Jon Beroza grew up in a small town on Long Island, and after spending his college years in mid-size Bloomington and completing a summer internship in Chicago, he’s ready to start his career in a big city. Beroza just landed his ideal job at Deloitte Consulting in Chicago.
With more than 4,000 employees in 500,000 square feet of office space near the (former) Sears Tower, the Deloitte office is one of the largest professional services organizations in the city. “I always envisioned a career with a Big 4 Four firm but did not know how to break into the industry,” says Beroza, who is majoring in finance and technology management at the Kelley School of Business.
Last summer, Beroza’s internship in Chicago at a smaller firm offered a valuable experience in addition to the business skills gained; he learned how to be independent in Chicago on his own. “It was scary for sure moving to Chicago. But I quickly learned to navigate the city and it didn’t seem so overwhelming,” says Beroza. After his internship, he decided that he would like to explore career options at larger firms, like Deloitte.
Beroza will begin his new career this summer as a business technology analyst. “Deloitte offers everything I was looking for-it’s a large company where I can leverage different service lines representing different industries and sectors,” he says. “It has a broad reach.”
Based on his experiences, what is Beroza’s advice to other Kelley students? “Take advantage of the resources available. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Kelley and the Undergraduate Career Services team do a good job of connecting students with resources, but they are not going to just hand everything to you. It’s really up to the student to take some initiative,” he says.
The Kelley Undergraduate Career Services is an important and valuable resource for students at Kelley. The UCS has a team of experienced professionals who help students find the career that is right for them. They organize career fairs and on-site company visits and interviews. The staff also provide a range of personalized job-search coaching sessions from writing a resume to developing strong interview skills. Utilizing the available resources can best prepare Kelley students for career success.