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Tim Vandreew


Tim Vandreew

From Focus Summer 2016

Tim VanDreew, from Evanston, Wyoming, just completed his undergraduate degree in accounting with a minor in finance. He is currently enrolled in our Accounting Master's degree program, with the plan to graduate in May 2017. At the point, Tim will begin working for Ernst & Young in Denver, Colorado as a staff auditor. He will be a part of their financial audit engagements in the Denver area handling both private and public sector financial audits. 

Long term, Tim considers the possibility that he could have a very successful long career with Ernst & Young. He plans to complete the CPA exam before he even begins with their firm in 2017, as his desired focus is in public accounting. He recognizes that not everyone has the opportunity to work for one of the Big 4 accounting firms and he intends to immerse himself in everything that he can to hopefully be able to explore additional opportunities within the firm. 

As Tim thinks back to the internship that he earned with Ernst & Young, he recalls how excited he was to receive the offer and how appreciative he was of all the help that the Johnson Career Center staff provided him with at our College of Business.

He took advantage of interview preparation services numerous times, including a realistic mock interview, which he feels made him much more confident going in to his interview. Tim proclaims that, "The Johnson Career Center was essential in helping me meet my career goals."

Along with the career center, Tim has numerous people to thank for his continued success. His two favorite teachers are Department Chair, Penne Ainsworth and Rob Glasscock. He credits his strong accounting foundation to them and their ability to teach him on a level that was engaging and fun. Even before any of Tim's collegiate success, he recalls sitting in Accounting 1 his first semester with Michele Beracha. He admits that this class was extremely impactful because it helped him find his interest and talent in accounting. 

While Tim wraps up his last year within our College of Business he continues to enjoy his time at UW. Not every student is excited to come to class each day, but between his peers, the quality of the instructors here, and the teaching environment he has truly enjoyed the experience he has had. When Tim transferred to the University of Wyoming he could have never imagined being a part of everything that he has been here. The only thing that Tim knew when he decided to join our College of Business was that he believed we were a place where he could succeed and reach his full potential. "I can honestly say that making the decision to attend the University of Wyoming was the vest decision I have made in my life" he says with a big smile on his face.

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