December 06, 2021
Gilbertsville, Pa., native Mitchell Peers is a business administration/accounting major at Kutztown University. He plans to graduate in May 2023.
Why did you choose KU?
I chose KU because I was recruited here to come play baseball. I heard a lot of good things and had several friends who came here who are also on the baseball team, and I have some friends who are alumni. I heard a lot of great things about the culture here and it’s also close to home, so it checked off all the boxes for me.
What clubs and organizations are you involved with on campus?
I am involved with the SAAC committee here, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, representing the baseball team.
What made you choose Accounting as your major?
I chose Accounting because I first started taking accounting classes in high school and I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed crunching numbers and the math aspect of it, and then when it came time to pick a major in college and I saw that Accounting was one of the first options, and I figured, why not? I enjoyed it my whole high school career, and I figured why not carry it over into college because it was something I enjoyed and something I was good at.
How has Kutztown prepared you for this career track?
A lot of the professors here at Kutztown provide a lot of valuable information and many of them have experience in the accounting industry. There are a lot of opportunities available for Accounting majors through the Accounting Club, like meetings and networking events to find internships.
What is your favorite thing about attending Kutztown?
I really enjoy the professors here. The professors in the business department are very understanding and friendly. I also see familiar faces throughout my days whether around campus or in my classes, I enjoy seeing some of the same people. I really enjoy the culture here. This is technically my first semester on campus and I didn’t necessarily know my way around, and I remember showing up on one of the first days. I didn’t really know where I was going and I just stopped and asked a random person and they were very helpful and pointed me in the right direction. I thought it was really nice that a random stranger went out of their way to help me.
What advice would you give to incoming students?
I know it can definitely be intimidating coming to a college or university. I went to a junior college before this where there were only a couple hundred students, and then I came here where there are around 10,000 students, and I know it can be a lot. But coming here is awesome, the culture is amazing here, the people are great, it’s meant for anybody and everybody, there are people from all different walks of life, and I think it’s a great opportunity.
Meet Mitchell Peers, Accounting Major
Senior Mitchell Peers shares why KU was the right fit for him.