Sponsored by Ernst & Young
The EY 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.
Meet Peer Advisor Diana!
Chicago native, Diana is concentrating in Marketing and Finance. She enjoyed her time abroad in Florence, Italy during the fall of her junior year. She has interned this past summer for JP Morgan in Asset Management. Diana is co-president of Women in Business, leads Kairos in the fall and Halftime in the spring, plays club water polo, and volunteers at West End House Boys and Girls Club in Brighton. Her favorite thing about Boston College is the networking resources and the Carroll School’s relationships with companies. It is incredible how helpful BC alumni are in the job search process. Diana’s advice would be to develop relationships with the staff in Fulton 360. They are able connect you with other students and alumni for conversations that help you figure out what you want to do in life. In addition, they help each student figure out how to utilize BCs phenomenal professional network wherever you want to end up - whether it's New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or here, in Boston!
Fun fact: She has seen every single (DCOM) Disney Channel Original Movie (and her favorite is Smart House).
Meet Peer Advisor Angel!
Angel has a double concentration in Finance and Accounting. This past summer, she worked as an intern for PwC audit. Angel says that Carroll School professors integrate outside life experiences into the classroom which has helped her apply these skills to her summer internships. Angel’s best advice to other undergraduates is to “take on new challenges but don't try to be involved in everything; be yourself and don't be afraid to be different.” Angel recommends that students take advantage of the availability of professors and staff as it is always reassuring to talk to them about academics and other concerns. During Angel’s four years at BC, she has involved herself with the Student Admission Program, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, and served as both a Teacher Assistant and Research Assistant for the Accounting Department.
Fun fact: Angel actually hated accounting in high school because she thought it was just about debits and credit. She says that BC's accounting classes incorporate real-world situations, which help illustrate how accounting is so much more!
Meet Peer Advisor Riley!
Riley is a senior with a concentration in Finance who studied abroad in Rome during his junior year. At BC, he urges undergraduates to not limit themselves to just the core curriculum and coast through the Carroll School. Freshmen should take classes that might not be in their major but that sound interesting to them. Additionally, they should partake in the many clubs within the Carroll School or compete in BCVC. Riley believes that the academic advising and the professors are the best thing about the Carroll School. Building relationships with administrators and professors outside of the classroom has made a positive impact on his time at BC. In fact, Riley says that they have been some of the most important relationships he has formed during college. They have truly made his path through the Carroll School both meaningful and engaging. This past summer, Riley was a corporate finance intern at Fidelity.
Fun fact: Riley is the reigning champion of the Greater Seattle Pickleball Open.
Meet Peer Advisor Dennis!
Dennis is concentrating in both Finance and Information Systems. As a junior, Dennis studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dennis believes that it is important to become involved and take advantage of the great opportunities at Boston College both inside and outside the classroom. For example, one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences he's had at BC is the TechTrek West class, which culminates in a week long field study in Silicon Valley. Dennis is involved in AHANA Management Academy, Information Systems Academy, Bitcoin Club, and the Honors Program. His favorite thing about the Carroll School is the professors; it has been a tremendous opportunity to have been able to take their classes and learn from them. The most important lesson he has learned over his years at BC was to utilize the alumni network and reach out to upperclassmen. "The BC network is absolutely incredible and there are endless opportunities that one can stumble across." Dennis has interned at a startup called Good-Benefits and as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Shea & Company.
Fun fact: Dennis was born in Honolulu!
Meet Peer Advisor Mike!
Mike has a concentration in Finance and Accounting. Mike has worked at Bloomberg as a contracts intern in the summer after his freshman year, and at Ernst &Young (EY), this past summer, as an assurance intern. He advises undergraduates to take it upon oneself to get to form a relationship with one of the professors. Mike says: "By forming a relationship with these professors on both an academic and a personal level, a professor can better recognize your goals and values to guide you along your way both during your time at Boston College as well as going forward in the working world. Often times the informal advice I get from some of my professors is just as good if not better than the advice I receive from my academic advisors."
Fun fact: For three years in a row, Mike's intramural wiffle ball team has lost in the championship game (but they are looking forward to winning in their final year at BC.)
Meet Peer Advisor Sylvia!
Sylvia has a double concentration in Finance and Marketing. Her advice to undergraduates is to "take advantage of all the networking opportunities available on campus throughout the semester (Internship and Career Fairs, Deans Coffee, etc.) & start networking early! The more connections you make early on, the better off you will be." Sylvia’s favorite thing about the Carroll School is the extremely knowledgeable professors, who are always willing to go out of their way to meet with you to offer class or career advice. On campus, Sylvia has participated in the Women in Business Club, and acted as a Finance tutor for Learning Resources for Student Athletes. This past summer, Sylvia interned at TripAdvisor.
Fun fact: Sylvia is fluent in Arabic!
Meet Peer Advisor Scott!
Scott has a double concentration in Finance and Accounting. This past summer, Scott interned at Citi as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst. At BC, Scott has participated in many clubs and activities such as 4Boston, Appalachia, Intramural sports (football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball), Word of Mouth, and Investment Club. His best advice for undergraduate Carroll School students is to "create a network of mentors for you. There are so many incredible resources available to any CSOM student. They can be formal, such as the peer advisors or the undergraduate Dean's office, or informal, such as older students, alumni, or your favorite professor. Everyone in the BC community is more than willing to help out and truly wants to see success for every student." Scott loves that the Carroll School has outstanding professors and classes with great interactive discussion. There are great events in the Carroll School put on by the dean's office, peer mentors, student organizations, and the career center.
Fun fact: While studying abroad in Rome, Italy, Scott traveled to thirteen different countries!
Meet Peer Advisor Stephanie!
Stephanie is concentrating in Accounting with a minor in International Studies. She enjoyed her study abroad program at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Stephanie believes that it is very important to "find a mentor within CSOM, whether that be an older student or professor. A mentor is a really useful relationship for a student to gain advice, both in and out of the classroom!" Stephanie encourages undergraduate students to take advantage of the Dean’s Coffee every Thursday. Throughout the school year, Stephanie acts as a Kairos retreat leader, intern in the Boston College Athletics External Operations department, and was involved with the Arrupe immersion trip to El Salvador. Stephanie just recently interned at PwC in New York.
Fun fact: Every summer, Stephanie rides in the Pan-Massachusetts Bike Ride, a 200 mile ride to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Meet Peer Advisor Emily!
Emily is concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Hispanic Studies. She enjoyed her time in Madrid, Spain studying at Universidad Carlos III. During the summers, she has interned for EMC in the Sales Education Department, as well as at Flagship Private Air as a Marketing intern. Emily thinks that it is very important to take advantage of the opportunities in these four years to take courses and join clubs outside of your comfort zone. She was a Kairos leader, SAP panelist, and Arrupe participant. In her experience, Carroll School professors have always been willing to go the extra mile for their students. Because classes are relatively small, her professors have made it a point to know Emily personally and she has found it very easy to approach them. Her advice for the underclassmen in the Carroll School is to "NETWORK! BC provides a ton of opportunities to meet people through events like internship fairs, Dean’s coffee, company info sessions, etc. and these people could potentially be the key to getting that first internship. Boston College alumni love to help out current students, so definitely take advantage of that."
Fun fact: After spending this time in Europe, Emily has become obsessed with traveling and is always looking for another trip to take.
Meet Peer Advisor Ariam!
Ariam has concentrations in Marketing and Management and Leadership. She studied abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Two of her favorite things to do are dancing and watching independent films. Ariam has worked as a Marketing and Communications intern, Global Design Strategies at Marriot International. On campus, she is involved in African Student Organization as a Senior Representative, Smart Woman Securities, and Women in Business. Ariam’s advice to undergraduates is don't pursue something in order to live up to an expectation or because your sources tell you that you "should." Instead, pursue something that is truly in line with your personality and interests. Nothing is worse than feeling inauthentic in your pursuits. Her favorite things about the Carroll School are the intimate classroom experience, professor accessibility, and the opportunity to apply classroom concepts to "real world" problems and scenarios.
Fun fact: Ariam is Eritrean! In attempt to further strengthen her ties with the African continent, she participated in TechTrek Ghana with Professors Gallaugher and Bagnani here at BC
Meet Peer Advisor Justin!
Justin is concentrating in Finance, Computer Science, and Operations Management. During his summers he interned at both UPS and Deloitte Consulting. For underclassmen in the Carroll School, Justin believes that it is important to go to the professors' office hours and try to build relationships with them. On campus, he is involved in Men's Club Soccer, Relay for Life, and the Consulting Club of Boston College. Justin’s favorite thing about the Carroll School is the experienced professors, who are always willing to adjust their schedule and make time for the students to offer advice.
Fun fact: he ran the Boston Marathon in 2012!