Accounting and Finance
What are you doing post-graduation?
I have accepted a full-time position with Johnson and Johnson in their Finance Leadership Development Program. I will complete my first 18-month rotation with DePuy Synthes Orthopaedics in Warsaw, Indiana.
How did Butler support you in finding this job?
I connected with Johnson and Johnson at a Butler career fair where I learned about the leadership development program and the company. I was then connected with Butler alumni from the program at Johnson and Johnson so I could better understand the opportunity and if the job was right for me. This support gave me the confidence (and excitement) I needed when applying, interviewing, and finally accepting my first full-time job offer.
How did Butler prepare you for this next chapter in your life?
Butler has prepared me for graduation in many ways but most influential to me has been my Career Mentor and friend Randy Brown. Randy has been an instrumental part of my success at Butler and helped me reflect on my educational experiences in public accounting and in financial planning and what would be the best career choice for me. By far the most valuable part of my education at Butler has been the network of people I have gained who have pushed me to excel and become more confident in my path post grad.
What are your long-term career goals?
My long-term career goals are to pass the CPA exam and make an impact with Johnson and Johnson. I am proud to join the Johnson and Johnson family and hope to turn it into a home just like Butler has been for me.
What are you going to miss most about your time at Butler?
I will miss the friendships and community here most of all. There are so many amazing people at Butler that are here to support you.
What advice would you give a first-year student as you reflect on your time at Butler?
My advice for any first-year student would be take advantage of the opportunities Butler has to offer. You never know who will become that connection—everyone has something to share and teach. Specifically, join several clubs, study abroad, ask questions, and do not hesitate to try new things.