Northern Illinois University
Grace Piotrowski earned both a B.S. in Accountancy and an MAS degree from Northern Illinois University. She was inspired to pursue a degree in accounting because both of her parents are CPAs. Grace has grown up in a family full of accountants, so she felt compelled to follow in their footsteps. During her time at NIU, Grace was involved in many activities and organizations including Accountancy Leadership Advisory Council, Beta Alpha Psi, Leaders in Ethics and Academic Discipline, the University Honors Program, orientation staff, and the Accountancy Curriculum Committee. She also served as the accounting Graduate Assistant for NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies. In addition to these extracurricular activities, Grace had the opportunity to participate in a tax internship with RSM during busy season in 2020. RSM then asked her to stay on the team by representing the firm as a campus ambassador at NIU for the 2020-2021 academic year. Grace will be starting full-time as a Tax Associate for RSM in Fall 2021. Her main career goal at the moment is to pass the CPA exam before she starts working full-time.