When Leah Ward walked across the Commencement stage, she was her family’s third generation to graduate from Georgia Tech.
“My grandfather graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering (1958), and my mom and dad graduated from Tech with degrees in industrial engineering (1986) and mechanical engineering (1985) respectively,” Ward said. “In addition to that, my aunt and uncle both graduated from Tech with degrees in management (1988) and mechanical engineering (1979) respectively. Gold and white runs deep in my blood. I almost don’t have enough graduation tickets for the alumni in my family.”
Ward graduated from Scheller College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Among the highlights from her time at Tech was being president of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. In addition to her sorority, Ward was involved in the Honorary Accounting Organization, which helped her to land an internship and ultimately a full-time position with Deloitte. Beginning this fall, she will be an audit assistant for Deloitte, in their Atlanta office.
Read more of Leah’s story here.