William Reeves Hildebrandt Surgner
Virginia Commonwealth University
I graduated from university in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Music. After starting my first job at a Richmond-based technology leasing company, I decided to take financial and managerial accounting at night in order to better understand the financial side of business decision making. As it turned out, I enjoyed the subject matter greatly and decided to look into post-graduate programs that would allow me to pursue a career in accounting. I found the VCU Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting program and have not looked back.
I have an audit internship with Ernst & Young this summer and will be returning to VCU in the fall for one final semester. My goal is to work in public accounting so that I can apply what I have learned in the classroom to a real-life work environment, gain valuable experience as an auditor, and continue learning along the way.