Graduates return as panelists for DAFA club meeting

The Dominican Accounting and Finance Association (DAFA) club recently hosted a panel discussion in Guzman Lecture Hall featuring four alumni of the Barowsky School of Business lending advice to current students.

The panelists were Reed Upson ’11 and MBA ’13, now assistant vice president of finance and operations at Warren Capital Corporation; Carolyn Hanson ’12, risk advisor for State Farm VP Management Corporation; Daisy Castaneda ’12, search consultant at Mason & Blair LLS and former senior associate at Deloitte; and Burr Pilger Mayer, tax associate at Francis Sameon.

They addressed an audience of about 50 DAFA members and Dr. Fred Dopfel, the group’s senior faculty adviser in the Barowsky School of Business. The event was coordinated by Dominican accounting students Daniel Badaracco and Maegen Funesto hosted by DAFA president Blake Rose and vice president Theodora Passion.

“Students were enlightened as to what the real world is like once you graduate,” Rose said. “They learned about the job-seeking process upon graduation from Dominican and asked a plethora of questions to get a better understanding of what a job in their potential major is actually like.”