Courtney Wade '12 and her father,
In this video, Wade talks about how Randolph-Macon
helped her land an accounting job after graduation.
“My Randolph-Macon College education has prepared me for future success in many
ways,” says accounting major Courtney
Wade ’12. “I have been unknowingly taking a communication class in
every one of my R-MC classes. I didn't realize it until I recently went on interviews;
when I talked to potential employers, I felt confident and assured. R-MC prepared
me to communicate and get my thoughts across in a way that feels natural to me now.”
Wade, a Glen Allen, Virginia native, counts a January Term (J-term)
internship among her most memorable college
“This was an excellent opportunity, and one that I would recommend to everyone,”
says Wade, who interned with Genworth Financial in Richmond, Virginia. As a finance
intern, she created Excel templates and created mapping tables to help with the
management of financial information.
“I still talk to the managers I worked for, and I list them as references on my
résumé,” she says. “It was an amazing experience and one that I think every student
should take advantage of.”
Wade encourages her peers to take advantage of the resources available to R-MC students.
“There is an unlimited amount of support here,” she says. “Whether it is my advisor,
my professors, or the staff in the Center for Career
and Personal Development, everyone is ready to help me succeed.”
Wade’s post-R-MC plans include a job, which she recently accepted, as an accountant
at McKesson Medical-Surgical. Her advice for students considering R-MC reflects
her Yellow Jacket pride.
“Come visit, look around, take a tour,
and sit in on a class,” she says. “Talk to current students, who are always happy
to share their stories about why Randolph-Macon College is so special.”
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