Nathan Hymas is a senior Business Scholar pursuing a degree in Accounting. We asked him a few questions about how the Business Scholar Program has enriched his college experience. Nathan has accepted a full-time internship for the Spring with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, a Big 4 Accounting firm here in Salt Lake City.

How did business scholars help you decide on the major you wanted to pursue?

When I came into the business school I had no idea what I wanted to do.  Through the exploratory nature of the program I was able to experience multiple fields of the business school, but it wasn’t until I worked on Michael Lewis accounting section project.  We were tasked with creating a better baseball team for the Colorado Rockies through accounting.  It was the first time I felt I truly understood the power of accounting and how vital it is to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

What opportunities has Business Scholars afforded you?

The Business Scholars program has created countless opportunities.  I have done everything from leading students to studying abroad.  I have been able to travel across Europe from England to Italy and everywhere in between.  I also had the honor of serving as the Vice President of Business Scholars Club for two years where I gained invaluable leadership experience.

How did Business Scholars help you in preparation and the attainment of your internship?

It was through the skills and opportunities of Business Scholars that I was able to obtain my internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Specifically, I learned first and foremost how to present myself.  In the freshman seminar we were fortunate enough to go through both resume building, professional dress, and practice interviews.  The leadership experience I gained in business scholars was ultimately a springboard into more leadership opportunities that helped me create who I am today, which landed me my internship.

Nathan Hymas