What People are Saying


"Geneva greatly prepared me for a career in public accounting. My accounting and business courses have translated directly to my job and allowed me to enter the workplace with a strong knowledge of the principles of accounting. A strength is the level of attention that students receive. I was able to develop strong relationships with my professors and they were fully invested in preparing me to be the best accounting job candidate possible.

I was able to pass my CPA exam about one year after graduation; my classes at Geneva were directly responsible as I that I was not learning the information for the first time. Instead, I was building upon much of what I learned in my Geneva accounting and business classes. It was a testament of the high level of quality and effective teaching by Geneva's professors. They are not just about putting the course information out there for their students, but are also determined to make sure that their students fully understand the information.

I suggest that students take advantage of Geneva's 150 credit hour track. This is an important program that allows students the opportunity to become a CPA in PA. This CPA eligibility milestone is appealing to employers and is a requirement that many Public Accounting firms have for their campus hires."

Jeffrey Kirkwood, CPA, B.S. 2012
Ernst & Young

"Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates employs many Geneva College interns and some former graduates who have come to us with impressive qualifications. We are pleased that Geneva is providing its accounting majors with even better credentials thanks to the new tracks of coursework developed to meet the 150-hour licensing requirement. This rigorous curriculum will help students prepare better for real-world careers as CPAs in today′s market.”

P. Joel Martin, CPA, B.S. 1996
Shareholder, Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, Inc.

 

"Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, employs many graduates from Geneva College. In addition, our firm offers summer internship opportunities to current Geneva College students upon completion of their junior academic year. Our firm is pleased with the way the students that we employ have applied their accounting and business knowledge and fundamentals to real life demands on client engagements and projects. We look forward to meeting Geneva's future accounting graduates who will demonstrate that academic and extracurricular accomplishments will transition into professional success."

Colleen R. Febbraro
Human Resources Supervisor, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP

 

“I feel that Geneva's accounting program more than prepared me for my career in public accounting as a CPA.  The program goes far beyond simply teaching students the technical skills needed to succeed. The professors in the department all have a great deal of experience in the accounting industry; therefore, they are able to assist students with things such as finding quality internships and full-time positions by utilizing their many established contacts.”

Jennifer White, CPA, B.S. 2011
Arnett Carbis Toothman

 

“I felt very prepared and equipped to enter the public accounting field thanks to my dedicated professors and the excellent accounting program at Geneva. Professor Russin and the other accounting professors worked very hard to maintain connections with accounting firms which helped me land two internships throughout college, one of which led to a full-time position at Maher Duessel, CPAs.”

Ryan Nedley, B.S. 2014
Maher Duessel

 

“Geneva College’s accounting program did a great job of preparing me for my career. The professors use their professional experiences to help students relate to what it will be like when they start their careers and in the process it helps students to learn the material. The variety of accounting classes offered allows students to dive into almost any aspect of accounting possible. The special topics class that rotates through different areas lets you see lesser known specialties that are not covered as much in other classes such as forensic accounting or international accounting. Geneva’s Accounting Club gives students an opportunity to connect outside of the classroom and also provides a number of great opportunities for professional development and connecting with firms.”

Ryan Nolt, B.S. 2013
Staff Accountant. Simon Lever LLC

 

“The accounting program at Geneva College has helped me exponentially in my growth as an accountant. It has given me a solid base of accounting knowledge to build off of in my current job as an Assurance Associate, and has helped prepare me for the CPA exam as I continue to strive towards my goal of becoming a CPA in the near future. The class sizes are the perfect size where you as a student are not just a number, but the professors really care about you and your growth as an accountant. Additionally, it is very apparent that the greatest goal for the faculty is for us as alumni to serve as Godly employees and a light for those in the workplace that have not met the Lord.”

Jon Mathoslah, B.S. 2013
Assurance Associate, BDO USA

 

“Geneva’s smaller classrooms and more intimate teaching styles spring-boarded my legal education, making me more apt in group projects, more attentive in large lectures, and quick to discern the most important points taught in lecture. More than being prepared to continue, Geneva prepared me to excel. In law school, I’ve been blessed to be awarded a prestigious Fellowship from Alliance Defending Freedom and an award for the highest grade in one of my classes. The quality education I received at Geneva is equal to, if not greater than, the background of my peers in law school; whether they hail from a prestigious private school or a larger public university.”

Wesley Prichard, B.S. 2014
University of Pittsburgh School of Law; candidate for J.D., May 2017

 

“Geneva's accounting program prepared me well for the business world. I find many of my professors' lectures and stories from their experience to be true and relevant to my experience in my first job out of college at a CPA firm. Several of the business department professors reserved time from their schedules to meet with me over lunch for out-of-the-classroom learning. I am grateful for their mentorship, both personally and professionally.”

Sean Campbell, B.S. 2014
Staff Accountant, Brunner, Blackstone & Associates, PC

 

“Geneva accounting program helped prepare me for my career in public accounting. The professors took a personal interest in my learning, which allowed me to successfully land a job right out of college with a public accounting firm. Because they shared their own work experiences and stories with us, I felt well equipped to be successful in my career. I am grateful for Geneva′s caring professors who devote themselves to seeing their students succeed. “

Amanda (Weaver) Neese, B.S. 2014
Staff Accountant, Grossman Yanak & Ford

 

“My education at Geneva not only provided me a solid foundation of accounting knowledge, but also gave me a taste for working in the accounting field. Professors imparted their job experiences, and opened opportunities for students to explore their interests by communicating internship opportunities and arranging interactive opportunities at local accounting firms. I was blessed to be able to secure an auditing position prior to graduation, and I have drawn on my Geneva education to help me perform my job to the best of my abilities and bring glory to God.”

Jacob K. Bruker, B.S. 2013
Internal Auditor, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company