Raymond Cheung
Raymond Cheung

Major: Accounting, minor in psychology and pre law
Year of Graduation: May 2014
Hometown: Quincy, MA
Upcoming Position: Assurance practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, starting June 2014

In the fall of his senior year, Raymond Cheung was offered an opportunity to work in the Boston Assurance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an international Big 4 accounting firm, following his May graduation. “This milestone is just the beginning and, now that I have this opportunity, I am keeping in mind how can I make the most of it," he stated. "It will certainly be challenging and my limits will be tested, but I will learn so much working for the firm that it will definitely be worth it.”

Cheung is very grateful for continued support through connections he made through the Boy Scouts of America as well as his experience here at ENC. “The professors here had a huge impact on my academic career. If I ever had a question about a class or potential professional careers, I was always able to walk into their office and talk with them. Being a tight-knit community with few students, ENC offers a unique advantage that big schools simply can’t: professors that can take the time to meet individual students’ needs.” Cheung also gives a special thanks to Professor Kellee Birnstiel for sharing her expertise from working in the field and always pushing him to exceed limits without compromising quality.

What are some aspects at ENC that helped you achieve your goals?
“The spiritual aspect of ENC, I think, has enriched my overall collegiate experience. In the bustle of the business world, it’s easy to lose grasp of faith and forget to put God first. I was able to remain connected with people that had a firm foundation in their faith, and that subsequently reminds me daily to keep that at the forefront of my mind.”

What advice would you give underclassmen pursuing a degree in Business?
“Don’t just study to pass the test; study to understand the material. Also, never settle for what you just hear in the textbook or from professor. You’ve got to do your own research and come up with your own opinion. Oh, and definitely learn to use Microsoft Excel inside and out. You won’t regret that.”

“I hope that more students in the future realize that they have these opportunities if that they look for them. At the end of the day, at the end of an academic degree: what you put into college is what you’ll get out of college.”
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