University of Mary Washington
2. What is your current position (title, company, location)? Can you describe a typical day?
Position: Senior Consultant
Location: Washington, DC
3. How did your major prepare you for your current job?
In my current role as a financial and risk advisory consultant, I am responsible for leading and executing audit readiness, internal control, and enterprise risk management tasks for federal agencies in the greater Washington, DC area. My degree in business administration exposed me to the many elements necessary to make organizations function effectively and efficiently which has tied directly into my current project, as we’re developing and implementing an internal control and risk management infrastructure to enhance our clients operational, non-operational, and reporting processes.
4. What’s the best career advice you ever received?
“Stay as broad as you can, for as long as you can.” – Matt Widmer, Deloitte Risk and Financial Services – Government & Public Services Leader
5. Was there a professor, advisor, or fellow student who made an impression on you or helped you when you were at UMW?
During my time at UMW, there were two professors in the Accounting Department that played a large role in why I pursued accounting/consulting as a profession. Professor Machande taught me that accountants don’t just have to be number-crunching math whizzes who sit behind a desk all day, but can be client facing, extroverted, problem solvers! Professor Frackelton served as a mentor to me in college, offering me an internship at his Tax Law Firm and always making himself available for career guidance (even after graduation).
6. What’s your fondest memory of UMW?
I have three brothers and we all attended UMW (Geoff Prin, ’09, Brendan Prin, ’14, and Sean Prin, ’17)! We created so many memories together during our time at UMW it’s tough to pick just one.
7. Are there any special accomplishments you’ve achieved after college that you’d like to share?
As a huge Maryland Terrapin fan, I’d say graduating with a Masters’ degree from the University of Maryland was a special accomplishment. But, I am most proud to be a part of a far stretching and fast growing UMW network!
8. How would your family or friends describe you in seven words or less?
Loyal, entertaining, kind, and hard-working
9. In one sentence, what advice would you give current business students?
Develop and maintain strong relationships with your peers and professors! Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.