Our ZFAA team was pleased to welcome our frequent guest, Michael Schulstad, for a meeting with our students. Our gatherings and discussions have brought so much interest in forensic accounting among students that we are always happy to organize an event for them every spring and fall semester.
This time, our event was slightly different than those in the past. As normal, Michael began with a presentation about his experience in forensic investigations and various projects carried out with the FBI as a Special Agent, and subsequently, as a Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The presentation was followed by an investigation game, a new addition to our usual flow, which students found interesting and informative. We believe it helped you have a better understanding of an investigation specialist's perspective and immerse yourself into the agent’s life to have a little taste of what it may be like.
Michael spoke about how different each day can be as an FBI agent and how you should react to certain cases. He is definitely the go-to person to learn about the life of an agent. This was a great opportunity to discuss the career path and where it can lead to. It is adventurous, it is interesting, it is dangerous, and it is absolutely exciting!
The Q&A session was full of questions and further discussions, as always, and it added more flavor to our meeting. Michael continuously mentions how enthusiastic our students are in terms of asking questions and of their hunger for knowledge about the field.
We can certainly say that our mission was accomplished; we are happy to convey the knowledge and pass along the experience of our professionals in forensic accounting to you!
To find out more about the events with Michael Schulstad, please scroll down to see posts about our previous events with him.
by Aziza Khasan, edited by Crystal Lam