Senior Spotlight

Alex Dempsey '12

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Major: Accounting and Finance

Honors: Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Epsilon

Activities: Student Government Association, S.H.A.R.E., Sigma Phi Epsilon, Habitat for Humanity, VP of Beta Alpha Psi, Campus Tutoring, Porter Family Professional Development Center Student Ambassador, CFA Global Investment Research Challenge, Business Fellow

Internship: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Risk Assurance Intern
Alex’s main responsibility was to audit internal controls of the company to make sure they were secure. He also got to interact with clients if any major issues arose.

Internship: Haverford Trust Company, Trust Operations Administrator
Alex's responsibilities included depositing checks, balancing books, allocating money to client accounts and researching stocks for the company's mutual fund.

Post-graduation plans: Alex will be an Advisory Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Philadelphia office.

Advice for students: Get involved early in your college career. It’s never too early to complete an internship or to begin working on your resume and career search.

Sam Upton '12

Hometown: Wake Forest, N.C.

Major: Accounting

Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi

Activities: Business Fellow, President of Beta Alpha Psi, VP of Beta Gamma Sigma

Internship: KPMG, Audit Intern
Sam worked as part of the audit engagement team. During his time he saw his responsibilities grow and by the end of his experience he was testing accounts and doing actual accounting work as opposed to typical internship duties.

Post-graduation plans: Sam will work in financial services at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Charlotte, N.C., office.

Advice for students: Network! It’s all about networking. Join professional organizations and attend networking events. You could have the best resume in the world, but if you don’t know anybody, it puts you at a disadvantage.