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Melissa Hargett

MS Accounting - Forensic Accounting

"I chose SNHU because of their breadth of information and aid for veterans and current service members, as well as the accreditations."

I graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s in finance. It wasn’t exactly a great year economy-wise to try and get a dream job in investments. I went to work with a bank, but quickly got bored there. Then I remembered the Navy. I joined the Navy to get foreign language experience that I could merge with a career in finance/accounting, and to create a unique skill-set very few business professionals would have. I mean, how many people do you know that can speak a non-European foreign language?

I chose SNHU because of their breadth of information and aid for veterans and current service members, as well as the accreditations. All this makes me feel like I'm earning a degree with more value than a sheet of paper. My advisor, Justin Mazzone, has always been extremely helpful, and reaches out to his students constantly. I was admitted to the hospital last May for a little over a week, and my teachers at the time were so understanding. They did not pressure me at all to hurry up and get caught up with everything. I still finished those classes with great grades too!

I'm thankful to have found such a great university that cares about its students, offers unique programs like the a forensic concentration in accounting and always strives for improvement. My only regret is that I can't take the courses on campus. I'm sure that would've only improved my experience exponentially! I should finish my degree next June, and I can't wait to see where that next step will lead me.