Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I got out of my comfort zone in college and was a student manager for our men's basketball team.
I moved from a very small town to a very large city without knowing anyone and having little money.
Without any money, my career started in the Great Recession.
I left public accounting because I was burnt out and, quite frankly, a little immature. However, my network would pay off eventually.
My former career coach referenced me for a job that would be unlike anything I've experienced previously.
I went back to public accounting and thrived in my new role.
Then I moved across the country and initially struggled adapting to my new community.
But my network helped me again and I am where I am today as a result.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Accounting
Pennsylvania State University

Career

Project Director

I help support our audit practice achieve their strategic goals.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Numbers
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I work with a lot of different people, so my typical day revolves around my calendar. My calendar consists of conference calls, video calls and time allocated for keeping my projects moving along. The best part is having the flexibility to own my calendar and be flexible when appropriate. This has helped hone my communication skills beyond my wildest imagination.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Be courageous and don't be afraid to ask questions, push yourself and your expectations.

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:

"Don't pursue a career in public accounting, you'll work too many hours!"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial