Undergraduate Student Ambassador: Tasha Tieu

Tasha TieuName: Tasha Tieu

Major:  Accounting

Hometown:  Shoreline, WA

Activities:  Undergraduate Business Council, Beta Alpha Psi, Foster Mentorship Program, Becker Campus Ambassador, Foster UCS Peer Coach, case competitions (PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte)

Why Foster?:   Foster runs in the family – both my mom and cousin graduated from the accounting program here. I love the Pacific Northwest, and Foster has a very distinct presence in this area. Employers that I’ve met all agree that Foster graduates stand out because the programs that this school offers develops such high quality, innovative, and cooperative students. The resources that Foster offers to its students, both through the knowledge of our faculty and the opportunities available to network with professionals, are unparalleled in this area.

Over summer break I…  interned at a private investment manager and attended summer leadership conferences with the Big 4. I also traveled to Anaheim for the National Beta Alpha Psi conference, and to eastern Canada for vacation.

After graduation, I plan to…
go back to school! I plan on getting my Masters of Public Accounting (MPAcc) at Foster. I would also love to travel more before starting full-time with an accounting firm.

Advice to future students:  There is so much more to college than just academic success. Explore different clubs, whether it’s within Foster or not. Be responsible, but don’t forget that your freshman year is about having fun and new experiences. College years fly by much more quickly than you may know. Live in the moment because you will never get these years back.

Favorite place to study:  Orin’s on Sundays – it’s surprisingly quiet. Otherwise, Foster Library.

Favorite place to eat on the Ave:   You can never go wrong with Chipotle.​