Angela Karkoski knows how to maintain a positive balance.
While taking a full load of college courses, the accounting major worked full time as a general manager at a nationally known pizza chain, where she led a 35-member team, ran employee trainings and and maintained store operations.
She was so good at working with numbers that she still found time to serve as president for Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting, finance and information technology honors society.
As president, Karkoski helped lead a group of 50-plus students. Under her leadership, the chapter initiated more than 30 new members. The organization also performed more than 500 hours of service, volunteering with organizations such as Adopt-A-Child, Gleaners, Love a MI Vet, Focus Hope, VITA and Junior Achievement. Through that role, she also helped students develop their professional skills and provide them with the tools to be successful in their career quests — 95 percent of the chapter’s members graduate with full-time job offers.
Karkoski is included in that number. She’ll begin a full-time career in FSO assurance at EY in Sept. 2019 after taking the CPA exam.
Even after graduation, she plans to use her skills, knowledge and experiences to transform the lives of the people around her.
“I took on various leadership positions, not for the purpose of gaining recognition, but to give back and provide the same guidance to others that was given to me when I first started my college journey,” she said. “I am a Difference Maker because of my passion to lead and make an impact not only within my own student organizations, but across the entire campus and among the outside community.”