Department of Accounting & MIS

Accounting & MIS Peer Mentors

We are a group of Accounting and MIS students that serve as a liaison between the department and the students. We are here to give guidance to students of all grades on topics ranging from major/minor selection, organizations on campus, the job search process, and anything else! Feel free to reach out to one of us with just a quick question or to develop a mentor/mentee relationship. We are here to make sure you get everything you can out of your college experience. We are more than glad to help and looking forward to meeting you!


Student Job Experience

Maxie Formal - Senior

Accounting Major
International Business Minor


By being a member of the Equestrian team, I participate in many fundraisers such as UDance, raising money toward finding a cure for childhood cancer in partnership with The Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation. Last year I also joined Delaware Dance Repertory Dance Company and have loved getting more involved in the dance community on campus. I am so excited to be a Peer Mentor for the Accounting and MIS Department and share my experiences with you all!

Campus Involvement:

Equestrian Team
Accounting Students Association
Association for Information Systems

Legislative Data System Internship, Rhode Island- Summer 2013
PEPCO Holdings GET Internship- Summer/Fall 2014

Ryan Abbott - Junior

Accounting Major
Legal Studies Minor



I entered the University of Delaware as a Sport Management major and switched to Marketing before finally switching to Accounting in the spring of my sophomore year. If you have any questions about picking up a minor to go along with your major, switching into the Accounting major or how to get to 150 credits to prepare for the CPA exam. I would be more than happy to help!

Campus Involvement

Accounting Students Association

PwC Elevate Program, Philadelphia- Summer 2013
West Pharmaceutical Services Internship- Summer 2013

Ksenia Ioffe - Junior

Accounting Major
Economics Minor



So you may notice that I do not, currently, have any "job experience" related to accounting, unlike everyone else. Having transferred into the major during my sophomore year (from engineering), I had a little bit of a different transition. If this sounds like you - don't fear! I am still completing 150 credits in 4 years (through summer classes, study abroad in Thailand and Australia, and other extra classes like fitness), so I will be CPA eligible at the end of my senior year. Junior year is still a great time to begin the internship search, so breathe! With the help of advisers and other students experiences, everyone can make it work!

Campus Involvement

Alpha Delta Pi 
Honors Program
Blue Hen Ambassador
Delaware International Ambassador
Relay for Life

PwC Assurance Internship, Philadelphia- Summer 2014

Shelby Switzer - Sophomore

Accounting/MIS Major




I'm planning on gaining the 150 credits needed for the CPA exam in 4 years through making use of AP credits earned and taking several winter and summer classes. I am very involved on campus and also work two different part time jobs. Last spring I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in an alternative spring break program with the blue hen leadership program on campus. We went down to New Bern, North Carolina and worked on a Habitat for Humanity House for a week. It was a very rewarding and enlightening experience. If you have any questions about getting involved on campus, Accounting & MIS classes, or balancing a heavy workload I'd be happy to help!

Campus Involvement

Blue Hen Leadership Program
Honors Program
The Allocation Board
Haven Board
Delta Sigma Pi

UD Federal Cost Accounting Department- current

William Kashdan - Sophomore

Management Information Systems Major
Accounting Concentration



While doing my JPMorgan internship, I still manage to maintain a 3.9 GPA. Over the summer I competed in and won KPMG’s Ace the Case Competition. I see myself as a highly motivated student and looks forward to mentoring students in the Accounting and MIS dept.

Campus Involvement

Social Media Ambassador 

JP Morgan GET Internship- current
Freelance Web Designer

Kendalls Flanagan - Sophomore

Accounting/Finance Major



In order to fulfill my 150 credits, I decided to do the new "Accelerated" Accounting program, which is basically an accelerated version of the 4+1. In this program, I we be able to overlap both undergrad and graduate classes, and complete the 150 credits necessary to sit for the CPA Exam. I would be more than happy to help with the Accounting classes, the Accelerated program, or getting involved on campus!!

Campus Involvement

Accounting Students Association
Gamma Phi Beta


Lauren HinesJunior

Accounting (Prospective 4+1 MS) Major
Management Information Systems Minor


In order to gain my 150 credits, I plan on doing UD's 4+1MS Accounting Program.  I currently work as a Student Assistant in the Lerner Career Services office and in the B&E Undergraduate Advising office. I have a lot of training in reviewing resumes and giving other career tips. Outside of business related activities, I am the involved with the RSO Supporting American Forces Everywhere (SAFE). I love volunteering at the VA Hospital in Wilmington as well as mailing letters and care packages to our US service members. 

If you have any questions regarding Accounting, career services, or ways to get involved on campus, I am here to help!

E&Y Launch Internship-Summer 2013
E&Y Campus Ambassador- present
Accepted E&Y Launch Internship offer for Summer 2014

Cameron Pruneau - Junior

4+1 Accounting Major



I entered the University of Delaware as an Earth Science Education Major and decided to switch to Accounting my Sophomore year when I saw the opportunities in the job market. I am doing the 4+1 MS program as I see this is an excellent way to get a Master's degree while still completing the 150 credits needed for the CPA exam. This is my first year on the ASAB, and I am looking forward to helping others in any way I can.

Finalist in the University of Delaware PwC Tax Case Competition

Jake Mason - Junior

Accounting Major
4+1 Accounting program - MS in Controllership



I came to UD as a management major, because I wasn't really sure what else to choose. After taking my first accounting class, I knew right away that I wanted to be an accounting major. The 150 credit requirement for the CPA exam sounds daunting, but through the amazing 4+1 program, I will be able to get my Bachelors degree in accounting, masters degree in controllership, and become CPA eligible all at the same time. My internship at Nestle waters sounds a bit unconventional, but it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life so far. I have learned a lot about how I can apply what I learn in the classroom to a real work environment and I would be glad to answer any questions about internships or the 4+1 program.

Campus Involvement


Supply Chain Accounting internship at Nestle
Waters of North America - Summer 2014
PwC "The Challenge" Case Competition finalist - Fall 2013

John Inanc - Junior

Accounting Major
MIS Major


After entering as an accounting major, I decided to also pick up MIS to help fulfill my 150 credit requirement. With the help of AP and college credit classes in high school, I am able to graduate within 4 years. I have even found time to study abroad! During the fall of 2013, I studied in Italy through the CIMBA program, as well as studying in Australia & New Zealand during the winter of 2014. Participating in the CIMBA program in Italy allowed me to stay on track with my accounting classes. Studying abroad was the most memorable and life changing experience thus far, so I would highly recommend doing so if you’re able to!

Campus Involvement

Alpha Kappa Psi
Accounting Students Association
Accounting 207/208 Peer Tutor

McGladrey Pathways Program, NYC - Summer 2013
McGladrey Assurance Intern, NYC - Summer 2014

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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