2006 Walsh Graduate
Year of Graduation:
Current Job Title:
Senior Financial Analyst
Place of Employment:
Diebold, Incorporated; Headquartered in North Canton, OH
Why did you chose Walsh?
I started at Walsh University my senior year at St. Thomas Aquinas High School for post secondary classes. I enjoyed the experience, so I decided to continue my studies at Walsh. I heard many good things about it, and my dad went there.
Describe briefly what you do in your current job:
I am a Senior Financial Analyst in the Corporate Development department at Diebold. We handle all mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and investment opportunities for the company. I work closely with cross-functional employees throughout the company.
How did Walsh prepare you for your current job?
The course curriculums, professor/student relationships, internship in Walsh's Information Systems department, student community, and Walsh staff, all contributed to making me the person I am today. I felt prepared when graduating and entering in the corporate world that I was able to perform and communicate effectively. Being efficient in my work and having the ability to make educated decisions are both critical skills I attained at Walsh. The School of Business at Walsh University, particularly the professors (Dr. Carole Mount, Dr. Rahmat Tavallali, Dr. Paul Dumont, Dr. Milan Savan, and Professor Joe Ezzie) have helped me throughout the years with preparing numerous reports, presentations, study habits, and case studies that can be applied to everyday business situations.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering attending Walsh University?
Walsh was the best four years of my life (so far). I enjoyed the close school community, small classroom sizes, being able to know many people (students, professors and staff), professors knowing students by name (and actually caring about the student), student activities on weekends, and providing to students anything and everything a larger university would.