“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I started college, but my mom is a math teacher, so numbers were always a part of my education,” he said. “When I came to Emmanuel, I took an accounting class with Professor [Donna] Marchand, and everything just clicked. She takes her time to explain concepts and offer any assistance to students.”
When it came time to search for an internship, Philip decided to go big—and looked to the accounting industry’s Big 4 of Deloitte, EY, PwC and KPMG, each of which has a Boston-based office just a few miles from campus.
Philip credits School of Business & Management faculty Antoine Melay for “massively” helping him prepare for his interviews by giving him a lesson in personal branding.
“It was my first venture in the workforce,” he said. “I wasn’t even sure how to answer questions like ‘Tell me about yourself’ or how to present my accomplishments in a succinct way. He made me realize I had so much more to offer than I thought.”