Sponsored by Ernst & Young
The Ernst & Young Peer Advisors are seniors in the Carroll School who will be offering drop-in advising hours throughout the semester. Stop by to talk with them about course selection, picking a concentration, studying abroad, getting involved on campus and more.
This semester's drop-in hour schedule is below. All drop-in hours at held in the Fulton Honors Common. Stop by to meet the E & Y Peer Advisors for 2012-2013!
10:30-11:30 am | Matt
11:30 am-12:30 pm | Kevin
12:30-1:30 pm | RJ
10:00-11:00 am | Lauren B
11:00 am-12:00 pm | Margo
12:00-1:00 pm | Sarah
1:00-2:00 pm | Kristen
10:30-11:30 am | Katherine
11:30 am -12:30 pm | Lauren W
12:30-1:30 pm | Andrew
Meet peer advisor Matt!
Matt chose his majors of Finance and Accounting because he was interested in learning about the building blocks of business; how businesses make money and function. He was also excited to take on these two majors because he knew that he would always be challenged to learn something new! Matt has used his business skills at summer internships including Sales and Trading within Goldman Sachs and in Private Wealth at Merrill Lynch. At BC Matt enjoys his involvement in the Investment Club and playing intramural sports. His best advice to the undergrads in CSOM is to stay true to yourself and your interests while at BC and really focus on what you are good at! He also suggests taking advantage of the alumni networks and career center as they are great resources and that students also take the time to have fun at college since it only lasts four years! Some final fun facts about Matt are that he loves snowboarding, traveling to foreign countries, and playing tennis.
Meet peer advisor Lauren!
Lauren is majoring in Finance and Accounting so that she can get to know the multiple sides of business. She studied abroad in Seville, Spain for a semester and advises that other undergraduates go abroad and travel as much as possible. Lauren has also been involved in multiple internships including Hastings Private Equity and as an investment banking summer analyst for Barclays Capital, Global Healthcare. At BC she gives her time to Student Organization Funding Committee, the Women in Business club, and the Finance Academy. A fun fact about Lauren is that FRIENDS remains her favorite TV show of all time!
Meet peer advisor Margo!
Margo is majoring in Operations Management and Finance. She likes that both concentrations can help her move towards her goal of working on the logistics/supply chain of a luxury car company. She also found the combination to be a perfect fit for her interests because Finance is a very broad area of study while Operations Management is smaller and very focused. Margo spent some of her time away from BC studying at the University of Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. She has also worked as a corporate finance and restructuring intern at FTI Consulting and as a business analytics/market research intern at Science Application International Corporations (SAIC). At BC, Margo is involved in Women in Business, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, and the Finance Academy. She is worldly, having been born in Okinawa, Japan and being able to speak German, though now resides in Great Falls, Virginia. Margo’s advice to other undergraduates is to study hard early on to create a solid GPA because the work only gets harder as an upperclassman. She also recommends getting involved, whether through clubs, social events, or Career Center fairs because they are all great ways to meet new people.
Meet peer advisor Kevin!
Kevin is majoring in Information Systems and Marketing and also has a minor in Italian. Kevin chose his major because of his lifelong passion for tech and the influence of Professor Gallaugher of the Information Systems department. Using the language skills from his Italian minor, Kevin chose to study abroad in Parma, Italy during his junior year. He also was a summer intern at OLO Online Ordering as well as an intern at PIQC, INC. At BC, Kevin stays busy through his involvement in the Italian Club, IS Academy, and the Student Admission Program. He also dedicated time to his fellow students as a Teaching Assistant in Professor Ransbotham’s Computers in Management class. Kevin has three important pieces of advice for undergraduates: 1) take advantage of the electives CSOM offers, 2) study abroad for a semester, and 3) don’t take a single second of college for granted because the time flies by! One last fun fact about Kevin: he was the first person to order at Five Guys Burgers and Fries using their iPhone app!
Meet peer advisor RJ!
RJ is majoring in Finance and Operations Management. He enjoys applying math and critical thinking skills to real life business situations and these concentrations allow him to develop his skills and prepare for future careers. RJ has worked as a transaction services valuations intern for PricewaterhouseCoopers. At BC he is involved in the Relay for Life Program, the Freshman League, and the Arrupe International Immersion Program. A little known fun fact about RJ is that he skipped the 3rd grade! RJ’s best advice to undergraduates is that if you try new things every day, you are bound to find what brings you alive.
Meet CSOM peer advisor Andrew!
Andrew was drawn to his major, Finance, because it blends the use of quantitative skills with working in a team environment which he feels suits his personality well. He studied at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and while abroad visited 12 countries. Andrew interned for Bank of America where he was a global wealth and investment management summer analyst. At BC he is a member of the Investment Club, the Finance Academy, and the Student Admission Program. He is also an avid BC hockey fan! Andrew advises undergraduates to take advantage of all the resources CSOM has to offer. From advising on classes to careers, he says, there are many peers and professors willing to help.
Meet peer advisor Katherine!
Katherine enjoys the versatility and flexibility of her Finance and Marketing majors and how they combine the academic fields of Communications, English, and Math. She studied abroad at King’s College in London, UK during her junior year and is active in many clubs such as the Student Admission Program, Welcome Wagon, and Ultimate Frisbee. A fun fact about Katherine is that she can do both front and back flips. Katherine’s advice to other undergraduates in CSOM is don’t be afraid to try something new and get out of your comfort zone whether it be for a class, club, or new job opportunity.
Meet peer advisor Kristen!
Kristen majors in Marketing and Management which she feels are a perfect match to her communication skills and interest in the visual arts. She also has a minor in American Studies which allows her to escape from all of her CSOM requirements and focus on her interests of law and politics. Kristen spent a semester of her junior year studying abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. She has worked as a government markets intern at Esri, a global mapping software company in Redlands, CA, as head of social media at KegFly, and as marketing and social media leader at M.C. Hair Consultants in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. At BC Kristen is the president of the Women in Business club, a representative for the Ignation Society High School, and is involved in 4Boston and Campus Ministry. A fun fact of about Kristen is that she once served on an Irish and American Youth Team assisting over 400 Irish pilgrims from Belfast on their pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. To undergraduates in CSOM, Kristen advises that they get involved, look into interdisciplinary minors, go to BC-sponsored events, take advantage of Boston, and foster relationships with both professors and peers!
Meet peer advisor Sarah!
Sarah chose her majors, marketing and finance, because they speak to her personality and her interest in how businesses tick. She also has an art history minor through Arts & Sciences which allows her to further her passion for art and its historical movements. Sarah studied abroad during her junior year at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy and has interned at Foundation for Economic Education. More recently, Sarah worked as a strategy and operations summer scholar at Deloitte Consulting. At BC she stays busy as a chief executive officer of Smart Woman Securities and speaker series chair for the CSOM Honor Program Executive Board. A fun fact about Sarah is that she is a certified yoga instructor who teaches power yoga at the Plex and even taught while abroad in Rome! Her best advice to undergraduates is to get involved. Sarah believes that tapping into your passion, whatever it may be, and joining a club or taking on a leadership position is the key to getting the most out of your undergrad experience!
Meet peer advisor Lauren!
Lauren chose her Accounting major after taking classes with Prof. Ed Taylor and Prof. Amy LaCombe. She also has a minor in Faith, Peace, & Justice. Lauren enjoyed studying abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica during her junior year and has interned in auditing at Deloitte. At BC she is involved in the Smart Woman Securities club and CSOM Honors Program. A fun fact about Lauren is that she is the only person from her high school studying at BC. She advises undergraduates to get to know their professors because they’re the best.