“I focus on two things, and two things only: Results, and having fun!”
Fun fact about yourself: I have not eaten fast-food (McDonald’s, Wendy’s Chick-Fil-A, etc.) since 5th grade.
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
High School: Manheim Township High School
Minor: Economics, Political Science
Favorite Business Courses: Service Learning in Organizations, Valuation, Advanced Corporate Finance
Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:
- University of Pittsburgh Student Government Board Vice-President
- Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Standards Board Chairman
- Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity Director of Recruitment
- Roberto Clemente Minority Business Association (RCMBA) Freshman Leadership Program Coordinator
- 2016 KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Symposium Case Competition – 1st Place
- 2016 KPMG International Case Competition: Campus Round – 1st Place
- MLT – Management Leadership for Tomorrow Program Participant
Where have you interned during your college career?
- EY – Washington, D.C. – Launch Intern
- EY – NYC – Transaction Advisory Services, Operational Transaction Services client serving intern
Describe your dream Job: My dream job would be to do non-profit consulting for either school systems or urban development and revitalization. I believe that those two areas are the basis for inequality in our country and I am passionate about that.
Who is your favorite professor? My favorite professor is Ray Jones. In each class that I had the pleasure of having with him, he always knew how to keep it light while still delivering content. Additionally, he was the professor of the class where we had the opportunity to consult for a local non-profit organization that focused on acquiring food for shelters and food banks, which was an amazing experience!
What did you enjoy most about majoring in a business-related field? I most enjoyed the fact that you need to have a worldwide view when working in business. Yes, you need to have an academic base when working towards problems but you also need to be very aware of how the real world works to come to the best solutions – this was put into practice most during my case competitions and Advanced Corporate Finance class which was case based.
Where would you like to work after graduation? I have accepted an offer with EY for Management Consulting
What are your long-term professional goals? I want to spend the beginning of my career working with Healthcare companies and then eventually move over to work in the non-profit sector to assist in education reform or urban development and revitalization
What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? I would tell the student to take advantage of not only the in the classroom opportunities, but also those outside of the classroom. I believe that business schools are the best in preparing you for life after college and many of these skills are developed through student organizations.
“I knew I wanted to major in business when…I saw Shark Tank for the first time!”
“If I didn’t major in business, I would be…a political science major with a music minor (I used to play the trombone).”
“Before I entered business school, I wish I had known…how to tie a tie. However, YouTube is a lifesaver!”
What was the happiest moment of your life?The happiest moment of my life was the first time that I left the country in my junior year with five of my best friends to travel to Mexico. The moment that I sat on the white beaches with my sunglasses on and gazed into the sea will never be forgotten because of the natural beauty.
Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? I am most proud of my election to the Student Government Board at the University of Pittsburgh. It was a grueling month of preparation for the campaign that I ran, which included several sleepless nights and speaking to over 60 student groups. On the night of the election, when they called my name my heart exploded and tears came from my eyes, and it was all due to pure joy. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to see the fruits of my labor.
What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand? I would choose to be a spotted leopard because they have an opportunistic hunting behavior, broad diet, strength, and ability to adapt to various habits. When thinking of those characteristics in terms of my brand, I take calculated risks, I am willing to try anything, I have honed my skills in many areas of business making me a strong and confident individual, and I have a high Emotional IQ allowing me to adapt to situations easily. Also, spotted leopards are just really awesome and quite unique in my opinion!
Who would you most want to thank for your success? My mentor from RCMBA (Roberto Clemente Minority Business Association), Tosen Nwadei. In the first week of classes my freshman year, he gave me the hard truth about life, college, and business, From that time on, I had a roadmap to success and I have done my best to do the same to students younger than myself.
What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program?When I graduate, I want to be known as someone who, first and foremost, always gets the job done, and gets it done well. Additionally, I want to be known as someone who people always want to have on their team, not only for my skills but my willingness to be a great team player who makes everyone around me improve. More importantly, I want to be someone who takes ideas and knowledge from my teammates so that I may improve too.
Favorite book: Lord of the Flies
Favorite movie: Pursuit of Happiness
Favorite musical performer: Chance the Rapper
Favorite vacation spot: Ocean City, MD
What are your hobbies? Spending time with friends, Hip-Hop music, cooking, football (my favorite team is the NY Jets) and trying new restaurants!
What made Everett such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2017?
“Everett has consistently shown his leadership effectiveness not only within Pitt Business but also across the entire Pitt campus. He has distinguished himself as a leader within the University of Pittsburgh Student Government Association and has formed a lasting impression on students, faculty and administrators across the campus.
In addition, his outstanding performance in many case competitions has enhanced the reputation and impact of Pitt Business to other campuses across the country. His impact has been tremendous both inside and outside of the classroom.”
Audrey J. Murrell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Pitt Business
Kenneth R. Woodcock Faculty Fellow
Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership
Associate Professor of Business Administration