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

Management Information Systems Major Global Enterprise Technology and Dance Minor



My name is Maxie and I am Senior Management Information Systems major, with minors in Global Enterprise Technology and Dance. On campus, I am heavily involved in the University of Delaware Equestrian Team as a showing member.  As a team we 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. I am also a member of Accounting Students Association as well as Association for Information Systems. This semester, I am participating in the GET immersion experience working full time at Pepco Holdings Inc. Unlike most internships, the GET program allowed me to work not only the Summer and receive course credit but also through the Fall. 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






Pepco Holdings Inc

Application Integration/ IT Security GET Intern

State of Rhode Island General Assembly

Legislative Data Systems

Web Developer Intern

Accounting and MIS Student Advisory Board

Accounting and MIS Peer Mentor

Association for Information Systems

Accounting Students Association

University of Delaware Equestrian Team

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 - Senior

Accounting Major, International Business and Economics Minors



Having come into the accounting major during my sophomore year, I definitely know how overwhelming it can be! Through a winter abroad and summer sessions, I will still be CPA eligible in just four years, and I have still been able to be involved in Greek Life, BHA, and other great organizations on campus. If you have any questions at all please feel free to reach out!

Campus Involvement

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

PwC Assurance Internship, Philadelphia: Summer 2014

Accepted full time offer for Fall 2015 at the end of the summer!

Shelby Switzer - Junior

Accounting & Management Information Systems



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 part time. Last summer I participated in several summer leadership programs with different firms and accepted an internship offer for next summer from KPMG.  If you have any questions about getting involved on campus, Accounting & MIS classes, summer leadership programs, 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


KPMG Tax Internship, Baltimore- Summer 2015

UDEL Federal Cost Accounting Intern - Current

PwC Elevate Program, Baltimore- Summer 2014

KPMG Discover Program, Baltimore- Summer 2014

EY Emerging Leaders Program, Baltimore- Summer 2014

BDO Pathway to Success Program, Chicago- Summer 2014

ParenteBeard Summer Spotlight Program, Lancaster- Summer 2014

William Kashdan - Senior

Management Information Systems with a concentration in Financen




This past summer I interned at JPMorgan Chase & Co. writing requirements, designing and developing a web application. In the past I have also worked as a website developer, and data analyst. I plan to go on to attend a data science master's program for graduate school.I also have a strong interest in entrepreneurship. 

Campus Involvement

Social Media Ambassador 



Co-President of the Accounting Student Advisory Board

- JPMorgan Chase & Co. Corporate Development Program

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Technology Infrastructure, Data Analyst

Focused Coaching, Web Designer

Office of Service Learning, Web Designer

Kendall Flanagan - Junior





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




PwC Elevate Program Summer 2014

KPMG Summer Leadership Program Summer 2014

KPMG Audit Intern Summer 2015

Lauren Hines - Senior

Accounting/MIS Minor






Although I am an Accounting major, I fell in love with Information Systems while completing my minor. This has led me to pursue working in the IT Risk Assurance field after graduation. In terms of obtaining my CPA, I plan to begin taking the exams prior to obtaining 150 credits which is a bit different than most people. 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.

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






I am an accounting major in the 4+1 program, and I put my grades before anything else. I have made the Dean's List for the last 3 semesters, last year I was a finalist in PwC's annual case competition, and most recently, I had an internship at Nestle Waters North America's headquarters in Stamford, CT. At the internship I worked with professional accountants as well as other accounting and finance interns. I think I would be a good mentor for other accounting majors because I understand accounting concepts and the career paths you can take as an accountant very well. In addition, I already have some experience tutoring.

Campus Involvement





Nestle Waters North America - Stamford, CT

Supply Chain Accounting Internship, Summer 2014

PwC's "The Challenge" case competition finalist, Fall 2013

Dean's List for 3 consecutive semesters (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014)

Accounting volunteer at 2014 UD Relay for Life

John Inanc - Senior

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.

During the summer of 2014, I interned with McGladrey in NYC and also participated in the Deloitte Mentor Program. I would be more than happy to talk with anyone about accounting/MIS major, studying abroad, or any other questions!


Campus Involvement

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

McGladrey Pathways Program

McGladrey Summer Intern

Deloitte Mentor Program

Deloitte Full Time- Business Risk Advisory

Bryan Kayne - Senior

Management of Information Systems - GET Minor

Throughout my short career, I've been a bus boy, then a waiter, then a social media marketer, then a web designer, and finally a business analyst for a Fortune 100 firm. All of my work experience has pointed towards helping those with technology needs. 

As president of the Association for Information Systems, I have been working with my exec board to create a new spark for an interest in business technology. I communicate with recruiters directly, set up events, hold membership events, and, as of recent, hold community service events to benefit the community through technology. It is my passion to help others, and I love seeing the results!



JPMorgan Chase -- Business Technology Analyst Intern

Led mobile team through iOS resigning process where all iOS applications within the JPMC App Store required updates due to annual expiration of Apple iOS Signing Profiles. Assisted 42,000+ JPMC Internal App Store iOS users through mandatory application updates


Excellence in Service Award (2014) - For recognition as co-president of the Association for Information Systems

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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