Jacqueline Scaraggi ’19 is an Accounting major at the University of Saint Joseph. In the fall of 2017, she was an intern at Community Accounting Services, Inc. – an organization that offers free assistance to low-income individuals, nonprofits, and businesses – in Rocky Hill, Conn. Her primary role was to match clients with volunteers who could assist them in financial decisions.
Steven Jarett, MPA, CPA, department chair and director of the M.S. in Management program, was very helpful in Scaraggi’s internship search. “I’m grateful for my professors. Through their resources, we’re able to grow as professionals and build our resumés. We’re getting real experience. I believe the more you get done in college, the more you’ll be prepared after college,” said Scaraggi.
Previously, she interned with the Office of the State Treasurer in Hartford, and will intern at MMNT Certified Public Accountants in Manchester, Conn. Her internship experiences have given Scaraggi the opportunity to explore all aspects of the accounting field. Two USJ classes that she found particularly valuable were “Human Behavior in Organizations” with Eric Chen, J.D., associate professor of Business Administration, and “Business in a Changing World” with Professor Jarett. These courses advanced her interviewing skills and resumé.
In the future, Scaraggi wants to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Though she is unsure of what aspect of accounting she wants to pursue, her multiple internship experiences will be beneficial in her future endeavors.