Alexa Keller, a senior finance and accounting major, scored a rare honor last fall when she successfully passed the national Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) test. The examination, which can only be passed when the tester scores at least 80 percent on all four parts, is how professional fraud examiners gain certification to work in the areas of forensic accounting and fraud-related auditing.
“We don’t see a lot of our students attempting a professional certification of this difficulty,” said Rebecca Casey, chairwoman of the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems.
With fraud examination as a new minor at PSU, faculty are seeing more students show an interest in careers uncovering white- collar crime.
Keller’s successful scores, along with her involvement in a long list of honors organizations, associations, and campus clubs at PSU, are resume-builders she hopes will land her a great job come graduation.