RSM Summer Leadership Program, A Reflection

    July 2, 2018

    Student Anthony DeGennaro shares his experience with RSM's summer leadership program, Pathways.

    Tell us a little bit about your summer program.

    I had the privilege of being invited to RSM's summer leadership program called Pathways on June 26 and 27. This program was a great opportunity to meet current employees of the firm and learn what they had to say about RSM. The two days at RSM were days spent networking and doing fun team activities. I got to meet everybody at the firm from people who were interning this summer to partners who have been at the firm for over 10 years.

    In what ways has a Scranton education prepared you for this particular experience?

    A Scranton education prepared me for this experience because RSM preached treating others how you want to be treated and to have respect for one another. This was also preached at Scranton from my business ethics class to my philosophy classes and even in my accounting classes. Having a Jesuit education made it easier to understand what that respect meant and how to put it into practice.

    What did you learn about yourself through this experience?

    I learned that I should not be afraid to step up into a leadership role even if I am not sure that I can handle it.

    What is the most important lesson you learned?

    The most important lesson I learned was that, while you should have a career plan in your mind, you have to be able to adapt and accept that it may not go exactly to plan.

    Do you have any advice for others?

    My advice for others is to study hard and get a good GPA, but you need more than a high GPA to get the job you want. It is never to early to start talking to recruiters and learning about possible employers.

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