Name: Jena Mrochek
Hometown: El Paso, TX
MPA track: Taxation
Class status: 3rd Year
Graduation date: 2020 MPA, 2018 BHP BBA
Why did you choose the MPA program?
I really enjoyed financial and managerial accounting, and I liked the career prospects that the MPA program offers. I also appreciate that the MPA program gives a great background for careers not just in accounting but in finance and other business areas as well, which provides leverage.
What do you look forward to most about your MPA experience?
I look forward to the challenging classes that will hone my skills and improve my ability to make an impact.
What led you to accounting?
My love for structure and for applying complex systems to solve individual problems led me to accounting. Additionally, I appreciate the job stability that a degree in accounting can provide.
What advice do you have for students interested in the MPA program?
When you take your first accounting classes, do not focus on just learning to do well on the test. Be present in your learning and consider if you enjoy it and whether you would like to know more about it.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
The roof of the SAC.
Where are your favorite places to go and favorite things to do in Austin?
I like going to different coffee and tea shops like Bennu and Zhi tea. I also really enjoy hiking in the Austin area, running along Lady Bird Lake, and going paddle boarding.