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Student Profile:
Madison Taylor ‘17

Why did you choose Siena College?

The first time I stepped on Siena’s campus, I fell in love with it. Siena is not only a beautiful place on the outside because it is filled with such a welcoming community and spirit that made me feel right at home.

Why accounting?

After taking my first accounting course in High School, I knew this was where my heart belonged. Growing up I always wanted to take part in the business world, and math has always been my strongest suit. As a freshman I enrolled in more accounting courses and from there I was reassured that accounting was what I want to pursue.

What has been your most meaningful experience at Siena?

It wasn’t until I walked into Dr. Katherine Silvester’s Accounting class that I realized my path in life. Sitting in her class was like watching the person I want to be: someone who genuinely loves what they do! I enjoy visiting her office from time to time to ask her for advice or to just talk about class courses.

What has been your favorite aspect of accounting to explore?

So far my favorite class has been Cost Accounting. Learning and exploring a company’s structure and developing their budgeting and operating plans have given me such insight. I love the real world applications and examples that this class offers in helping me to prepare for the future.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not studying accounting?

Since the age of two years old, I have enjoyed being able to dance. As a sport, creative outlet, and a fun hobby of mine, dance is a huge part of who I am today. While having been able to learn, grow, and meet many people through dance, I am now at a point in my life where I refuse to give it up. I still enjoy dancing and performing, but my roles as a dancer have evolved. I find myself teaching more and sharing my knowledge with the next generation of dancers.

What are your plans for the future?

After receiving my Bachelor of Science in Accounting I hope to continue my education to receive my Masters of Science in Accounting and my CPA. My goals are to work in an accounting firm where I will be able to utilize my skills and continue to grow. I want to continue teaching dance so I can channel both the academic and artistic sides of who I am. I know Siena has given me knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to accomplish these goals and be the person I’m capable of being!

Madison Taylor ‘17

Madison Taylor

Class of 2017

Accounting Major

Syracuse, N.Y.