Dante D'Egidio

Dante D'Egidio

Audit Partner


EY

McLean, VA USA


Approach everything like it’s an investment in your future, because it is.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I did a rotation in Italy, which was great but stressful. The work I was assigned was complicated and I didn’t have much support. But it helped me develop the confidence that I could do anything.
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Education

High School
Monsignor Bonner High School
Bachelor
Accounting
Villanova University

Career

Audit Partner

I lead EY’s Audit practice in the East Region and serve clients.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Entrepreneurship
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

In my Audit Leader role, I make decisions that impact our practice from an operational and financial standpoint – hiring or resource-allocation decisions for example. I spend a lot of time mentoring and coaching others, talking to people about their careers and different paths that they could take. I also deal with the complexities in our clients’ businesses and apply a solution-oriented mindset that helps them reach their goals.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Soft skills are important, particularly paying attention, asking questions and listening to diverse points of view. You learn a lot from people who have been there and done that. That’s what I’ve done throughout my career and certainly still today. It’s important to learn to take chances on opportunities when they present themselves. Also, you have to trust others. These things have helped me develop and become a better leader.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Think about how you’re investing in yourself. In other words, don't just go through the motions of whatever you're involved in – school, work, relationships, etc. – but really give it your all, because it will pay off in the future. Approach everything like it’s an investment in your future, because it is.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"It's a pretty intensive career early on in terms of the hours. So people told me they thought I was crazy for working as much as I did. They warned me of burnout."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student