The nine universities and numerous community colleges in the 21-county area served by the Texas Society of CPAS-San Antonio are home to some of the most outstanding future CPAs in the state. Since March 2020, they have faced many new challenges. This next-generation accounting major talks about what keeps her focused on her professional goals.
Meet Brittany Fry, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Accounting, May 2022!
Why did you choose accounting as a major and career choice?
In 2017, I found myself frustrated and feeling stuck in my career. I knew that for me to advance in my career, I would need a degree. Because my background had been primarily in banking, accounting seemed like the obvious choice.
Is this a career change? If so, what did you originally major in? Although accounting is not a career change, I did change my major from biology to accounting when I began taking classes in 2018.
Why do you choose to be involved in the Texas Society of CPAs-San Antonio Chapter, and what are you active in?
I decided to join TXCPA-San Antonio because I knew it would be a great opportunity to meet other professionals and build my network. In addition to being involved as a mentor on campus at TAMUSA, I also lead a small group on the weekend.
What has been your best experience as a college student?
My best experience as a student has been not only developing as a student but as a professional. I have had the privilege to meet incredible professors who have encouraged me and helped me develop and fine-tune my skills.
Would you change anything about your career path, and if so, what?
I would not change anything about my career path, but I wish I would have started sooner.
What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
Five years from now, I plan to be in a career that I not only enjoy but one in which I have opportunities to give back to my community.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Brittany attended a virtual YAPpy Hour sponsored by TXCPA-San Antonio’s Young Accounting Professionals last fall, where she met 2020-2021 Chapter president Mike Meurin of HOLT CAT. She learned about and successfully applied for an internship with the company, and was recently hired by HOLT CAT as a full-time employee. Congratulations, Brittany!
TXCPA-San Antonio is looking for student Campus Ambassadors on the following campuses:
Our Lady of the Lake University
St. Mary’s University
Texas A&M International University
Texas Lutheran University
University of the Incarnate Word
To learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of becoming a Campus Ambassador, contact Amanda Talaat at email@example.com.