Arizona State University
Hello! My name is Sam Oswald and I am from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I earned my Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of San Diego and am on the verge of my Master of Accountancy with Data and Analytics from Arizona State University. I was a member of the Accounting Society and an accounting tutor at the University of San Diego, where I continued to expand my horizons about the profession. My motivation to pursue a career in accounting started freshman year of college in principles of financial accounting when the debits and credits made sense to me and "clicked". As I did more research, I understood that accounting may open several doors and offers many unique opportunities. Throughout my young journey, I have completed two internships with KPMG in the San Francisco office and participated in its Global Leadership Program in Dublin, Ireland. I am currently studying for the CPA Exam and start full-time with KPMG in September 2021. The next step in my career is to start in the audit practice full-time, and I am excited to see what the future beyond that has in store. It is an honor and privilege to receive this award and represent Arizona State University.