Published 06/25/13

Eva Mahan ’13: Building a foundation for success one internship at a time

Major: Accounting
Minor: Economics
Path: Bryant University, Master of Professional Accountancy, expected graduation: December 2013; tax associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, expected start: January 2014

“Bryant has taught me the importance of hard work and dedication. It has provided the foundation to set goals for myself and determine the things in life that are most important to me. Bryant gave me  the keys to success,” says Eva Mahan ’13 who graduated in May, and went straight into Bryant’s full-time Master of Professional Accountancy program.

"Bryant provided the foundation to set goals for myself."

Mahan already has a position waiting for her when she graduates from the master’s program in December. She will start her career as a tax associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in January 2014 – a position she earned as a two-time intern with their tax department in Boston.

She credits the Amica Center for Career Education for her success in landing the internships.

During her junior and senior years, Mahan researched nonprofit organizations’ strategies as part of her Honors Program capstone project. She worked with the American Cancer Society to analyze which college-level Relay for Life events were the most successful.

“It was amazing to work on a project that had an impact on such a great organization as the American Cancer Society. It helped reaffirm my desire to have an even greater impact on finding a cure for cancer. Someday, I hope to start my own nonprofit organization that provides assistance and support to families with children suffering from cancer. The capstone project was my first step in achieving this goal.”