Meet BIG Graduate Assistant Onorio Molina
Onorio Molina is a graduate assistant working under Ben McKay at BIG while attending Georgia Southern University as an accounting student in the Masters of Accountancy program. As he makes his transition from undergraduate studies to graduate school at Georgia Southern, Onorio has proven to be a student whose main focus is not simply on having good grades but on developing relationships that will last. After meeting with several accounting firms at an event on Wednesday, April 28, everyone gathered at the Performing Arts Center for dinner to recognize the firms that had traveled from different parts of the state and individuals that had received scholarships. As his classmates and other students received their awards, he couldn’t help but applaud for everyone and acknowledge the hard work they had put in. Onorio is no novice to hard work and maintained a 3.92 GPA in his undergraduate studies while participating in intercollegiate sports. However, as the award ceremony came to an end, a representative from Moore Stephens Tiller LLC, announced the recipient of the firm’s 2016 Accounting Day scholarship. Onorio was shocked to hear his name.
“The whole thing was unexpected,“ he said. “I came out here with the intention of meeting new people and learning about the different opportunities these firms have to offer. I would like to take this moment and let the firms and professors know that gestures like these do not go unnoticed.” He later went to say that several of his professors he had met with earlier this year had provided him with good advice and encouraged him to continue to strive for the best and that things would unfold accordingly. He also mentioned that pursuing a graduate degree at Georgia Southern was one of the best choices he had ever made.
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