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Alexander Raborn

'16 VSB

FSO Assurance Staff, EY

Favorite class at VSB and why?

My favorite class at VSB was probably FMR. I knew generally that I wanted to be in accounting and/or finance when I first got to VSB but taking this class certainly solidified that decision for me. It was the first time I was pushed at VSB, and I certainly know that my work ethic and study habits improved after this course. This class also introduced me to Dr. Steve Liedtka who ultimately sold me on accounting as a major/career path. He made the course (and the major) so fascinating and exciting for me that once I finished that final exam I knew accounting was I wanted to study.

Most important thing you learned?

The most important thing that I learned at Villanova is the importance of building a network. Regardless of where you end up in your career, it is important to keep the connections that you make in school and in your professional life because they will help dictate the opportunities that are available to you. Being able to network and interact effectively with everyone in a professional setting is key in advancing your career.

Favorite Villanova memory?

My favorite Villanova memory was being able to follow the basketball team this past year throughout its postseason tournament run. My girlfriend and I went to every single postseason game (except the Elite 8 against Kansas) and we got to see history. Travelling to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Louisville, and eventually Houston was a surreal moment that I’m so happy I got to share with her. And being able to be in Houston and watch Kris Jenkins hit the game-winning 3 surrounded by my fellow Villanova students and alumni was such an incredible experience for me and made me so proud to be a member of the Nova Nation.

What are you currently reading?

The Martian by Andy Weir
1984 by George Orwell
Swan Song by Robert McCammon

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