Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
From the very beginning, I loved any and all sports.
Through my many years of organized sports in elementary/high school, I learned the importance of hard work, commitment, dedication, and selflessness; always putting the team's goals above your own.
In high school, I decided to take an accounting class. I was immediately interested in the material and proceeded to take every business class that my high school offered.
I was accepted into the Smeal College of Business at Penn State to hopefully further my business education. However, I wanted to continue my athletic career into college...
During my senior year of high school, I was offered a an opportunity to walk-on (i.e. no scholarship) to the Penn State Men's Basketball team.
My Penn State athletic career provided me with some of the most valuable lessons of my life and taught me importance of positivity, sacrifice, and organization.
I applied these life lessons to my academic career at Penn State which led me to apply and be accepted into the Integrated Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program.
Leveraged my experiences gained through the MAcc program to intern and start full-time at KPMG. From there, I've learned something new each day and have been provided invaluable opportunities.
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Career

Audit Senior Associate

I plan and execute audits to provide insights to my clients and confidence to the capital markets.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

Coming from a sports background, I've always enjoyed being a part of a team. That team mentality is what I enjoy most about my typical day at KPMG. Each day I am able to mentor the younger members of my team to help them gain new experiences and knowledge. Simultaneously, I'm able to learn from the managers/partners to grow my own skills. Whether it's working through the accounting for a new client transaction or understanding the ins and outs of a new process, there's always something to learn!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Talk to as many people as you can. No two experiences are identical and the more people you meet, the better equipped you will be to succeed in this career path. Everyone that I've encountered in my career has been more than willing to share their experiences—all you have to do is ask!

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You shouldn't go into public accounting, the CPA Exam requires too much studying and you work too many hours at a Big Four firm. "