The spring semester was busy for the students for the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program; the MAcc students used the past semester to learn about career management from Al Chiaradonna, visit Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and finalized their post-graduation employment plans.
Al Chiaradonna, a senior vice president at SEI and Temple University alumnus, presented during a MAcc Colloquium on Feb. 21 about century career management. He has spoken all over the world on topics ranging from industry dynamics and global talent management to leadership, business strategy, change management and work-life integration.
Speaking to the MAcc class, Al talked about his personal career journey and provided key career advice. He encouraged students to focus on learning opportunities and to chase experiences, not titles. He also discussed how the students must embrace technology as it is changing the working environment and allowing for more flexibility in the workplace. The empowering conversation was appreciated by the students, who asked many follow-up questions about managing their careers in accounting.
The following month, the MAcc class spent a full day Washington, D.C. visiting the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The students visited the offices of both organizations and heard about audit and regulatory issues from PCAOB and SEC representatives. This is the eighth visit by the Fox School MAcc program to these agencies.
The MAcc students graduate in September 2019 and are ready to enter the workforce. Nearly all students have secured jobs.
|Jonathan Angeline||Ernst & Young (EY)|
|Joseph Cannella||Kreischer Miller|
|Zaynub Cheema||PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)|
|Walter Chrobocinski||Veralon Partners|
|Bryan King||Grant Thornton|
|Trung (Tony) Le||PwC|
|Alamelu Mangai Sockalingam||RSM|
|Matthew Thompson||Baker Tilly|
|Xiqing (Claire) Xu||Deloitte|
|Wendolyn Yang||Mitchell & Titus|
Congratulations to the 2019 MAcc class! The next cohort starts in Fall 2019.