Oh my goodness, my heart is going to burst with pride.
Randy started college at UVU before his mission. He had no idea what he wanted to do. He got his mission call, and school became his last priority. Let’s say, he left that first semester with a pretty low GPA.
He thought he’d figure it out while he was on his mission. He got home, and he still wasn’t sure what sounded like the perfect major, or career.
He did another semester at UVU, and wasn’t loving it. He decided to try taking classes at BYU Salt Lake instead, and hopefully transfer to another school later. We moved to Salt Lake, so that was the best option.
He took an accounting class at BYU Salt Lake, and got a good grade. The professor said that if students got a good grade, and didn’t hate the class, they should 100% pursue accounting. Randy talked to some other accountants and people who did business, and thought it was worth a shot.
After going to BYU Salt Lake, Randy decided to transfer AGAIN to Utah State University via their remote campuses. We were thinking we would move to Logan so Randy could attend USU and get his degree in accounting there. I went to Logan for a job interview (which I got) and as we were driving home, out of the canyon, we both knew that we weren’t meant to live in Logan.
So, we decided to try and go for the University of Utah. The tuition was expensive and the program was difficult to get into. But we decided to go for it.
Randy worked REALLY hard at the USU remote campuses to get his associate’s degree, and get his GPA up.
Then, it was time to transfer AGAIN, this time to the U. Randy went to that first week of business classes on that campus and absolutely loved it. In a way I had never, ever seen him love school. (I’m tearing up just thinking about it!) He absolutely thrived at the U. He got into the business school, and then into the accounting program. He made awesome friends, studied so hard, loved his professors and classes, and then HERE WE ARE.
I have never been more proud of Randy. He is graduating from the U after finishing an internship with Ernst and Young, one of the Big 4 accounting firms (which is a HUGE deal). He’ll be going back to school in August to get his Master’s of Accounting, and then he’s accepted a full-time offer to do audit for Ernst and Young!
He’s done SUCH amazing work and I’m so so so PROUD. My wifey heart is going to explode.