Alumni Profile: Madeline Santy '14
Title: Advisory Senior Consultant
How did this job opportunity come about?
During my junior year, I spoke with a current employee of Deloitte's AERS division who eventually helped me come into contact with the Deloitte recruitment team. I attended a few recruiting events and a two-day leadership conference hosted by Deloitte during the summer between my junior and senior year, and interviewed for a full-time position fall of my senior year.
What activities at LMU helped you get this job?
While at LMU, I worked in the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Enrollment Management, I was a member of the CBA Student Investment Fund, and I held leadership positions within my sorority. All of these experiences provided me with both technical and core interpersonal skills that I used throughout the interview process and will definitely take with me when I start working full time in the fall.
What is your long-term career goal?
The only goal I have is to make sure that whatever my job is 5, 10, or 15 years from now affords me the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and that I am challenged walking into my workspace everyday.
Why did you decide to major in finance?
When I came to LMU, I knew I wanted to be a business major because I really enjoy the opportunities to build relationships in this field. I also love math and working with numbers, and figured I would combine the two.
Any favorite finance classes at LMU?
All of my finance classes were great, but I really enjoyed the first finance class I took, Introduction to Corporate Finance, with Dr. Offenberg, as well as International Finance with Professor Elkinawy. Both classes offered the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of core financial topics, while also making it easy to understand what was happening in the financial world outside of the classroom.
Advice for someone who is considering finance as a major?
When I was a finance major, I didn't realize how many paths are available to take after graduation with this degree. Every industry needs finance experts so your opportunities are quite unlimited. My biggest advice would be to talk to your professors about their own career paths, and to gain an understanding about which path suits you best!