangeline has sought opportunities to lead and mentor others. She currently serves as president of the Undergraduate Student Government, where she oversees and allocates funds to student organizations and campus activities.
She also tutors her fellow Kent State University students in financial and managerial accounting, assists with academic advising appointments, and works with prospective and incoming students as a campus ambassador and member of the Welcome Team.
“It is a pleasure for Kaiser Consulting to present Evangeline with this scholarship as she pursues her higher education goals," commented Hilary Dodson, CPA, CGMA, Shareholder and Managing Director of Client Service at Kaiser Consulting. "She has a passion for learning about the accounting profession, excelling in her studies at Kent State University, and exploring the variety of career paths available to her as a CPA.”
“Our firm realizes the importance of strengthening the accounting profession’s talent pipeline and welcomes the opportunity to empower Evangeline as a young woman dedicated to becoming a CPA and a contributing member of our profession.”
The entire team at Kaiser Consulting is grateful for the opportunity to help support Evangeline’s dream of becoming a CPA and partner in an accounting firm. We wish her much success in her academic and career endeavors as a rising leader in the accounting profession.
If you are a student navigating your journey to become a CPA, please visit the American Institute of CPAs dedicated website, ThisWayToCPA. This helpful website provides the clarity and direction you need to reach your destination as an aspiring CPA.