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July 1, 2010

Ten La Salle 2010 Graduates are Hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Despite a difficult job market for recent graduates, 10 La Salle 2010 graduates were hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the world’s largest professional services firms and the largest of the Big Four accounting firms.

“This is the largest group of La Salle graduates hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers in recent years,” according to Amy-Lynn Flood, a PwC partner for human resource services and La Salle alumna. “Although the graduating class (from all universities) has gotten considerably stronger and more competitive, La Salle graduates are such high caliber—we consider ourselves lucky to have them.”

The 10 La Salle graduates joining PwC are; Kayleigh Bosco of Croydon, Pa., Nick Keene of Nashua, N.H., Ryan Murray of Pittsgrove, N.J., Viraag Patel of Marlton, N.J., Bryan Schwartz of Quakertown, Pa., Tim Snyder of Atco, N.J., Ryan Tadley of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Jim Glenn, Nina Ross and Michael Rutkowski, all of Philadelphia. Nine will be joining the Philadelphia office, while one will work out of the Boston office.

“La Salle’s working relationship with PwC has spanned many decades,” said Paul Brazina, Dean of La Salle’s School of Business. “PwC’s partners and staff have consistently participated in the classroom as guest lecturers, supported student events, and enhanced our curriculum. It is only natural that many of our top students chose PwC for their careers.”

During their years at La Salle, the 10 graduates had many opportunities for exposure to PwC and its employees. Eight of the 10 had internships with the company. Several participated in PwC’s annual Extreme Accounting Challenge (xACT). Snyder and Keene were on the 2009 xACT team that was named a national finalist. In addition, Flood and other PwC employees participate in on-campus events such as Banker’s Day, recruitment fairs, and Executives on Campus.

According to Flood, there are approximately 90 La Salle graduates working in PwC’s Philadelphia office. “Another reason we like to hire La Salle graduates is because they tend to have long tenures with the company,” said Flood, who has worked for PwC for 13 years.