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: Managing Partner

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Delta Sigma Pi- Professional Business
  • Accounting Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Ernst & Young Risk Advisory Intern- Summer 2019
  • KPMG Discover Summer Leadership Programs- Summer 2018
  • Ersnt & Young Emerging Leaders  Program- Summer 2018
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Accounting Intern- Summer 2018
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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 Analytics/Reporting

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Accounting Society
  • Economics Society
  • SJU Booster Club
  • Hawks vs. Cancer
  • Business Information and Technology Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society
  • Alpha Iota Delta/Omega Rho honors societies.

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Ernst & Young Core Assurance (Data Analytics) 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
Briggs Star Bio

What STAR Means to Me:

For me STAR helps bridge the gap between theory and practice.  By getting hands-on use of real-world application systems, I can better understand the inner workings of business processes and pass on this understanding to my peers at Saint Joseph's.  I also really respect the STAR team as well as the leadership provided by Professor Ragan.

Briggs Twitchell '20

Current Position in STAR: Director of SAP Database

Activities Involved with on Campus/Service:

  • Edinboro Youth Wrestling Volunteer
  • SJU Vita Program
  • City Harvest Mobile Market Volunteer

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Advisory and Audit Intern- Baker, Newman, Noyes
  • Audit Intern- KPMG
  • Attended KPMG, PwC, and BNN Summer Leadership Programs
Jansen 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.

Jansen Kachel '20

Current Position in STAR: Director of Assurance

Activities Involved with on Campus :

  • Accounting Society
  • Finance Society/Capital Markets Club
  • Men’s Rowing
  • VITA Volunteer

Professional Experience While in College:

  • KPMG Summer Intern- Audit- 2019
  • KPMG Discover Program-Summer 2018
  • Grant Thornton Grow-Summer 2018
George STAR bio

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR to me means an opportunity to learn how to utilize ERP systems in the clasroom and in a professional environment.  Since being involved in STAR, I have learned how to use and navigate the core of SAP, SAP S/4Hana, 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 visualizations.

George Litman '20

Current Position in STAR: Director of Special Projects

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • SJU Hawk Host
  • Orientation Leader
  • Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP) Leader
  • Dean's Leadership Program
  • Delta Sigma Pi- Business Professional Fraternity
  • Volunteer at Puentes de la Salud and Providence House
  • Accounting Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • IT Audit and Risk Assurance Intern- KPMG
  • Portfolio Manager and Data Analytics Intern- The World Bank
  • Attended Summer Leadership Programs- KPMG, EY, PwC, Grant Thorton
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: Manager of SAP Database

Activities Involved with on Campus :

  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • VITA Volunteer

Professional Experience While in College:

  • PwC Advance Summer Internship- Risk Assurance

  • PwC Elevate Summer Leadership Program

  • KPMG Discover Summer Leadership Program
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.

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:

  • PwC Intern- Summer 2020
  • Philadelphia Phillies Intern- Summer 2019
  • Accounting Intern- Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, Summer 2017
  • Accounting Intern- Rouses Point Pharmaceuticals, Summer 2018
Nathan

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR means having an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology alongside an intelligent and collaborative group of students and professors. It allows students to gain hands-on experience with the newest technological systems that will provide meaningful training and exposure. In a competitive world with increasing reliance on technology and data analytics, this program bridges the gap between the classroom theory and real-world innovation which allows students to be more prepared for a successful career in business.

 

Nathan Vrabel '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Philadelphia Service Immersion Program (PSIP)
  • Appalachian Experience (APEX)
  • SJU Weekly Service Program
  • Dean's Leadership Program
  • Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Professional Experience While in College:

  • KPMG Audit Intern
  • Summer Leadership Programs- Deloitte, KPMG, PwC
  • Software Support Intern- Hawke, McKeon & Sniscak, LLP
Courtney

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR is a great way to learn more about SAP and how it would be used in the real world. This program has not only enhanced my knowledge in working with a software program that is new to me, but has also benefitted me by improving my professionalism and my skills in the workplace. I am looking forward to acquiring further knowledge throughout this program and seeing how it can help me develop into a professional business leader.

Courtney McDonnell '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Alpha Kappa Si- Professional Business Fraternity
  • VP of Membership- Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Varsity Men's Rowing team
  • Accounting Society
  • Business Information and Technology Society
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Collegiate Challenge

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Johnson & Johnson Research & Development Finance Intern
  • Incoming Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) Associate Analyst for Johnson & Johnson
  • Decision System Sciences Work Study
Harrison

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR represents an opportunity to learn and grow outside of the classroom, as a part of a setting that is becoming more important every day in the business world. Working with such a talented group of individuals to help one another become familiar with cutting edge technology, such as SAP, has helped me to understand what a career in public accounting will bring, as well as how I can prepare myself for my personal future career. Having a sense of perspective, and an understanding of how these systems are integrated into the framework and structure of a business can only benefit students who are pursuing a career in accounting. STAR provides students with these benefits, in addition to sparking student’s interests and encouraging individual experimentation, prior to entering a professional environment.

Harrison Morris '20

Current Position in STAR: SAP Systems Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Beta Gamma Sigma- Honors Society
  • Men's Track & Field/Cross Country
  • Finance Society/Capital Markets Club

Professional Experience While in College:

  • KPMG Intern
  • KPMG Discover Program
  • Ernst & Young ELP
  • Edmund Industrial Optics- Data Management Internship

 

Tani

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR has provided me the opportunity to grow my knowledge in the field of Accounting Technology, in which no other program has done. I have gained hands-on experience working on different cutting-edge programs, such as SAP, Alteryx, etc. This program also takes it a step further and challenges me to apply my knowledge to assist in a classroom lesson dealing with these programs. STAR has also built my professional skills by working in a diverse team of elite students and faculty. In all, this program has given me the opportunity to grow as a young professional in a field that I will be pursuing after graduation.

TanaLorraine Stellmon '21

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma- Panhellenic Delegate
  • Accounting Society
  • Dean's Leadership Program
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Sorority Recruitment Counselor
  • Relay for Life

Professional Experience While in College:

  • PwC Risk Solutions Intern- Summer 2020
  • PwC Elevate Summer Leadership Program- Summer 2019
  • KPMG Discover Summer Leadership Program- Summer 2019
  • Grant Thorton- National Impact Program- 2019
  • Accounting Tutor
Joe

What STAR Means to Me:

STAR Scholars has given me the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with ERP systems that I can apply in my professional career. I have had the chance to work alongside many talented individuals which has only strengthen my technical abilities but improved my teamwork and communication skills as well. I have enjoyed the opportunity in assisting other students in growing and applying their technical skills in the accounting classroom.

Joseph Faia '21

Current Position in STAR: SAP Systems Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance- V.I.T.A.
  • Out of the Darkness Walk- Donations board member

Professional Experience While in College:

  • 2019 SJU Summer Scholar
  • KPMG Discover Program 2019

 

PJ

What STAR Means to Me:

Getting a chance to be exposed to the most used ERP system in the world, while in college is an incredible opportunity. STAR is the perfect meeting ground for my double major as well. It helps me combine my accounting skills with all the data analytical and technological skills that the modern accountant needs. The STAR Scholars Program is a great place to grow and foster my accounting capabilities under the guidance of Professor Ragan.

Peter J. Catalano '21

Current Position in STAR: SAP System Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • SJU Orientation leader
  • Phi Sigma Pi- Honers Fraternity
  • Accounting Society

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Ernst & Young FSO Assurance Intern- Winter 2020
  • Ernst & Young Emerging Leaders Program- Summer 2019
  • KPMG Discover Summer Leadership Program- Summer 2019
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What STAR Means to Me:

The STAR Scholars program represents an opening to the opportunities of learning and combining cutting edge technology with accounting expertise. STAR gives me a platform to get hands-on experience with pioneering technological advances that would set me apart in the professional business world. The program gives me a chance to learn from great people on high-level systems. In all, the STAR program provides students with a highly dedicated team to explore with great technology to enhance their profile and value in the business environment.

Ore Banwo '21

Current Position in STAR: SAP Systems Consultant

Activities Involved with on Campus:

  • Accounting Society
  • Ignation Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ)

Professional Experience While in College:

  • Deloitte Audit & Assurance Intern 2020
  • KMPG Nigeria Ltd. Tax Temp 2019
  • Chevron Nigeria Ltd. Intern 2018

 

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: STAR Next Gen Advisory Board

Current Profesional Position: GRC Staff at KPMG

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
Ant Fili Headshot

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.

Anthony Filiciello '19

Current Position in STAR: STAR Next Gen Advisory Board

Current Professional Position: Core Assurance Staff at Ernst & Young

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: STAR Next Gen Advisory Board

Current Professional Position: Tax Staff at KPMG

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