Cristine Cox '11: Internships, workshops led her to nation's capital
Cristine Cox’s association with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) began at an orientation program for international and multicultural students, where she got to know a PwC recruiter. She next served as a counselor for the PwC Accounting Careers Leadership Institute held on campus. There, she met Bryant alumni involved in the program. Their candid feedback made her want to learn more about PwC, so she secured an internship with the organization.
Today, as an associate in the advisory practice at PwC in the Washington, D.C., metro market, Cox is part of a group that works with federal government agencies to manage business issues that are important to them. “Working in teams and groups is a big part of what I did at Bryant – and exactly what the workforce is like,” she says. ”Having a strong business, accounting, and finance background allows me to really understand what is going on.”
“Working in teams and groups is a big part of what I did at Bryant – and exactly what the workforce is like."
Cox prepared to enter the workforce by attending presentations given by Bryant’s Amica Center for Career Education on topics such as résumés, cover letters, and interview skills. She also attended workshops geared toward seniors that she found extremely helpful.
“Many of the things I learned I still apply to my everyday life,” she says.
While a student, the Management major received several Bryant awards, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award and The George M. Parks Award, presented to a graduating senior whose leadership qualities have significantly enhanced the reputation of the University.
“My on-campus experiences are the reason I am the woman I am today,” says Cox. “I learned so much about myself, how I interact with others, how I can inspire and motivate others, and how I can learn from others.”