“I am a compassionate person driven by thrilling experiences and fascinating friends and peers.”
Fun fact about yourself: I love the outdoors! In the summer of 2021, I took a 4 day rafting trip on the Colorado River, traveling through 90 miles of the Grand Canyon by raft in 120oF heat.
Hometown: Bothell, Washington
High School: Bothell High School
Minor: Computer Programming
Favorite Business Course: Learning About International Commerce (LINC) – 7 Day Trip to Taipei Taiwan
Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:
Awards and Honors:
Scholarships: Black Alumni Assoc. Scholar, Goldman Sachs Scholar, Ray Watt Scholar, Douglas Goldman Fund, Calpin ’07 Award
Dean’s List: Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021
Black Alumni Association, USC – Los Angeles, CA, August 2020 – Present
Latino Alumni Association Scholar, USC – Los Angeles, CA, August 2021 – Present
Leventhal School of Accounting, USC – Los Angeles, CA, August 2019 – Present
Leventhal Accounting Cohort, Lead Student Mentor
Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center – Los Angeles, CA, October 2020 – Present
Volunteer Math/Science/English Private Tutor
USC Career Advantage Mentor Program – Los Angeles, CA, August 2020 – Present
USC Literary Society – Los Angeles, CA, August 2019 – December 2021
Student Organization, VP of Finance
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) – Los Angeles, CA, Aug 2019 – Jan 2020
USC Chapter, Compliance Chair
KPMG LLP – Los Angeles, CA, July 2019
Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) Conference, Participant
Where have you interned during your college career?
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA, August 2018 – Present
Rosalyn.ai – Dublin, OH (Virtual)
Chairman, Student Advisory Board, January 2021 – Present
Operations Strategy Intern, January 2021 – August 2021
KPMG LLP – Los Angeles, CA
Deal Advisory, Intern (Industries: Technology, Real Estate, Gaming), June 2021 – August 2021
Deal Advisory, Intern (Virtual), July 2020 – August 2020
Audit, Intern (Industries: Energy, Real Estate, Medical Specialties), Jun 2019 – Aug 2019
Where will you be working after graduation?
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – Los Angeles, CA, August 2022
Incoming Associate Consultant
Who is your favorite professor? My favorite professor is Smrity Randhawa, who teaches at the Leventhal School of Accounting. Professor Randhawa has been a crucial mentor who has taught me so many things about business and life. She is able to get on the same level as her students and connect, and I try to emulate that as a mentor.
What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? I have learned that being inclusive and welcoming encourages some of the best business outcomes: diversity, innovation, and great teams.
What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? Business is such a vague term! If you’re considering business as a major, think about the many times you’ve walked into a business and thought, “Wow, this is awesome!” There’s a lot of room for creativity; your uniqueness is your best asset.
What has surprised you most about majoring in business? Business majors are all often pursuing so many different jobs and roles, but there’s always one thing in common;: we all view the world so much more broadly as we develop our business acumen.
Looking back over your experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently in business school and why? If I could do undergraduate business school again, I would try to bring in more college credits from high school so that I could explore more. Many classes I thought I wouldn’t love have opened my eyes to new ideas and connections.
What business executive do you admire most? I find small business owners to be the most inspirational people. Of those that I have had the privilege to meet or work with, I have found that they are constantly making the hard decisions necessary to fuel their passions. I want to carry that sense of purpose with me everywhere I go.
Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? I can’t pick between my top 2. I have loved being a mentor for freshman accounting students each year at USC, and working as a volunteer tutor at the Wooten Center (a SoCal community center). There’s nothing more rewarding than passing on lessons and experiences, and I constantly learn new tips and tricks from working with younger students.
Which classmate do you most admire? I have really enjoyed learning with Shyra Alam, a fellow accounting major and also a senior. I see her consistently challenge herself to do her best in every class and on every assignment without forgetting to enjoy the moment and the people around her.
Who would you most want to thank for your success? I would love to thank each and every single peer, professor, USC staff member, and professional I have met during my years at USC. I have been able to pick and choose smart habits and advice from each person that have helped me get where I am today. Further, I want to thank my close college friends for helping me recognize that I am good enough just the way I am.
What are the top two items on your professional bucket list?
- Be a positive influence on as many lives as I can.
- Show others that appreciating our differences is often what brings us closer together.
What are your hobbies?
Athletics: Running, football, track & field
Getting outside: Travel, hiking, bouldering
Creating: Woodwork, digital art, painting/drawing, programming
What made Dylan such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2022?
“Dylan’s leadership abilities are embodied by his empathetic approach to any situation. He is caring towards his peers, encourages them to discover and nurture their unique talents and celebrates their successes. Dylan exemplifies how building community is essential for a well- rounded collegiate experience centered on personal growth and giving back to others.”
Linda Mendoza Lopez
Associate Director, Undergraduate Advising Leventhal School of Accounting
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