In 2015, catalog and systems librarian Alexi Galica-Cohen ’18G was at a crossroads. The economic recession of the late 2000s had hit libraries hard. Budgets got slashed and jobs became hard to come by. The outlook for librarians looked bleak.
“I looked at what my brain was good at, which was managing a whole lot of details and applying a very complicated set of rules to those details, and accounting seemed like a natural fit,” she says. “Accounting is very basic math, with very complicated rules. I am really good at managing complicated rules.”
When she was looking at different Master of Accounting degree programs, UNH stood out. “UNH had the most comprehensive foundation-building prerequisites," she says. "The other programs had three to five courses, but UNH really made sure that I would have every tool in the toolkit that I would need to succeed.”