Meet the Class of 2014: Alex Inzhirov

IMG_6996Hometown: Woodburn, Ore. (born in Izyum, Ukraine)
Majors: Accounting and Finance

Q: How would you describe your experience at George Fox?

A: George Fox provided me with great experiences and opportunities for learning. These four years have gone by fast but they were filled with memories and growth both spiritually and academically. I have been prepared for life after Fox thanks to my professors, who were effective in teaching and taking time out of their busy schedules to sit down and talk about things beyond education and career. I appreciate the time spent here, and a special thanks to Josh Sauerwein and Seth Sikkema for making accounting fun while still teaching me what I will need to know for my career.

I will remember the Christ-like environment and community that I have really enjoyed at Fox, as it will be different in the business world. I’m thankful for all of my friends and family who supported me and were there in the difficult times. Being at Fox has taught me to continue learning and growing, always.

Q: How have you changed or grown since coming to George Fox?

A: Coming in as a freshman I didn’t really know what I wanted to do or which field to go into, and I stayed undeclared until my sophomore year. All I knew is that I liked working with numbers and that’s what I wanted to do after graduation. It came together after taking my first accounting class and a finance class the following semester – at that point I knew the field I wanted to go into and whom I was called to be. I have grown in my knowledge of accounting and finance as well as learning about other areas of business.

I have also grown spiritually since coming to Fox thanks to the opportunity to take a few Bible classes and learning more about Christ and how to live out life for Him. I grew up in a church and have been a Christian my whole life, but it’s one thing to grow up in the church as compared to going deeper and growing in my personal faith and relationship with Christ.

Q: What’s next?

A: Last summer I was blessed to have an internship with Moss Adams LLP, the biggest accounting firm on the West Coast, which resulted in a job offer. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work for Moss Adams. I learned many new things, but what I liked most was the culture and that the little things clicked and I felt like I belonged there. I am looking forward to starting there full-time in June and working on my CPA exams between graduation and during the summer (I’m hoping to pass them all ASAP!). I am hoping to do some traveling in the years to come and to live my life for Christ – to lead by example and be a light to this world.