Student Success Stories

Connor Judd

What is your major(s)?

Major: Accounting
Minors: Finance and Spanish

What is your success story?

The SBA’s holistic approach to education has allowed me to discover and achieve my professional and personal goals. The faculty and staff in the Accounting Department have provided the resources to excel academically and the mentorship to help me in choosing my career. I have also found opportunities outside the classroom that have influenced me in positive ways, in particular my job in the Academic Advising Office and my business fraternity. Through this combination of strong academics, professional guidance and extracurricular dedication, I secured a summer internship which resulted in an offer for a full-time position with Deloitte’s Assurance Services practice in Cincinnati.

What are your best SBA experiences so far?

My best SBA experience has been my involvement in the Business Fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. Joining my sophomore year, I immediately benefited from the network of business students of all ages. The Fraternity’s focus on professionalism, brotherhood, and service helped prepare me for the future while also making a great group of friends along the way. As an underclassmen, I was able to receive guidance from older students, and now as a senior on the Fraternity’s Executive Team, I have the opportunity to help younger students along their own success stories.

How do you expect to carry these experiences over into your future plans?

At the end of this year I will have completed 150+ credit hours, allowing me to take the CPA Exam this summer. This certification will provide a distinct competitive advantage throughout my career. Additionally, through my involvement in team-based assignments and working on the leadership team of my fraternity, I’ve developed strong interpersonal skills that are indispensable in a team-focused industry. Through all of this, I will always keep in mind my Marianist values and hold myself to high ethical standards while working to find true meaning in my work.

Why do you love UD?

Above all, it is the community that makes UD so special to me. I have made incredible life-long friends and unforgettable memories throughout my four years here. Being surrounded by such great people has pushed me to work hard throughout my undergraduate years while also enjoying it all and having fun. I have absolutely loved my time here at UD, and while I am little sad to graduate in May I am extremely grateful for all the friends and memories I have made in such a short time.