Raymond Scott '12
Randolph-Macon College student Raymond Scott ’12 has always been
interested in numbers.
“When I was younger, my grandma always let me count her one-dollar bills and stack
them together,” says Scott, an accounting
and economics/business major. “In
high school, I took an accounting course and it was so interesting. If I got an
answer wrong, I would work an extra 30 minutes to figure out what I had done incorrectly.”
Things added up for the Chester, Virginia native when he toured R-MC in 2007. “I
loved the atmosphere,” he says. “I met with an advisor and a student and they made
me feel welcome. I felt that I would fit in well here.”
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Scott, a self-described “social person,” is involved in Habitat for Humanity, the
Dance Marathon, Relay for
Life, and the
Kappa Sigma fraternity. He serves as treasurer of Kappa Sigma, a position
that suits him well. “I handle all the bills, the accounting work, and I am responsible
for turning in our dues to the National Kappa Sigma,” he says.
Scott is also very involved in Career 15,
a unique resource that connects students from 15 Virginia liberal arts colleges
with human resources staff looking for interns and employees. He recently traveled
to Charlottesville in conjunction with Career 15. “R-MC students met with employers
from five corporations, including Wachovia, SunTrust Bank and KPMG, an audit, tax
and advisory firm. KPMG is one of the top four accounting firms in the nation, so
it was a great to learn more about the company,” says Scott. “I talked to a representative
from KPMG about their internship program, and I got some guidance about my post-R-MC
plans. It was a great experience and I look forward to participating in more Career
An Entrepreneur in the Making Scott plans to attend graduate school
at the University of Virginia. “I want to earn my CPA and I hope to one day start
a business called “Real Life Success,” a self-improvement program that will focus
on improving self-image through diet and exercise,” he says.
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