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July 31, 2018
 
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Adelphi Event Shows Women the Way to Success in Accounting

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Adelphi alumnae are blazing a path in the field of accounting, and early this year, three who have achieved partnerships or C-level positions at leading firms returned to campus to discuss their careers.

In “Women on the Move,” Ellen Labita of Baker Tilly, Tina Catalina of Marcum LLP, and Kim Petry of Be Balanced were joined by member of the Dean’s Accounting Advisory Board Janet Bernier of BDO to talk about the challenges and impediments they faced, the mentors who helped them, and workplace issues highlighted by the MeToo movement. They also fielded questions from the large audience of students who attended, including ones about the leadership lessons they’ve learned and the advice they have on salary negotiation.

“Women on the Move,” which was moderated by Adelphi alumna Arianna Georgiadis of Mazars LLP, was the first leadership panel hosted by the Accounting Society and the Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society. The event was organized by two of undergraduates, Jennifer Blandenburgo, president of the Accounting Society and Hussna Javed, president of Beta Alpha Psi.

Future events will also focus on achieving success in the business world, complementing the accounting department’s efforts to prepare students for the CPA exam and build professional connections.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

 

For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
p – 516.237.8634
e – twilson@adelphi.edu

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