Accounting Graduate Finds Formula for Success

It’s not often that you meet a 22-year-old who is passionate about accounting, but College of Charleston senior Emily Wiesler really lights up when she starts talking numbers and data.

“It’s really difficult to say you’re excited about accounting and people take you seriously,” she laughs.

When Wiesler first started at CofC, she enrolled in a few computer science courses when one of her professors encouraged her to take an accounting class. Numbers spoke to her as another language.

“You follow the formula and the systems and everything ends up where it’s supposed to,” she says.

Wiesler, who is a student in the Honors College, is graduating this week with a major in accounting and two minors in data science and business language in French.

When she came to the College, she knew she wanted to study abroad. When Wiesler was at orientation, she stopped by the French department where she met a student who was working in France over the summer, and Wiesler decided right then and there that she was going to do the same.

In fact, her love of travel actually helped sway her to attend CofC. When her family visited the campus from Charlotte, North Carolina, she took into account that it was very close to an airport. And she made her goal of having an international experience a reality when, during her sophomore year, she landed an immersive summer business internship in Paris working for a small startup called GeoCap. Since then she’s had three internships at different accounting firms working in assurance and auditing.

To read more about this story, check out the full article by Erin Perkins at The College Today. Photo provided.

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