“With the academic and interpersonal skills I’ve developed here, I know I’m set up to make an impact in the present and in the future.”
Tennis is what initially brought Tempe, Arizona native Kyle Chalmers ‘17 to the East Coast to attend Saint Joseph’s University, but once he settled into Hawk Hill, he dove into the full experience. During his four years, the captain of the Hawks tennis team was also involved as an orientation leader, Hawk Host Tour Captain, Delta Sigma Pi Senior Vice President, and Ignite Retreat Leader.
He was also active in academics. A business intelligence and analytics and economics major with a minor in finance, Chalmers was a member of the economics honor society and Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society at SJU. During his junior year he was was awarded the 2016 Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s academic scholarship for his essay on the changing nature of mobile applications within business operations.
He completed internships with Karlene Keogh Parks for Phoenix City Council, Cotiviti, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chalmers last internship turned into a full-time offer well before graduation.
This fall, Chalmers will join the Advanced Risk Compliance and Analytics Solutions team for the Philadelphia branch of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“I will be looking at data issues that require analytical solutions and suggest what companies can do better based on patterns in their data,” he says.
Though he doesn’t start until September, his active Hawk won’t be taking the summer off.
“Before I start my job, I’ll spend the month of August at Kino Border Initiative, a Jesuit organization located on the Arizona and Mexico border in the city of Nogales. I will educate school groups on how immigration policies affect people on both sides of the border,” says Chalmers.
As he leaves SJU, he feels inspired and ready to succeed at both his career and this volunteer experience.
“With the academic and interpersonal skills I’ve developed here, I know I set up to make an impact in the present and in the future.”