Pace University was founded as an Accounting school, and ever since it has produced talented students such as Stephanie Canova. This 22-year-old is a Public Accounting major in the BBA/MBA program who has a significant amount of experience at such a young age.
For the past three years, Stephanie has worked for a small accounting firm where she has earned enough experience to attract the interest of a “Big Four” Accounting firm such as Deloitte & Touche. She has completed the mentorship program with Deloitte and will be interning with them this upcoming summer.
Much of her appeal also comes from her involvement on campus. She is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, Vice President of Scholarship and Awards for Delta Sigma Pi, Vice President of Finance Programming for the Lubin Business Association, and Student Coordinator of the Welcome Center.
Stephanie attributes her high level of involvement to her joining the sisterhood of Delta Phi Epsilon. Aside from it being her favorite experience at Pace, she says “It helped me become a leader not only in the sorority, but in the entire Pace community.”
When asked what attracted the Mahwah, New Jersey native to Pace, she replies that receiving the Homer S. Pace Medal Award in high school led to her interest in the university. She also says that the Pforzheimer Honors College and the presentation given by Prof. Christopher Walther and Dr. Janetta Benton at Open Houses helped persuade her to attend.
Since coming to Pace and being in the Honors College, Stephanie has enjoyed the many opportunities, events and courses that Honors has provided for her. Her favorite event is Decorating the Pleasantville Cottage School which is held every December.
Although Stephanie has one more year left in her BBA/MBA program, she has her future plans already in the works. She hopes that her internship with Deloitte & Touche turns into a full-time position. She hopes to earn her CPA, along with attending Law School in the evenings when she begins working full-time.
A piece of advice that Stephanie gives to all students is “get involved!” She states, “Your Pace experience is what you make it.” Being involved can greatly enhance your time at Pace, and Stephanie’s story is a true testament to that advice.