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 Matt!
“willkommen zurück,” or “welcome back” to Matt because he has just returned from a semester abroad in Vienna, Austria! At BC, Matt is studying Finance and Economics. This past summer, Matt interned in Private Banking at JP Morgan in NYC. In his free time, Matt enjoys learning and teaching others about stock options and foreign exchange markets in the Boston College student organization Heights Capital. He is also quite a singer, and he performs with the University Chorale of Boston College and the Chorale chamber singers. One of his favorite things about the Carroll School is that although it is one of the top-ranked undergraduate business schools, the environment within the Carroll School is one of collaboration and learning. The professors and other classmates want nothing but success for you both inside and outside of the classroom. His advice to underclassmen is to get involved! It is important to strategically choose a few diverse endeavors that carry the most value for you in the present and as preparation for the future. So be involved, but don’t spread yourself too thin. Fun fact about Matt: Both of his parents attended BC, were married at St. Ignatius Church, and had their reception in the Rat!
Meet Peer Advisor Nicole!
Nicole has a double concentration in Business Analytics and Information Systems. She has been involved with the Undergraduate Government of Boston College and the PULSE program on campus. She was also a research assistant in the Marketing department for a year, worked as a manager for BC dining, and this year will be a teacher’s assistant for Professor Wyner in the Information Systems department. She studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and has just completed a summer internship at EY, working as a risk advisory intern. Her favorite thing about the Carroll School is studying abroad—she remarks how easy it was to include in her four years here at BC, and how common it is for all of her peers in the Carroll School! Her advice is to get to know your professors; they are the best resource for networking and really interesting people to get to know! Fun fact about Nicole: In high school, Nicole coached a cheerleading squad that competed in the national championship twice!
Meet Peer Advisor Sam!
Samuel is concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Inclusive Education. He is involved with 4Boston on campus and volunteers at Perkins School for the Blind. He worked this past summer at Converse as a brand marketing and communications intern. His favorite thing about the Carroll School is the career advising that is provided. If he could give you any piece of advice, he would tell you to be willing to take internships during the school year, and to differentiate yourself from your peers through jobs, experiences, and/or combinations of your major and minor. Fun fact about Samuel: He is an oyster connoisseur and a diehard Jurassic Park fan.
Meet Peer Advisor Nicolette!
Nicolette has a double concentration in Finance and Accounting, and worked this past summer in New York City as an accounting intern at ITG. She has been involved as a volunteer for the Student Admissions Program for the past four years, where she gives tours and panels to prospective students and their families. She is also a member of the Women in Business Organization on campus, and will be a teaching assistant for Professor Wesner’s Business Law class. Her favorite thing about the Carroll School is the professors. She recognizes that she has learned so much from her professors both inside and outside of the classroom, and she values how accessible and willing the professors are to help their students at any time. Her advice is to take advantage of your professor’s and your TA’s office hours. Her freshmen year she took advantage of those office hours, and now she realizes it is one of her favorite things about the Carroll School. Fun fact about Nicolette: She can wiggle her ears!
Meet Peer Advisor Hannah!
Hannah is an Accounting major with an International Studies minor with a focus on ethics and social justice. She the vice president of the Carroll School Honors Program for the 2015-2016 school year and has been a member all four years. She spent her past three years as a long jumper and a triple jumper on the track team and has participated in the Appalachia Volunteers program on campus. She was also a teacher’s assistant for Financial Accounting her junior year. Hannah has stayed busy over her summer vacations while she’s been at BC. The summer after her freshman year she interned as an investment analyst at Discovery Group in Chicago, the summer after her sophomore year she travelled to Venice, Italy, and this past summer Hannah worked as a management consulting intern at PwC in Chicago. Her favorite thing about the Carroll School is the students. She says that whether they are some of her closest friends, roommates, or upperclassmen mentors, her Carroll School peers have inspired, challenged, and helped her to pursue her goals and set even higher ones. Her advice is to you is to get out of your comfort zone! She says you could try a case competition, take a class or join a club outside of the Carroll School, or get to know a professor or classmate better—you never know what could spark a new interest for you if you don’t try new things! Fun fact about Hannah: Her favorite place to run is the Chicago lakefront!
Meet Peer Advisor Meghan!
Meghan is concentrating in accounting, and minoring through the Lynch School of Education in Leadership in Higher Education and Community Settings. She participated in the International Accounting experience abroad. She has interned at both GE in CLP sales and marketing in Milwaukee (2014,) and at Deloitte as an audit intern in Seattle (2015.) She has been involved in a multitude of different activities on campus including Women in Business as a board member, the C21 Center with Agape Latte, the Ignatian Society as a board member, and a Tech Trek participant. She has also been a Lynch research assistant and a marketing research assistant, and has participated with the Emerging Leader Program and 4Boston. Meghan was not always confident that the Carroll School and studying business were the right fit for her, but she has found some incredible advisors and professors through the Carroll school that have helped her to find her own meaningful path. Her favorite part of the Carroll School has been these mentors found and relationships made with both students and faculty, and the lessons she has learned both inside and outside the classroom. Her advice to you would be two-fold: first, to be open to taking classes in different schools, and secondly, to visit your professors’ office hours. Fun fact about Meghan: When she was growing up, Meghan was determined to be a star in the circus. She learned how to walk on stilts, jump rope while pogo-sticking, and gracefully fall on a unicycle!
Meet Peer Advisor Mac!
Mac has a double concentration in Finance and Economics, as well as a minor in History. He studied abroad in Singapore, and has just completed an internship with Aeris Partners, working hands-on with M&A Advising. On campus, Mac is involved in a variety of extracurricular activities including Special Olympics, Heights Capital, and he volunteers at Project Bread. His favorite thing about the Carroll School is cultivating relationships with all of his professors. His advice for you is to explore opportunities outside of the Carroll School curriculum! Fun fact about Mac: While he was abroad, he earned his scuba diving license—and now he loves to scuba dive!
Meet Peer Advisor Will!
Will is a senior who is concentrating in Accounting and Finance. In addition to his two concentrations, Will is also majoring in International Studies! He has just completed an internship working in fraud investigation and dispute services at EY. He is involved on campus in the BC men’s club soccer team, the Arrupe program, and the Shaw Leadership Program. His favorite thing about the Carroll School is the passion that all faculty and administrators have for their field. He also appreciates the desire these same faculty members have to see their students learn and succeed. His advice to underclassmen is to seek an answer to the question: what gets you out of bed in the morning?? This answer will be able to help you choose the classes you take, the activities you participate in, and the people you surround yourself with. Fun fact about Will: He wrote-off studying Accounting after taking it for a year in high school. When he got to BC, however, he saw that the accounting classes here incorporated real-life examples, guest speakers, and case studies -- all that broadened his perspective and encouraged him to declare accounting as one of his concentrations during his sophomore year!
Meet Peer Advisor Matt!
Matt has a Finance concentration and a Math minor. He studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, and interned at Morgan Stanley in investment banking. He is involved on campus in many extracurriculars, including the BC Economics Association and the Student Admissions Program (SAP) as a panelist. His favorite thing about the Carroll School is the professors and also attending the Dean’s Coffee events in Fulton. His advice for you is to explore all sorts of different concentrations! Don’t develop too narrow of a focus too fast. Fun fact about Matt: When he was 6 he made his family listen to Don McLean’s “American Pie” an entire road trip from New Orleans, LA to Destin, FL (a little over 4 hours according to Mapquest!)
Meet Peer Advisor Jenny!
Jenny is concentrating in Accounting and minoring in Asian studies. The summer after her sophomore year, Jenny interned at Course Hero and Chubb, and the summer after her junior year, Jenny interned at EY. She is involved on-campus as a mentor for freshmen through BC Duo and AHANA Outreach. She has served as a classroom volunteer at Mason Rice Elementary and Mt. Alvernia Academy, and has worked with children at an early learning center in Natchez, MS (during an immersion trip to Mississippi). She is also one of the original members who helped to start Bike BC on campus. Her favorite thing about the Carroll School is professors who share their time with students to answer questions about the class, majors, and careers. Her advice to you is to be open and talk with upperclassmen! She suggests upperclassmen such as your TAs or Peer Advisors especially—this could help to get a sense of how they planned out their four years, selected their majors, and secured a job or internship. This way, you may be able to learn from their mistakes and their successes! Fun fact about Jenny: Her favorite color is green!