Katie Miller came to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies without a plan – and unsure if God even had one for her. After some time here, she chose to be an accounting major, and she faced the overwhelming prospect of not simply landing an interview, but a job with a top accounting firm. The only problem? None of the top firms would even look at her résumé.
“I applied to a lot of accounting firms,” she recounts. “A lot. And every door closed. I started thinking this wasn’t for me. I almost gave it up" – until CCU professors learned of Katie’s goals, that is. Professors took time to make contacts within the industry and to mentor Katie. With their help, she landed a couple of interviews.
After a rigorous interview process, Katie was offered not one, but two positions at some of the most prestigious accounting firms in the nation. She chose the position she’d been hoping for all along. Katie decided to attend a small University, trusting it could offer even more than a bigger institution. She trusted she could compete against students from bigger schools with more name recognition, and she did. “Size doesn’t limit us,” she added. “It works for us. It made me a stronger student and a stronger applicant…It was really because of CCU that this happened.”
Soon, she’ll be auditing major not-for-profit organizations such as Compassion International and Young Life, serving them as a Christian counterpart – and one who knows that what God wants, above all else, is for his people to earnestly seek Him. She’s done that not only with her heart, but with her mind.