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: 

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 GRC Intern Summer 2018
  • 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
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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: Director of Analytics/Reporting

Activities Involved with on Campus :

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

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Ernst & Young Audit Intern Summer 2018
  • Ernst & Young Summer Leadership Program - ELP 2017
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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: Director of SAP Database

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:

  • KPMG Tax Intern- Winter 2018
  • PwC Explore Program- Winter 2016
  • KPMG Ace the Case Program- Summer 2016
  • KPMG Discover Program- Summer 2017
  • Baker Tilly Summer Spotlight Program- Summer 2017
Adam Star Bio

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR is a fantastic opportunity to work with the most cutting-edge ERP system in the business world that is SAP, as well as expand my business acumen and knowledge of technology & its application in the professional world. Through STAR, I’ve been able to work alongside the brightest young professionals and faculty at Saint Joseph’s, presenting me with experiences both challenging and rewarding that have enhanced my critical thinking, teamwork, and technological skills. The accounting industry is rapidly approaching a future where technology is the primary focus, and STAR has significantly prepared me to make an instant and lasting impact in the field upon graduation.

Adam Dobroskey '20

Current Position in STAR: Director of SAP Database

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Delta Sigma Pi- Professional Business Fraternity
  • Accounting Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • KPMG Discover Summer Leadership Program – Philadelphia, Summer 2018
  • Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Program – Philadelphia, Summer 2018
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Accounting Internship – Summer 2018
  • Will intern with Ernst & Young, Risk Advisory – Philadelphia, Summer 2019
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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: Director of SAP Reporting

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Accounting Society
  • Economics Society
  • SJU Booster Club
  • VITA- Volunteer
  • Hawks vs. Cancer

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Ernst & Young Audit Intern- Summer 2019
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA Data Analytics Intern- Summer 2018
  • Forensic Accounting Intern- John K. McGovern, Esq.- Summer 2017
  • Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Program- Philadelphia 2018
Jansen STAR Bio

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 and analytical 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/Capital Markets Club
  • Men’s Rowing
  • VITA Volunteer

Professional Experience While in College:

  • KPMG Discover Program-Summer 2018

  • Grant Thornton Grow-Summer 2018
Jess Star bio

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR has prompted my professional development in navigating information systems, thinking critically, and communicating with others to accomplish a common goal. By gaining hands-on experience with the most sophisticated ERP systems in accounting, STAR has significantly enhanced my preparation for the workplace. I also have the pleasure of working alongside exceptional students that are passionate about taking their studies to the next level. STAR integrates theory taught in the classroom with innovative technology used in today’s business world to prepare students for life after Saint Joseph's University.r.

Jessica Arnold '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • V.I.T.A. - Volunteer Income Tax Assistant
  • Appalachian Experience Leader
  • Philadelphia Service Emersion Program Leader
  • Hawk Host
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Accounting Intern- Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, Summer 2017
  • Accounting Intern- Rouses Point Pharmaceuticals, Summer 2018
George STAR bio

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR to me means having an opportunity to learn how to utilize ERP systems in the classroom and in a professional environment. Since being involved in STAR, I have learned how to use and navigate the core of SAP, SAP S/4Hanna, and SAP Lumira. These tools have taught me the importance of information systems and technology in the business world, while analyzing reports and forecasts through data analytics and visualization.

George Litman '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society
  • Hawk Host
  • Orientation Leader
  • Business RLC
  • Accounting Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Data Analyst and Trust Fund Management Intern at the World Bank
  • KPMG IT Audit and Assurance Intern- 2019
Caroline Star Bio

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.

Caroline Tadduni '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Accounting Society
  • VITA- Volunteer

Professional Experience While in College:

  • PwC Risk Assurance Intern- Summer 2019
  • PwC Elevate Summer Leadership Program- Summer 2018
  • KPMG Discover Summer Leadership Program- Summer 2018
Briggs Star Bio

What STAR Means to Me:

I would like to contribute to furthering the technical proficiency of students within the Haub Business School by passing on the skills I learn in STAR to students outside the program.

Briggs Twitchell '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP Systems Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Finance Tutoring
  • Accounting Society
  • Guitar and Piano Lessons

Professional Experience While in College:

  • VITA- Volunteer
  • KPMG Discover Program