Partner, Compensation Practice at PwC, LLC
When I walked into my first accounting class, I knew I had made the right decision in choosing La Salle University. The professor was animated and engaging, and he immediately made the class feel like part of his “inner circle.” This sense of camaraderie remained with me and within the School of Business throughout my four years at La Salle, and it continues on to this day.
The critical factors to me in choosing a university included smaller class size, the opportunity to participate in a co-op/internship during the academic year, the school’s overall reputation in its community, and the connectivity of the faculty with their students. La Salle well exceeded my expectations in every aspect. I was able to secure a co-op position during my junior year, which ultimately led to full-time employment immediately after graduation. I have also maintained relationships with many of the faculty for more than 15 years.
It is this sense of family and connectivity that drives my desire to continue to give back to the School of Business. I enjoy meeting the high-caliber students in the Accounting Department and forming relationships with them in my role as PwC’s Relationship Partner for La Salle University. As the Relationship Partner, I have the opportunity to meet students of the highest caliber and recruit them for intern and full-time positions within PwC.
Additionally, I have the opportunity to invite students to participate in PwC’s xTREME games, where students from more than 80 colleges and universities compete to win cash prizes at both the local and national level. A few years ago, the team from La Salle was one of the top five teams in the country and took a trip to New York City to compete in the finals. It gives me great pride to see La Salle’s business students succeed and for allowing me to play a small role in that success, I will always be grateful.