An accounting major, Yonatan Tamir makes it his business to look at the numbers. So, as he approached a college career, he did his homework and attended a community college to keep the costs down. During that time, he worked 30 hours a week in retail, while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average under a full-time course load. He has continued his academic excellence after transferring to the Muma College of Business and he expects to graduate with a 4.0 grade-point average in May 2017 when he will earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

He has developed strong relationships with his classmates and the faculty and put together a study group that has nearly tripled its membership since then. Tamir is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting honors society, where he serves as the reporting officer. He also participates in the Corporate Mentor Program.

He was granted an internship with Ernst & Young’s Media & Entertainment Division in 2016 and worked there full time for a semester, while maintaining a half-load of courses at the Muma College of Business. While at Ernst & Young, he accompanied an accountant on a business trip to New York City, where he received top marks for his capabilities in client services.

After graduation, Tamir plans to pursue a master’s degree in accountancy, while completing his Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor certifications. He hopes to continue his education by earning a master’s degree in accountancy.