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Chi Pham












Graduate Student

MS Finance, Full-time

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Undergraduate Institution: Dickinson College

Campus Involvement: Kogod Women in Business, AU Graduate Consulting Club

Current Employer: American University's Controller's Office – Part-time Data Analyst

Kogod Decision Criteria: I was persuaded by the convenient location as well as the design of the MS Finance program. Located in Washington DC, American University provides a large network of well-established alumni, as well as the ability to pursue various internship opportunities. Additionally, the MS Finance curriculum is designed with the right balance of rigorous framework for financial analysis and specialized courses in the area of my interest. I know that if I utilize what KSB has to offer, I will be well-equipped to thrive in my future career.

Kogod Value: Kogod stands out to me as one of the most active schools at American University. The various opportunities and events designed by the Kogod Center for Career Development have allowed me to learn how classroom knowledge is applied in the practical world. Additionally, I have also appreciated the chance to learn from professors and fellow students who are seasoned and active professionals in the field. With small class size and easily-accessible faculty and staff, students are guaranteed an equal chance to learn and contribute to the success of the course.