Name: Sarah Stiff
Year: 1st year
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Intended Major: Accounting
Sarah started at Case Western Reserve University this year, but she’s jumped right into student clubs, classes she loves and campus wide activities like Humans vs. Zombies. She has been keeping herself busy serving as the treasurer for the Magnolia Residence Hall Association and has started volunteering this semester as a tutor and mentor at The Intergenerational School through The Civic Engagement Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve.
Being from Texas, Sarah has never seen snow and says that “Cleveland is cold... it’s really cold.” But besides being a little nervous about the upcoming winter, and missing her regular country line dancing fix, she says she loves going to school here and that the faculty “really care about students.” Sarah intends to major in accounting, and is already taking Accounting 101 with Professor Clemenson this semester.
“Honestly,” she says, “I thought I wasn’t going to like it (accounting). But, now, being here and doing it, I really enjoy it. People don’t realize accounting is really a social profession. You have to work as a team to do most things.”
She now says she is passionate about accounting as a profession and even says with a laugh, “One of the best feelings in the world is when the debits and credits match. It’s such an accomplishment.”