My name is Ronald Lewis and I am a sophomore in the College of Business planning on double majoring in Accounting and Finance. I am originally from Westchester, Illinois where I previously attended St. Joseph high school.
I originally decided to pursue a double major because of my interest in Investment Banking. I believe with 2 majors in Accounting and Finance, it will better prepare myself to be a more competitive candidate in the long run. However, many people in the College of Business always reassure me that each person path is their own, so I am trying to make sure that the double major is something that I really want to do at this point. Nevertheless, I have plenty of time to decide whether I want to double major or not so I am currently just taking my time to make sure I make the right decision.
Some things I am involved in on campus are Business Council, which is an organization within the College of Business that helps connect student with companies, while also giving back to the community through philanthropic events, and Illinois Student Senate, which is the official student government at the University of Illinos.
This past summer, I had an opportunity to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Internal Firm Services (IFS) group in their Chicago office. It was a absolutely great experience as I was able to interact with so many professionals including managers and even partners of the firm. Right now I am unsure what I am going to do for next summer, but I am definitely looking forward to expanding my network and growing professionally.
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