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Rose Garcia

Rose Garcia

Mutual of America

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Rose's work combines: Education, Business, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life

Senior Auditor

I ensure that departments have proper internal controls that adhere to procedures and policies.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Hofstra University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Accountants and Auditors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Became the first person in my family to enroll at a college.

  • 2.

    Chose to dorm to get away from the bad influence of my neighborhood.

  • 3.

    Declared my accounting major because I loved math and thought accounting was figuring out formulas.

  • 4.

    Took internships in tax and business law and realized I didn't like that type of accounting.

  • 5.

    Came upon the auditing job at Mutual of America and decided to try another area of accounting.

  • 6.

    Eight years later, still enjoy auditing.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    People from our neighborhood never leave the neighborhood.

  • How I responded:

    I refused to listen to them. I always knew that there was a bigger world out there, bigger than the four block radius my peers and I were used to. I always had teachers and some friends encourage me to see the bigger picture of a brighter future if I applied myself to a goal. My goal was to graduate from college.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Realizing from an early age that good grades would help overcome my single parent household income and help me get into a good college.

  • Discovering a hobby to do indoors and staying away from the streets where a lot of peers got into gangs and violence.

  • Learning English and overcoming the stereotypes that Spanish people lack the ability to excel in educational settings.

  • Not knowing what to expect and what to do, but staying informed about college fairs and working with the college counselor in high school.