Class of 2016
Hi, Everyone! My name is Lexi Brecht, and I am a freshly graduated student from the Smeal College of Business with a B.S. in Enterprise Risk Management. I am thrilled to be joining Ernst & Young's Business Advisory Program, specifically in their Financial Services Office. I will be engaging in projects where I am supporting clients with raising capital and managing risk relating to structured finance transactions, as well as getting involved with the measurement and management of market, credit and operational risk; asset and liability exposures; economic capital; accounting, advisory and implementation services; and regulatory risk and compliance. Previously in Summer 2015, I worked for PNC Financial Services in their Independent Risk Management Department as Corporate Insurance Intern. Here I worked on multiple projects allowing me to gain insight into the corporate insurance world including one which allowed me to provide recommendations to reduce cost of workers compensation losses by analyzing historic claims data and creating a pivot table to sort information based on line of coverage, location number, claim type, and description to efficiently search for trends among the results.
Class of 2017
Hi, guys! My name is Colin Brown and I am a rising senior with an intended graduation of May 2017 with a degree in Enterprise Risk Management. For the summer of 2016, I will be interning within the Treasury Department at VWR, a global independent supplier of products, services, and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. My position will be responsible for performing global cash disbursement and cash activities, journal entries, audit inquiries, and assist with an enterprise risk management project. Although some may see an accounting or finance major fitting best into this role, I am excited to demonstrate the skills I have learned in both of those fields while potentially bringing a different way of thinking to the team. During the summer of 2015 I interned with the business development team at Venture Programs, a program administrator for Chubb, Zurich, and Allied World. In this position I was responsible for processing new business and completing database maintenance to improve the efficiency of obtaining new clients. Along with this I provided support to client and broker mailing initiatives to increase response rates.
Class of 2018
Hi, everyone! I am Brittney Falcon, a rising junior majoring in Enterprise Risk Management with an intended minor in Economics. In the summer of 2015, I worked at Edward Jones Investments as a Branch Office Administrator. I was responsible for overhauling the contact management system of the Financial Advisor I reported to. While under the supervision of the Financial Advisor, I also reviewed existing client accounts to confirm that financial data reported was within the firms suitability guidelines. In the summer of 2016, I will be interning for PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC) in New York City as a part of the Start Internship Program. I will be given the opportunity to not only partake in the Professional Services Industry but also further develop technical and professional skills necessary to succeed in most industries. Through shadowing experiences, coaching, and hands on experiences within PwC’s Internal Firm Services, I will enhance my skill set and learn of all that PwC has to offer. I am thrilled to experience a taste of the real world and further develop myself as a professional at one of the worlds leading accounting firms.