The Honors College is thrilled to announce our September 2017 Student of the Month, John Liquori (’18)! John, now a senior, first came to the Honors College as part of our Rising Sophomore program. This May, he will graduate as a CPA-eligible double major in Accounting and Finance. While at Rutgers Camden, John has participated in three Learning/Study Abroad programs and completed a full-time internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  We interviewed John to learn more about how such an accomplished student has spent his time at Rutgers.

HC: How has getting involved on campus shaped your undergraduate experience?

JL: Not only has my involvement on campus helped in securing me a job after graduation, but it is also those experiences that will resonate with me 20 years down the road, not necessarily just the time I spent in the classroom.

HC: What has been the most memorable moment of your RUC experience?

JL: Study Abroad. I have been fortunate enough to participate in three study abroad programs during my time at Rutgers: South Africa, Panama, and Australia. Each experience gave me the opportunity to meet new people, and develop both academically and personally in their own unique ways.

HC: What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given, and what advice do you have for other students?

JL: Start early. Whether it was getting a jump on speaking to potential employers or studying for the CPA exam as early as possible, this simple piece of advice has been highly beneficial in both my academic and professional careers. My advice is to apply this to as much as you can in life. Start working on that research paper a month before it’s due. Plan for retirement in your early 20’s.  And go to career fairs during your freshman year, even if you don’t know what you’re doing there!

HC: What is something people might be surprised to learn about you?

JL: I can eat a gallon of ice cream in one sitting.

HC: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

JL: I see myself working up the corporate ladder at PricewaterhouseCoopers with a much clearer vision of how I want to spend the rest of my professional career.