Carna Hogan

Major: Accounting Combined B.S./M.S.

Carna Hogan studies on campus

Growing up in the idyllic small town of Easton, Maryland, Carna Hogan was ready to make a change when she graduated from high school, but she was not willing to move too far away. “Towson University is my second home,” she says. “The Towson University campus is the perfect size. You recognize students from classes and the residence hall, yet still see new faces every day.”

With enough advanced placement courses to graduate a semester early with her bachelor’s degree, Hogan opted for Towson University’s five-year program. “I am still able to graduate early with a master’s degree and be ready take the CPA exam right away,” explains Hogan. “That’s a big benefit for accounting firms.”

“ The Towson University campus is the perfect size. You recognize students from classes and the residence hall, yet still see new faces every day. ”

Carna Hogan

Hogan’s love of numbers, spreadsheets, charts and all things organizational made her a natural accounting major. At Towson University, she has attended numerous open houses hosted by accounting firms throughout the area and even shadowed at the Columbia, Maryland-based Biegel Waller accounting firm. “I’ve seen the firms, met some partners, and learned even more about the accounting business,” she explains. Hogan is hoping her summer experiences at an Eastern Shore accounting firm will translate into a full-time job on “the Western shore of Maryland.”

Throughout her academic career, Hogan has appreciated the constant contact with accounting department faculty and staff. “They send emails and reminders, and they are always there to help you make connections,” says Hogan, who serves as treasurer for Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society and currently works in financial services for the Office of Student Services advising students about tax options and required tax paperwork. “I cannot picture myself anywhere else but TU. I visited other campuses, but Towson University was for me.”