Name: Dylan Bric Boston
Hometown: Pawleys Island, S.C.
Year in School: Senior
Major: Accounting, CPA track
For someone who struggled to find a major, Dylan Boston has dispelled all notions that a slow start deciding what to study will have detrimental effects on a student’s academic and professional career.
A senior accounting student from Pawleys Island, Dylan chose Coastal because of the community-centered atmosphere and intimate learning environment. However, while his reasons for attending CCU didn’t disappoint, he faced difficulties identifying what he wanted to study. After experimenting with a multitude of majors, he found his calling.
“Accounting isn’t something you can just walk into and understand,” Dylan says, revealing the major he ultimately chose. “You need a systematic foundation and a good basis before you can start.”
Obviously, an individual needs a specific skill set to prosper in accounting. Because of Dylan’s patience and because of Coastal’s commitment to help students find their strengths, a fit was ultimately identified. To say the “fit” has been anything less than perfect would be a mischaracterization. Aside from excelling in his course work and landing a student accounting position within the Office of Financial Services, Dylan has an internship with a Big 4 accounting firm waiting for him once he graduates in May.
But Dylan has done more than just grow from a freshman who didn’t know his path to a coveted accounting prospect.
“CCU has really helped me grow fundamentally,” says Dylan. “Not only academically, but socially.”
Dylan has developed countless relationships beyond his local network of friends he had before enrolling at Coastal. He has also joined or earned membership in several clubs and organizations, rising to leadership positions in a couple of them. Stating his desire to “really make a difference in the world,” Dylan will do more than just thrive at a major firm. With an ambition to start a scholarship fund for students who are at a disadvantage when it comes to gaining college admission, there is no question that Dylan’s heart is in the right place. We can’t wait to watch him succeed at both a corporate and public service level.
Q&A with Dylan
How did you hear about Coastal?: My local network of friends.
Why did you come to Coastal?: The community feel and small classroom size.
Favorite professor: I have had many professors who have changed my life forever, but Professor Sheila Mitchell is at the top.
Favorite class: Intermediate Accounting 2
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: The community and opportunity to excel with the faculty and staff who are dedicated to seeing Coastal students succeed.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The ability to stay close to my family who live in Conway.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: Delta Sigma Pi (Chancellor), Beta Gamma Sigma (President), Beta Alpha Psi, Student Executive Leadership, Women in Philanthropy & Leadership
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: I am an accounting intern in the Office of Financial Services
Plans after graduation?: Interning with a Big 4 accounting firm and pursing my Masters of Accountancy on the audit track.
What are your hobbies?: My hobbies include road trips and spending time with my family.
Do you have any hidden talents?: I am able to wakeboard decently well!
Bonus Info: I have had a multitude of majors at Coastal before finding my passion in accounting. I hope all students find their niche.