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Meet Amber Mole

Majors: Business Management and Accounting
Expected graduation: Spring 2018
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High school: The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts
Scholarships: Vice Presidential, Cheer & Dance
Dream job: Big Four Accounting Firm Manager

Why did you choose Point Park University?

During the Pioneer Experience orientation program, my bus was late and one of the Pioneer Ambassadors walked to the station to escort me back to campus with an umbrella since it was raining. I fell in love with the sense of unity and excitement at Point Park, and the hospitality I received from everyone sealed the deal for me.

How is Pittsburgh different from your hometown?

Pittsburgh is a smaller and slow-paced city. Living in the heart of Downtown also has its perks. I can easily walk to Point State Park on a sunny day to get away from campus, relax and enjoy the scenery.

What opportunities have you had through your major?

Being a dual major has provided me with a great support system from my advisors and professors. It has also given me the opportunity to make connections with prominent employers and professional organizations. My advisor recommended me for an audit internship position for Fall 2016, and from that opportunity I was able to secure an additional internship as a field auditor for Spring 2017. In addition, my major has introduced me to the National Association of Black Accountants, which helped me gain a co-op position with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for Summer 2017.

Who is your favorite professor and why?

Professor Edward Scott. Not only is he an awesome advisor, but he's also an amazing teacher. Professor Scott has helped me secure internships, expand my professional network and has encouraged me to have confidence in my work.

Pittsburgh has an awesome food scene. What's your favorite spot?

I love trying new foods! My favorite place to eat right now is Bar Louie. They make an amazing flatbread.

What advice would you give to incoming students?

Enjoy every bit of college - get involved, make new friends, utilize the resources on campus, and network! The "best four years of your life" can be just that and more if you are willing to make it happen.

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Photo by Sydney Patton, sophomore sports, arts, and entertainment management major
Text by Maggie McCauley, senior broadcast reporting and public relations and advertising major

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