In college, I knew I wanted a career where I could make a difference. My mom constantly reminded me that I needed to be practical about which field I chose and make sure I left college with a marketable skill (after all… she was floating the tuition bill). I took my first accounting class and really liked it, equity equals assets minus liabilities and debits equal credits made so much sense to me. Then I took an introductory finance course and was intrigued by topics like investments and the stock market. I couldn’t decide between the two, so I decided to declare both as my major.
I went to countless job fairs, trying to figure out which field I should pursue. Finally, I decided to pursue a job with a national accounting firm, I definitely drank the Corporate America kool-aid. At first, it was awesome. I traveled all around the world and saw the inner workings of some of the most profitable companies in America. I worked hard to obtain my CPA license and move up within the company. Then, within a few years, I looked around and asked myself questions like “what impact am I making here?” I was putting 80+ hours per week into my career and yet wasn’t achieving my most important goal, to make a difference. It was back to the drawing board, time to reevaluate my career.
After a lot of searching, I can finally say I’ve found everything I was looking for in a career at RPG. I love getting to know our clients at a deep and meaningful level while sharing knowledge with them that helps build the foundation of their financial life.