Emily Casamento is from North Haven, Connecticut and uses she/her/her pronouns. She is a senior who is set to graduate this May!

Emily will be working for KPMG after graduation.

We asked Emily to share both her post-graduation plans and Pamplin experiences with us.

How did you pick your major or concentration? Does it relate to your job?

I came into VT as a  business undecided student, and eventually chose Management because it incorporates many of my interests and skills across various fields. I am a people person, and I like to think that I am a great leader and communicator. On the other hand, I am a problem solver and enjoy using analytical skills to get to the root of a problem. I felt as though the MCA option was best for me, because you get the best of both worlds. I also minor in Pathways to Sustainability, which has further enriched my education and awareness of our environment through many perspectives.

How did you find your job? What is your job title and what do you think you will do for them?

I will be working at KPMG post grad, as an Advisory Associate, specializing in Risk Assurance, specifically Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk. I interned in this position last summer in Tysons Corner, VA, and I look forward to returning! I will be working on various engagements on project teams with a variety of clients. Some tasks involved in this position include data analysis, data visualization, and a lot of client interaction, which is one of my favorite aspects.

I am looking forward to meeting new people and forming new connections. Networking is definitely important, but so are friendships. I have already gotten the opportunity to meet many amazing people in the professional world and look forward to continuing that!

What do you think the day-to-day roles and responsibilities will be in your position? 

Based on my experience last summer, every day is a little different. Working on multiple engagements allows a variety of daily tasks, ranging from client interaction to control testing, and using tools like excel and power BI to interpret data. 

How did you find out about this position and how was the recruitment process?

I applied for the intern role for summer 2022 as a sophomore in 2021 (I was eager ha-ha), using the Handshake application platform. I had also visited KPMG at Business Horizons several times. Thankfully I got the position and was offered a full time position after completing the internship last summer. The recruitment process was engaging, and I got to speak with many different professionals and some great conversations to get to know the company!

What are you looking forward to in starting your new position? 

I am looking forward to meeting new people and forming new connections. Networking is definitely important, but so are friendships. I have already gotten the opportunity to meet many amazing people in the professional world and look forward to continuing that!

Where is your current job located? Are you excited about your work site?

My office will be in Tysons Corner, Virginia! I am excited about this because I grew up in CT, so Nova is very new to me. I think it’s a very fun area for young professionals and I’m excited to be living near many other recent Tech grads.

Please give a brief description of job, internship, and or school leadership positions that you led to your future career:

Throughout my time at VT, I have been grateful to be involved in many organizations that have led me to where I am today. I have been a member of PUMP since freshman year and have served as a PUMP mentor for the past two years. I am also a member of Pi Beta Phi, a sorority, and have served as the Professional Development Chair in the past. Additionally, I am a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honors society. I was also lucky to be a Campus Ambassador or KPMG to help with on campus recruitment this past year. Professionally, I was a supply chain management intern with Dominion Energy in 2021, and as I mentioned before I interred with KPMG in 2022. Prior to these roles, I have worked for various companies such as Home Depot, Dairy Queen, and Hello Bagel.

What do you want to accomplish within your first year?

Within my first year, I hope to continue to strive towards the best version of myself I can be. I really value continuous improvement. I hope to have gained experience in my field, ranging from taking on new skill development to obtaining various certifications, specific to Risk Assurance. I also hope to feel happy with my new life in nova and involved in the community.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

In five years, I hope to have grown in my career and grown as an individual. I would love to have traveled the world a bit more, and to have a greater perspective on all aspects of life. I value experience and connections, and I hope this only grows. 

What advice would you give to someone looking to pursue the same career as yours? 

My best piece of advice would be to be confident in your abilities, and to be open to new experiences. Be your biggest fan and have faith in what you can accomplish. 

What type of student would you recommend to apply to this job and why? (This may include a student's interests, what they are good at, characteristics etc.)

I would recommend this position to a driven student, both academically and in life. Although it can be a challenging role, someone who is a good communicator, leader, and determined problem solver will be successful.

What is your favorite part of being a management and or Pamplin student? 

My favorite part, shocker, is the people. I have gotten to know so many familiar faces by going to class and actively participating in the community. I will dearly miss this community of amazing individuals when I graduate.

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Has there been a faculty member or staff member within Pamplin and/or the MGT department that has served as a mentor or source of inspiration for you during your journey? 

I have been blessed to have worked with so many role models in my time as a Pamplin student, there is no way I could name them all! An honorable mention would be Dr. Eli Jamison! I am thankful to have taken two of her courses, and I admire her outgoing, upbeat personality.