Name: Carly Hilton
Hometown: Swedesboro, N.J.
Year in School: Junior
Carly Hilton means business this semester. To help her succeed during a crucial point in her academic career, she is sticking with her personal motto of “quit slackin’ and make it happen.” Not that she “slacked” before this point, it is just that Carly is starting to see her dream come into focus.
A junior from Swedesboro, N.J., Carly is an accounting major who has big plans to pass the CPA exam and set out to practice at a firm on the West Coast. Knowing that it won’t be May 2019 tomorrow, she is still focusing on her remaining time as a Chanticleer.
“I really think CCU has given me leadership opportunities and it has definitely helped me open up and better myself,” Carly says.
These opportunities include holding a few key roles in her sorority. Currently the vice president of finance for Sigma Kappa, Carly has used this position and previous leadership opportunities to help her grow as a person and a future professional.
Arriving at Coastal as a reserved young woman who didn’t know anyone, Carly has emerged as a confident leader who has made an impact on campus. In the near future she will look to extend that impact beyond #TEALnation.
Q&A with Carly
How did you hear about Coastal?: One of my neighbors started her college career here and then I visited Myrtle Beach one summer in high school.
Why did you come to Coastal?: Simply because I wanted to find a life outside of New Jersey
Favorite professor: Sheila Mitchell or Gregory Krippel, Ph.D.
Favorite class: I have enjoyed Intermediate Accounting and ACCT 336, mostly because of the professors. I also love math
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: Always seeing someone I know on campus but also seeing new faces daily.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am involved with Sigma Kappa Sorority, serving as the vice president of finance. I have held two previous positions in the sorority as well.
Plans after graduation?: Hopefully pass the CPA exam, move to the west coast and start a new life over there!
What are your hobbies?: I really like to sit inside with my roommate and watch movies, just hangout and chat, and watch “The Bachelor.”
Bonus Info: My dream job when I was younger was to be a flight attendant.