Grads on the Move

Rosa Martinez

How did you land your position at Price Waterhouse Cooper?

I had an internship there before my last semester of college, and was offered a full-time job once I graduated.

Do you feel you received the kind of education you’ll need to be successful in your new job?

Yes, I think so. My professors were really good. They taught in a very interactive way, and that’s the way I learn best. The internships I did while at Post also really helped me grow by giving me a chance to apply what I was learning.

Did you think Post was affordable and provided a good return on your investment?

Well, I applied to 17 colleges and Post gave me the most financial aid. I also wanted small classes. So, I got exactly what I wanted and was able to do it affordably. I also got a really good job, which is why I went to college in the first place.

Post University December 2008 graduate Rosa Martinez receives a Connecticut Society of CPAs Merit Award from John Turgeon, CPA and President of the CSCPA.  The award is given to the highest graduating accounting senior at each 4-year college/university in CT.  Rosa accepted the award on May 18th, and is now employed at Price Waterhouse Cooper. 

Other than financial aid, why did you choose Post University?

I chose Post because it was somewhat far and somewhat near to home. It also had small classes, which I really wanted. I knew I wanted one-on-one interaction with my professors and that I wouldn’t get that at a bigger school.

What one thing about Post was most influential in your ability to compete in the work world?

I now understand how the workplace works. I know employers want people who are ambitious and willing to put themselves out there. I also learned that to be successful I had to do more than just go to class. My professors really instilled that in me.