What STAR Means to Me:

STAR is an incredible opportunity to learn and work with the most innovative and leading edge technology of today’s business world. Being able to work primarily with SAP alongside a team of talented, young professionals and faculty provides both a challenging and rewarding experience that has contributed significantly to my growth and knowledge within the business world. It has helped me develop my critical thinking skills in addition to my ability to communicate effectively. Being able to navigate SAP and other ERP systems is an intricate part of today’s professional world and a takeaway that I will have with me throughout my career.

Annie Hosler '18

Current Position in STAR: Managing Technical Partner

Activities Involved with on Campus:

V.I.T.A – Volunteer Income Tax Assistant
• Delta Sigma Pi – Professional Fraternity
• Supplemental Instructor Mentor
• Accounting Society
• Member of Business Residential Learning Community 2014-2016
• Summer Scholars Honoree

Scholarships and Awards:

• Sutula Scholarship Recipient
• Walsh Scholarship Recipient

Professional Experience While in College:

• Summer 2017 Internship with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Risk   Assurance – ESS – SAP, Philadelphia, PA
• KPMG’s Discover Program in Philadelphia, Summer 2016
• PwC’s Elevate Program in Philadelphia, Summer 2016

Spotts

What STAR Means to Me:

The STAR Scholar Program is a gateway into the realm of ERP Systems which aids in expanding my knowledge of accounting and business intelligence. With technology fueling the progress of today’s corporate world, it is even more crucial to stay enlightened on modern software such as SAP. Surrounded by a team of motivated students and intelligent faculty, I am constantly challenged with complex issues which helps me grow not only as a professional but as a person.

Kyle Spotts '18

Current Position in STAR: Database Manager

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Delta Sigma Pi – Professional Fraternity
  • Accounting Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • PwC’s Elevate Program in Philadelphia, Summer 2016
  • Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Program in Philadelphia, Summer 2016
  • Grow with Grant Thornton Leadership in Hollywood Beach, FL Summer 2016
  • Will Intern with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Risk Assurance – ESS – SAP, Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Fuentes

What STAR Means to Me:

The STAR Scholars program allows me to advance my knowledge of ERP systems that are widely used in the corporate world. This exposure allows me to learn about the capabilities of these systems and their application to the accounting curriculum. Through this program, I am able to work with a team of bright individuals and faculty to ensure the success of the implementation of these systems throughout different classrooms. This experience not only has helped me further my career at St. Joe’s, but will allow me to apply my knowledge throughout my professional career.

Elizabeth Fuentes '18

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • SI Leader
  • Phi Sigma Pi – Professional Honor Fraternity
  • I.T.A.  – Volunteer Income Tax Assistant
  • Accounting Society
  • Weekly Service Community Partner Coordinator
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
  • Alpha Iota Delta and Omega Rho Honor Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • BBD, LLP Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, Summer 2015
  • Ernst & Young’s Launch Internship Program in Philadelphia, Summer 2016
  • PwC’s National Elevate Program in Atlanta, Georgia Summer 2016
  • KPMG’s Discover Program in Philadelphia, Summer 2016
  •  Intern with KPMG, Advisory – SAP – GRC, Philadelphia, PA
Sparacio

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR Scholars has provided me the opportunity work with the cutting edge business technology, that is, SAP. I am able to work alongside an elite group of like-minded individuals under the mentorship of a knowledgeable professor. STAR has aided me in developing both my accounting and technological skills while gaining exposure to ERP Systems early on in my college career. I believe that my involvement in the STAR program will undoubtedly assist me in developing a versatile skillset that will prove useful in my professional career.

Giovanni Sparacio '19

Current Position in STAR: Managing Partner

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Resident Assistant
  • Delta Sigma Pi – Professional Business Fraternity
  • Orientation Leader
  • Accounting Society
  • Appalachian Experience
  • Business Residential Learning Community 2015 – 2016

Professional Experience While in College:

  • KPMG’s Ace the Case in Philadelphia, Summer 2016
  • PwC Challenge Case Competition Winner 2016
  • 2017 KPMG Global Advantage Summer Leadership Program - Berlin, Germany
  • Susquehanna International Group Accounting Internship
Conlan McAndrew Headshot

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR Scholars gives members the opportunity to have first-hand experience working with SAP.   Being a member of this program allows me to work with sophisticated technology and gives me the chance to challenge myself and think critically outside of a classroom setting. Especially through interacting with the talented members of the STAR team, I believe the STAR program will allow me to develop professional and leadership skills that will benefit me in my future accounting career.

Conlan McAndrew  '19

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • VITA- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Business Intelligence Society (BITS) Executive Board
  • Accounting Society
  • Club Golf

Professional Experience While in College:

  • PwC Explore Program- Winter 2016
  • KPMG Ace the Case Program- Summer 2016
  • KPMG Discover Program- Summer 2017
  • Baker Tilly Summer Spotlight Program- Summer 2017
Ant Fili Headshot

What STAR Means to Me:

The STAR Scholars program has allowed me to gain exposure with a state-of-the-art ERP platform in the accounting and business-intelligence field. During my time here, I have been able to work with some of the brightest, most driven students at SJU, and have in turn been able to learn and grow from them. Additionally, I have inherited great technological and personal skills, from both my leaders and professor, which will translate into my future. Overall, I believe this program will grant me the necessary tools and exposure in order to build a successful career, both in and after school.

Anthony Filiciello '19

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus :

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - VITA
  • Club Tennis
  • Club Radio
  • Accounting Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Ernst & Young Summer Leadership Program - ELP 2017
Rushi Kothia Headshot STAR

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR is an opportunity to develop and learn necessary teamwork skills with likeminded students. STAR has given me the opportunity to work with cutting-edge accounting technologies. SAP is one the leading ERP platforms in the business world, which helps to manage business operations and customer relationships. The program has given me the opportunity to work with students to understand the day-to-day operations of the accounting industry. Becoming fluent in SAP will be an excellent experience that will help me to advance in my professional career.

Rushi Kothia '19

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • I.T.A. - Volunteer Income Tax Assistant
  • Accounting Society
  • Big Brother Big Sister

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers’s Elevate Program
    Philadelphia, Summer 2017
  • KPMG’s Discover Program
    Philadelphia, Summer 2017
  • BDO’s Pathway to Success
    Chicago, Summer 2017
  • Baker Tilly’s Summer Spotlight Program
    Philadelphia, Summer 2017
  • Isdaner & Company LLC’s Tax Internship
    Bala Cynwyd, Spring 2017
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers Case Competition
    Saint Joseph’s University, Fall 2016
Jeff Croft Headshot STAR

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR is just another example of what makes Saint Joseph’s University so unique. It is an amazing program that allows us students to learn even more while we are outside of the classroom. It gives us the ability to learn how big businesses operate and solve problems on a day to day basis. Using the latest and most innovative technology in business today and working with the brightest group of students will help me grow as a person and as a critical thinker.

 

Jeff Croft '19

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • SI Leader
  • Accounting Society
  • Business Intelligence Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Intern at WSFS Bank
Jansen Kachel Headshot STAR

What STAR Means to Me:

The STAR scholars program has jumpstarted my interaction with innovative ERP systems that are widely used by the corporate sector. My knowledge in the areas of accounting and business intelligence has greatly increased due to working with highly driven and resourceful students and faculty in a setting that heightens my technological capabilities. I have been able to improve upon my cooperative and communication skills which are crucial in succeeding in the business world. As a developing student, the STAR program implements useful skills that add to my progression within the classroom as well as my preparation for professional work outside of school.

Jansen Kachel '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Accounting Society
  • Finance Society
  • Men’s Rowing
  • Club Volleyball
Billy Legg Headshot STAR

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR is a program that will give me a significant opportunity to grow as a young professional.  It has helped me develop my skills in business software, and has given me the opportunity to become a better leader, developer, and communicator.  Likewise, it has allowed me to work alongside talented individuals who are dedicated to developing their own skills in such areas.  Overall, STAR is a chance to develop myself and to become more prepared for life after my time here at Saint Joseph’s University.

William Legg '20

Current Position in STAR: Database Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Accounting Society
  • Hawks vs. Cancer

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Private Contractor for Attorney John J. McGovern, Esq., Spring/Summer 2017