Spring on the York College campus

Giving a Good Account

Jasmin Layne pauses to smile at the camera while working outdoors on her laptop

Accounting major Jasmin Layne ’21 is quick to point out her favorite spots on campus and share how a professor has helped her succeed. As a Student Ambassador and Orientation Leader, Layne shows prospective students how much York College has impacted her life.  

Getting involved on campus is one of the ways she developed strong connections at college. She’s a member of the Accounting Club and spent the past two years as treasurer for UNITY, a multicultural club. She also spent the past two years as a member of the YCP Road Crew, visiting alumni in different states through networking events. 

While COVID-19 has changed some of her interactions with first-year students, Layne still finds ways to connect with people through virtual tours or alternative events. “Things are different, but it’s been good to know that the College cares,” she says. “I think we can still have positive experiences despite what’s going on in the world.” 

Last fall, Layne decided to enroll in YCP’s Early Entrance Accounting Graduate program. By 2022, just one extra year of school, she will receive her Master’s in Accounting. It was an opportunity Layne’s advisor brought to her attention when she decided she wanted to pursue becoming a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 

With her heart set on working for a small firm, one that might lend itself to the close relationships like the ones she found at York College, Layne is excited to embark on a career that counts. “No matter where I end up, I know I’ve gained valuable experiences that will set me up for success,” she says. “I’m excited for that future.”