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Graduate - Mackenzie Heyl

Mackenzie Heyl

Mackenzie Heyl
Tax Associate
Eide Bailly, LLP, Sioux Falls, SD

Hometown: Akron, IA
Graduation: 2013
Degree/Major:  Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting (B.B.A.), Masters of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.)

How Did Beacom Prepare Me For Success?

The accounting courses I took at Beacom have really helped me prepare for the success I had in my internships. During training for both positions, I felt like I had a better grasp on the basic concepts than my fellow interns. I attribute this to the challenging coursework at the senior and graduate level within the accounting major. The professors required my classmates and me to think beyond the text and learn to apply the concept which is how I learn best. In addition, these same courses have helped provide me with a solid foundation while I study for the CPA exam this summer.  


KPMG, LLP in Omaha and Eide Bailly, LLP in Sioux Falls, Both internships provided me with the basic knowledge a first year associate would acquire the first few months on the job.

Other Thoughts?

I think the "Meet the Firm" event was extremely beneficial. This event helped me attain the two internships and I am extremely grateful to have had that as an opportunity to meet employers.     

Advice to Prospective Students Considering Beacom? 

Beacom is a great school. The faculty really cares about each student's progress in the class. You can truly tell that you matter as a student. If you put in the time and effort in class and meet with your professors, a successful future is sure to await you.  

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