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Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Wendling '16

stephanie wendling

BS Accounting


Broomall, PA

Current Position

Tax Associate
The Fairman Group Family Office



My Widener Experience

why did you decide to major in accounting?

I decided to go into accounting because I enjoyed the accounting classes I had in high school. The more classes in college that I took in my major, the more I loved the field I had chosen.

if you were to do your college experience at widener again, what wouldn't you change?

I would not change participating in the co-op program because the experience that I gained was so valuable and helped me to determine that I was going into the right profession. I would not change my major, nor taking three minors, because the classes that I took really helped me to develop the skills I needed to become an accounting and tax professional. I enjoyed challenging myself with all of those classes.


My Professional Experience

what advice would you give a prospective student considering your major?

Widener's School of Business Administration offers accounting students a great opportunity to participate in the co-op program; you can get paid experience and still graduate in four years. That was a big factor for me when I was choosing what school to attend and what program I wanted to be in. I could test out if this was the major that I really wanted to be in and could still graduate on time while getting experience necessary to get a job after graduation. Definitely take advantage of this opportunityit helped me figure out my career path.

what do you like most about your current position?

I like that I prepare many different types of tax returns and participate in tax planning work. My coworkers make all the differencewe have so much fun at work. I am happy to be where I am right now, and I can work towards my goal of receiveing my masters in taxation and financial planning at the same time.