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Alexander Jackson

Success is earned through choice, not by chance

Alexander Jackson will tell you, success is earned through choice, not by chance. Jackson grew up in Houston, where he was raised by his mother and grandmother. In his early elementary days, he was no stranger to getting into trouble and being suspended from school – yet he was constantly told that he was “just not being challenged academically.” 

Fast forward, through determination, hard work, and mentorship opportunities, and you’ll meet an Alexander Jackson who has not only persevered, but has flourished as part of UNC’s Master of Accounting Program. 

Jackson’s story is an inspiring one. He’s given back to the Boys & Girls Club, which played an important role in his development. He’s stayed involved with the MAC Mentorship Program, which earlier solidified his interest in pursuing an accounting career and earning his master's degree.

He’s excited to start the next chapter of his life doing what he loves: accounting and giving back. And he already knows the most important advice he wants to share with his future mentees: do what you love.

After all, that’s what got him to where he is today.

“If you’re passionate about your work, it won’t seem like work,” says Jackson.

  

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