“Stay Intellectually curious,” PwC Vice Chairman Mark Mendola told students
In recognition of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) hiring more Rutgers Business School class of ’17 graduates than any other corporate partner, Mark Mendola, vice chairman and US managing partner of PwC was invited to RBS.
The day started with a breakfast meeting with Dean Lei Lei and senior leadership formally welcoming Mendola to Rutgers Business School, followed by conversation around PwC’s and RBS’ mutually beneficial relationship. “The trajectory of your rankings is impressive,” said Mendola. “Keep preparing students to be outstanding professionals, and we’ll keep hiring them!”
Some of Rutgers Business School’s outstanding accounting students met with Mendola and asked career advice questions. “Take advantage of opportunities,” Mendola told them. “Try new things outside your comfort zone, learn and work to become a better professional.”
“Keep and develop your intellectual curiosity; look beyond accomplishing a task or solving a problem,” Mendola said. “Question why things are done the way they are if you have an idea to improve a process. Work to help the organization and your personal brand,” Mendola told the students.
Mendola then met with Senior Associate Dean Martin S. Markowitz, who presented Mendola with a plaque of appreciation for PwC hiring more class of ’17 students than any other corporation.
In Winnie Westcott’s intermediate accounting class, Mendola recounted his career path and answered students’ questions. “Read more,” he told the students. “Be aware of changing industry and technology trends. Intellectually curious, ethical people with technical acumen and interpersonal communication skills are highly valued and create meaningful careers.”
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