Success story: PwC brings Christina Kennedy on board

Congratulations to Christina Kennedy (GSB ’12), who has been selected by PwC as an assurance associate in the Financial Services division. Christina, who has been accepted to the Fordham Schools of Business’ dual-degree program, will complete her MBA in finance at the graduate school at Lincoln Center and begin full-time at PwC after receiving her master’s in May 2013. By then, she hopes to already be a CPA as well.

In addition to a slate of internships and career-prep experiences — the PwC National Leadership Adventure in summer 2009, an internship in PwC’s Investment Management area in summer 2010, and an internship in JPMorgan Chase’s Corporate Tax department starting in May 2011 — Christina has been highly involved in business student activities and competitions while at Gabelli. She participated in the PwC xTax competition for each of the last three years and was a member of last year’s winning Fordham team. The list of honor societies and groups that Christina belongs to is remarkable: She is president of the Gabelli chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Kappa Phi, the Boyle Society and the Global Business Honors Program. She also has held multiple positions in Fordham residence life, advising and peer leadership.

Though it might be hard for someone so deeply connected to Fordham to move on from Rose Hill, Christina said she is excited about working in PwC’s heavily team-based environment and about having the opportunity to travel for her job. She is also looking forward, as many seniors probably are, to the prospect of a real vacation — one that comes without reading assignments, special projects or the need to complete applications. All of us at Gabelli wish Christina a restful and memorable vacation, wherever her first one may be.

Christina’s advice to Gabelli freshmen and sophomores is to gain career insight by joining organizations, attending events and generally participating. “If you think you are interested in something, join a club that allows you to participate in this activity and that exposes you to information about that industry,” she said.

Words from the wise to the wise.

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