October 25, 2011

Inuit graduate student in accounting

Inuit Graduate Student First Aboriginal to Tackle Accounting ProgramNot only is Laura Arngna’naaq the first aboriginal student to ever enroll in the Masters in Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) program at the University of Toronto, she’s also now featured on the cover of program brochures, reported Nunatsiaqonline.ca.

The 22-year-old Inuit received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Trent University and wants to become a chartered accountant, which is the equivalent to a certified public accountant in the United States, and work in one of the big four accounting firms—Deloitte & Touche, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, or KMPG.
Comment:  We can imagine what people would say if Arngna’naaq asked them to guess her profession. If she's lucky, they'd guess "nurse" or "teacher." More likely they'd guess "waitress" or "maid." No one would guess "accountant."

For more on that subject, see Natives Can't Be Professors?!

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