My trajectory to RSM US LLP (RSM) started during my time at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), studying for my undergraduate degree in business with a focus on accounting. I chose to attend UHD because they offered many night and online classes, which worked well with my schedule as a full-time employee and mom who managed her home independently. The one downfall was that internship opportunities were harder to come by because UHD was a smaller campus, and recruiters typically spent most of their time at the main campus.
To remedy this, I joined professional organizations like the Professional Accounting Society to infuse myself into accounting. Upon entering the society, I joined their board as secretary. During my time on the committee, I made it a goal to find recruiting opportunities for the group. We actively contacted accounting firms and invited them to engage with the society, one of which was RSM. RSM extended an invitation for 10 students to join them for dinner. I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend and enjoyed the conversation so much that I applied to RSM's internship program right away.