Student Success Story: Holly Hughson

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Holly began the Associates of Accounting program at MCC after discovering a love for the field as a teller at a credit union. Having previously worked as a hairstylist for six years, Holly knew the demands of business and felt that accounting was her actual niche.

“I chose Mott’s program because they offered the flexibility of online and on campus class options. I have children, so I couldn’t just walk away from my job to attend school and having those options made all of the difference,” says Holly, “Plus the instructors were so enthusiastic about the subject that it was hard not to love my classes.”

As an MCC student, Holly was able to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that gave her real-world experience working with clients who had a variety of tax situations and concerns.

“That kind of experience, seeing so many different things and getting to work through it with the help of the instructors, was a really great way to gain confidence in my abilities,” adds Holly, “That, paired with the Government and Non-for-Profit Accounting class allowed me to apply for, and accept, an internship with the State of Michigan–I was recently offered a position as a Student Tax Auditor for the Department of Treasury.”

Holly continued her Accounting studies at Northwood University, where she will graduate with a Bachelors degree this Fall.

Holly says, “I got a wealth of knowledge at a fraction of the cost from Mott and walked away feeling very prepared to work toward my ultimate goal of becoming a forensic accountant.”

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