Austin (Xingjian) Chen

Austin (Xingjian) Chen
M.S. in Accounting 2018, University of Virginia
B.S. in Business Administration 2017, University of Cincinnati


Track: Financial Reporting and Assurance

Undergrad Major: Information Systems; Accounting

Undergrad School: University of Cincinnati

Why did you choose McIntire? The University of Virginia is the top university in the D.C. area with an M.S. in Accounting Program. It has a variety of networks in various industries, with many opportunities for students. The also program focuses on cultivating students’ insights into the accounting industry, with a big picture emphasis. We have many opportunities to discuss accounting issues in depth and the rationale behind them.

What do you enjoy so far? I am really enjoying meeting new friends. Charlottesville and Virginia play an important role in U.S. history, and I am learning so much!

What has surprised you? The restaurants here are much better than I expected. People are really open-minded and helpful.

Fun facts about yourself: I usually consume more food than most people, but I am still always hungry.

Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, billiards, reading, and traveling