Kathrine Nowrang '17

Accounting, College for Adults

I felt a sense of community and belonging at St. Kate’s — and empowered to pursue my goals.

Interview by Kristen Wunderlich

Hometown

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Why St. Kate's?

Kathrine originally resonated with St. Kate’s mission to educate women to lead and influence, but then discovered the evening, weekend and online courses. The College for Adults flexible schedule made it easier to pursue her education while holding down a fulltime job. “Everyone is supportive,” she says. “St. Kate’s professors truly want to see their students succeed.”

Deciding on an Area of Study

After taking a financial accounting course, Kathrine was hooked. “I love the absolute nature of numbers. There is always a right solution and balancing them out feels like solving a puzzle.”

Today

This summer, Kathrine started a new position as an audit associate at CliftonLarsonAllen accounting firm in downtown Minneapolis. She’s excited for the opportunity to do financial auditing for higher education and nonprofit organizations.

Advice for Students

Get to know your classmates and professors, she says. “Building rapport with the community helps you become successful.” Another tip from Kathrine: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. “If you’re unsure, other students probably are as well.”