Shelbi Long: WC’s Hands-on Learning Opportunities Led to Accounting Job in Cleveland

May 28, 2020

SENIOR SALUTES Honor Wilmington College’s Graduating Seniors

Shelbi Long served as the student site supervisor for the College’s IRS-Certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and worked as a teaching assistant for the accounting program. Today, as a soon-to-be-graduate, she is ready to work as a staff accountant for the Cleveland public accounting firm, Meaden and Moore.

PICTURED: Shelbi Long

She is an accounting and agriculture business major from Ashland, Ohio.

“I have built relationships with the faculty and staff at every level, which has led to great connections and networking opportunities that will allow me to grow in the future,” she said, noting that her involvement with Sigma Alpha, Aggies, Collegiate 4-H and DTA National Honors Society also served to enhance her experience. “While growing academically, I have also become a stronger leader. Being involved in many organizations has provided me with the key components to becoming a stronger leader.”

Shelbi’s favorite memories involve the “lifelong friends I met at WC,” she said. “I am excited to continue to grow those friendships after graduation!”

Shelbi offered a few words of advice for future seniors: “Become involved! Once you become active in multiple organizations, you will build connections that will help you in the future. Don’t be afraid to do something outside of your comfort zone, it allows you to grow as a person and understand others.”

SENIOR SALUTES are the result of Wilmington College’s graduating seniors completing an online survey requesting them to look back on their time at WC and share favorite memories, especially meaningful events/relationships and how their time at the College has impacted them.