Spencer Parcel ’14

I came to Saint Peter’s University as a junior, and I was very eager to gain professional experience. Through the recommendations of several students, I came in contact with Mr. Crescenzo Fonzo, Director of Career Services and Dr. Peter Gotlieb, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Career Services. Mr Fonzo, Dr. Gotlieb, and their staffs were extremely helpful in many aspects. They provided me with a vast amount of resources, which lead to an internship in the accounting department at Avis Budget Group. I participated in this internship from my junior year until the summer after graduation. This experience was extremely beneficial as it allowed me to apply my technical accounting skills to real life situations.

At the start of my senior year, Mr. Fonzo got me in touch with several major Accounting firms with the potential to obtain a full-time offer. The experience I gained throughout my internship was extremely beneficial throughout this process. Mr. Fonzo and his staff provided me with the tools and guidance I needed to feel prepared for such important interviews. I ended up accepting a full-time offer with Ernst and Young, LLP as an Accounting Associate. As an accounting student, I couldn’t imagine a better place to start my career. I would encourage all Saint Peter’s students to get in touch with Mr. Fonzo and Dr. Gotlieb’s offices as they will provide you with a vast amount of resources which are extremely beneficial.