At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Eric VandenBerg performs various tax compliance, research, and planning projects for financial services clients.
“Being involved in various activities, from class work to varsity men’s soccer, Student Association to Outcry helped me grow intellectually, occupationally, and spiritually. I became solidified as the person I am in Jesus Christ and gained a better understanding of how I am to use the gifts he has blessed me with to advance his kingdom work.”
Trinity welcomed alumnus Craig Gallman ’90 on September 24 as he met with a group of marketing/management students to share his successes and experiences working through multiple careers and how Trinity played a role in each career.
Gallman gave students practical and tested ideas on how to enter the job market and develop a professional network. He offered advice for interviewing and networking, discussed the fields he went into as well as ones students were interested in, and opened up the presentation for any questions they had.
Kevin Walker ’05 has accomplished a lot in his five years since graduating from Trinity. His interest in business turned into his college major—a major that turned into an internship, into a job, into a career.
In just the past two years, Walker, in addition to his position as account executive at Euclid Insurance, has started two real estate investment companies and has helped plant a church. The companies, Business Excellence Group and William & Thomas, were started in 2008 by Walker who serves as president. Walker also serves as general manager of City Harvest Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a satellite church he started with a pastor and others from their home church.
For people like Chris Verstrate ’96, Chicago, a hub of international business, provides an ideal place in which to practice corporate law.
“The type of business law that I am involved in as a partner with McGuireWoods, LLP, requires me to live in a major metropolitan area and business center,” said Verstrate. “After attending both Trinity and Northwestern University School of Law, it was a natural fit to find a firm to work for in Chicago.”
After graduation, Osvaldo Montelongo ’11, a business and Spanish major, secured a position at the company where he interned during his Chicago Semester experience.
Montelongo enrolled in the Chicago Semester program with this exact goal in mind. “I wanted to finish my last semester at Trinity with an internship that opened doors to potential jobs in the Chicagoland area.”