Kiara Ramos-Malave—Audit Associate, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs, Bethesda, Md.
I am one step ahead of some other students who graduated with 130 credits. Employers definitely look for 150 credits during the hiring process. I would encourage new graduates to take the exam soon after graduation since most accounting firms have start dates in September, which allows ample time to study in the summer. Two things that influenced my decision to attend SU were the AACSB accreditation and the 150-hour option.