Past Features

April 7, 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 6)

Major Auditing Firm Recruits Lehman Students

Professor Anthony Murrell with Ana Perdomo, Manuel Rivera, and Sheriff Odonkor.
Professor Anthony Murrell with Ana Perdomo, Manuel Rivera, and Sheriff Odonkor.

Efforts by Lehman's Career Services Center (C.S.C.) and Professor Anthony Murrell (Economics, Accounting, and Business Administration) to strengthen the College's recruiting relationship with Deloitte LLP, one of the "Big Four" auditing firms, scored a major success this academic year: the company recruited ten accounting majors for permanent positions, mentorships, and—for the first time—summer internships. These coveted positions often lead to full-time jobs.

Professor Murrell and C.S.C. Director Nancy Cintrón worked with the firm to increase its recruiting presence at the College and also helped to identify and prepare qualified students for on-campus interviews.

"These are wonderful opportunities for our students," said Professor Murrell, who worked for Deloitte for five years after graduating from Lehman in 1977. "I'm glad that Lehman has reconnected with Deloitte, and I look forward to further strengthening the connection in the future."

"By partnering with Professor Murrell to work with Deloitte, and to identify and support the candidates, we created more opportunities for everyone," said Cintrón.

After a second interview with candidates at its Manhattan headquarters, Deloitte offered full-time jobs to Orquidea Corporan '07, Ana Perdomo '09, Banewattie Ramharak '07, Manuel A. Rivera '08, and Wesley Ruiz.

"Words can't express how happy I am," said Rivera, who will begin work in the firm's tax department.

"Landing the job was an amazing feeling," agreed Perdomo, who will begin working for the company after she graduates in January.

Deloitte offered summer internships to three students and mentorships to two others. "When I heard I got the internship, I was at a career fair," said senior Sheriff Odonkor. "I am very excited about the opportunity to prove myself."