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Greg Linton

A Job Offer Before Graduation

Greg Linton ’18 will join the Cedar Rapids office of RSM US LLP in January of 2019. After a summer internship as an audit intern, Greg was offered the job at RSM before his senior year even started.

“My biggest life lesson while being at Coe College has been taking initiative and seizing opportunities.”

Why Accounting at Coe?


  • Coe offers a wide range of mid- and upper-level accounting courses typically not offered by other private liberal arts colleges.
  • All accounting courses are taught by accounting faculty with CPAs and/or CMAs and practical experience in accounting.


  • Coe offers two different majors in accounting: public accounting and managerial accounting.
  • Coe’s public accounting major allows you to complete the 150 semester-hours of education most states require to sit for the CPA exam, and most students complete this major in 4 to 4½ years.
  • The pass rate of Coe accounting students who take the CPA exam is higher than the national average.

Unique opportunities outside of class

  • Cedar Rapids is home to many organizations that provide internships in public and managerial accounting to Coe accounting students.
  • Coe’s student Accounting Club is active, hosting alumni speakers, guest speakers from area businesses and internship/job recruiters from the area.
  • You will have opportunities to participate in unique experiences such as the Birkey Investment Fund course and Spellman Scholars student-faculty research program.

Life after Coe

  • Coe’s accounting majors have very high job placement rates, with most securing job offers midway through their senior year.
  • An accounting degree from Coe provides you with the technical foundation for a range of entry- and mid-level management positions or a base to pursue graduate degrees in accounting, law and finance.