As an honors student majoring in accounting, I’ve been surrounded by faculty and staff who influence students to succeed. Appreciating my passion for community service, Dr. Paul Solomon, professor and director of Bay Path’s accounting programs, encouraged me to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in Greater Springfield. A great way to combine my two loves of accounting and volunteering, the experience enabled me to connect the dots from my classroom lessons to real-life application by preparing tax documents for low-income residents.
My college experience is enhanced by Bay Path’s vast opportunities for students. The One America intersession road trip is just one of the many programs that have molded me. I’ve seen first-hand the sites of American history and the issues that affect the lives of people residing in the Deep South and Mid-Atlantic states. The trips have brought me closer to my peers, and have shown me a glimpse of how I can make a difference.
Since enrolling at Bay Path, I’ve learned when an opportunity is thrown your way, you need to take it. When I reflect on my days here, I’m going to remember the opportunities this College has afforded to shape me into a successful professional and community advocate.
Following graduation, Molly will prepare for the Certified Public Accountant exam and pursue graduate studies. In addition to a career in accounting, she will continue her community service through volunteer efforts or elected office.
Molly currently serves as:President of Honors Council;President of Gaming Club; Vice President of the Accounting Association; Summer Intern for Maybury Material Handling; VITA Program Volunteer; Two-time One America Program Participant; Madagascar Representative for Model UN; Resident Assistant; Accounting Tutor and Student Admissions Representative