For Tyler Medley, the University of Baltimore had a strong appeal. Some of his family members are alumni. It was close to home and affordable. Most importantly, for someone who hopes to run his own business someday, UB’s Merrick School of Business provided the solid business education and the connections within the business community to set him up for success.
Medley plans to graduate in May with a B.S. in Business Administration and he said he enjoyed learning from professionals in the area he decided to focus on accounting. One professor that stood out to him was Arthur Flach, a UB alum (M.S. `83) who was appointed in 2013 to serve on the State of Maryland Board of Public Accountancy.
“It’s professors like him who know their stuff,” Medley said. “They actually care about you and it’s really rewarding. You can go up to them after class or go to them during office hours and they have open door policies, so if they’re free, they’re willing to help you with whatever questions you may have.”
Inspired by dedicated faculty and fueled by a passion for his program, Medley is proud to see how much he has developed as a student at UB. Not only did he find success in the classroom, he also earned multiple internships, first with the Department of Defense and later with accounting firms, Cohen and Company and Ernst and Young.
“The fact that I had internships as a student at UB has helped me maintain the notion of being consistent and not being complacent in where I am and wanting to obtain more knowledge than I already have,” Medley said. “Everyone wants to be rich, but being rich mentally and knowing more than maybe your competition, that might help you leverage opportunities in the workplace.”