Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems

Accounting & MIS Peer Mentors

We are a group of Accounting and MIS students that serve as a liaison between the department and the students. We are here to give guidance to students of all grades on topics ranging from major/minor selection, organizations on campus, the job search process, and anything else! Feel free to reach out to one of us with just a quick question or to develop a mentor/mentee relationship. We are here to make sure you get everything you can out of your college experience. We are more than glad to help and looking forward to meeting you!

Shelby Switzer - Senior

Majors: Accounting & Management Information Systems

I am very involved on campus and also work part time. During the summer following my sophomore year, I participated in several summer leadership programs with different firms and ultimately accepted an internship offer from KPMG. I was selected to participate in their global internship program, completing half of my internship in Baltimore and half in London, UK. I will be starting full time with KPMG in the Baltimore office Tax Practice after graduation. If you have any questions about getting involved on campus, Accounting & MIS classes, summer leadership programs, internships / full time offers or balancing a heavy workload I'd be happy to help!

Job Experience:

  • KPMG Federal Tax Associate, Baltimore - Starting Fall 2016
  • KPMG Global Internship, London UK - Summer 2015
  • KPMG Tax Internship, Baltimore- Summer 2015
  • UDEL Federal Cost Accounting Intern - Current
  • PwC Elevate Program, Baltimore- Summer 2014
  • KPMG Discover Program, Baltimore- Summer 2014
  • EY Emerging Leaders Program, Baltimore- Summer 2014
  • BDO Pathway to Success Program, Chicago- Summer 2014
  • ParenteBeard Summer Spotlight Program, Lancaster- Summer 2014

Campus Involvement

  • Blue Hen Leadership Program
  • Honors Program
  • The Allocation Board
  • Haven Board

Kendall Flanagan - Junior


In order to fulfill my 150 credits, I decided to do the new "Accelerated" Accounting program, which is basically an accelerated version of the 4+1. In this program, I we be able to overlap both undergrad and graduate classes, and complete the 150 credits necessary to sit for the CPA Exam. I would be more than happy to help with the Accounting classes, the Accelerated program, or getting involved on campus!!


Job Experience:

  • PwC Elevate Program Summer 2014
  • KPMG Summer Leadership Program Summer 2014
  • KPMG Audit Intern Summer 2015
Campus Involvement
  • Accounting
  • Students Association
  • ​Gamma Phi Beta

Cameron Pruneau - Senior

Major: Accounting

My name is Cameron Pruneau and I am graduating in the Spring of 2016 with a degree in accounting. I entered the University of Delaware as an Earth Science Education Major and decided to switch to Accounting my sophomore year. This past summer I interned in the Accounting Department at Unity Bank back in my hometown of Clinton, NJ. In the Summer of 2016 I will be interning with EY. This is my second year on the ASAB, and I am serving as Co-President with Jake Mason.  I am looking forward to helping others in any way I can!

Job Experience:

  • Accounting Intern at Unity Bank
  • PwC Tax Case Competition Finalist
  • EY Emerging Leaders Program
  • EY Assurance Intern Summer 2016

Campus Involvement:

  • Cryptocurrency Club
  • Accounting Student Association
  • Lerner Student Advisory Board

Jake Mason

Major: 4+1 Accounting

This is my second year on the ASAB, and I have the honor of being Co-President alongside my colleague, Cameron Pruneau. I am an accounting major in the 4+1 program and my grades are very important to me. I have completed two internships at Nestle Waters North America’s headquarters in Stamford, CT, working with the accounting and finance teams there. This semester I am applying to the big 4 accounting companies for an accounting internship, and I am also beginning my Master’s degree courses.

Job Experience:

  • Nestle Waters North America Intern– Stamford CT, 2014, 2015
  • PwC’s “The Challenge” case competition finalist, Fall 2013
  • Dean’s List for 5 consecutive semesters (Spring 2013 – Spring 2015)
  • Accounting volunteer at 2014 UD Relay For Life

Campus Involvement:

  • Accounting Student Association
  • Lerner Student Advisory Board

Sarah Durso - Senior

Management Information Systems and Marketing

My name is Sarah Durso and I am a senior in the Alfred Lerner College of Business studying Management Information Systems and Marketing. I am very involved in campus such as being the President of the Association for Information Systems and the Vice President of the Women In Business clubs. I am also involved in other RSOs such as the Blue Hen Marketing Club and Colleges Against Cancer. I am involved in the Executive Mentor Scholars Program on campus as well. I am so excited to be a Peer Mentor for the Accounting and MIS Department!

Job Experience:

  • Amazon Brand Ambassador
  • Target Executive Intern
  • Zipcar Student Ambassador
  • Columbia University Research Assistant

Keyarah Watson

Accounting/Information Systems

My name is Keyarah Watson and I am a Junior at the University of Delaware. My areas of study are Accounting and Management Information Systems. Currently, I serve as the President of the National Association of Black Accountants. I chose to join NABA because of the passion I have for diversity enrichment both on campus and in community. Please reach out to me if you have any questions!

Job Experience:

  • Student Assistant - Alfred Lerner Career Services & Academic Advising
  • KPMG Corporate Management Internship
  • KPMG International Case Competition
  • PwC Elevate Program
  • Vanguard Explore Program

Campus Involvement: 

  • Diverse Student Advisory Board
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • NABA Executive Mentors Program

Jamie Gancz - Sophomore

Major/Minor: Accounting Major and Management Information Systems Minor

My name is Jamie Gancz and I am pursuing an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Management Information Systems. I plan to obtain the 150 credits needed for the CPA exam in four years through the use of AP credits, and winter, summer and 1 credit classes. This winter I am studying abroad in Italy, which I am very excited about. I am involved in a variety of organizations on campus, including being Treasurer of the Accounting Students Association. I also tutor students in Accounting 207 and 208, so if you have any questions about accounting classes, getting involved on campus, how to get 150 credits, or anything else, feel free to reach out. I am looking forward to being a Peer Mentor for the Accounting and MIS Department this year!

Job experience:

  • Accounting 207/208 Peer Tutor
  • KPMG ‘Ace the Case’ Program, Philadelphia - Summer 2015
  • EY Emerging Leaders Summit, Washington DC - Summer 2015

Campus involvement:

  • Accounting Students Association
  • Honors Program
  • Project Sunshine
  • Taste of UD Admitted Student Lunch Program
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Women in Business
  • Lerner College Peer Mentorship Program 

Amanda Prokop - Junior

I entered the University of Delaware as an Accounting major with the intention of adding an MIS minor. After just a few outstanding MIS classes, I realized that I wanted to add MIS as a second major, instead of a minor. I will earn the 150 credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam in just 4 years. On campus, I am involved in the Accounting Student Association, Association for Information Systems, Women in Business, Unified Theater, and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship. I am excited to be an Accounting and MIS Peer Mentor this year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I’m happy to help in any way I can!

Job Experience:

  • Summer and Winter Intern at Iron Workers Bank
  • Vanguard Explore Program
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Explore Program
  • Elko Summer Leadership Program

Campus Involvement:

  • Accounting Student Association
  • Association for Information Systems
  • Executive Mentor Scholars Program Participant
  • Women in Business
  • Unified Theater
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship
  • Honors Program

Jaclyn Harkins - Junior

Major: Accounting & Finance Double Major

My name is Jaclyn Harkins and I am an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware in the Alfred Learner College of Business and Economics, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Upon graduation with both of these degrees and the completion of my 150 credit hours, I will have the opportunity and qualifications to sit for the CPA examination. Throughout my time on campus, I have realized that having a career in Public Accounting in the incredible city of Philadelphia is exactly what I want to do after graduation. I am heavily involved with a variety of student organizations and I believe that all of my experiences, both professional and academic, can help make a positive contribution to our campus and its students. I enjoy sharing my passion for accounting so that I can help others build confidence in themselves and realize their potential, just as others have done to me. I am so excited to be a Peer Mentor for the Accounting and MIS Department this year! Additionally, I am happy to announce that I will be interning with KPMG next summer in the Audit Practice!

Job Experience:

  • KPMG Audit Intern, Philadelphia – Summer 2016
  • KPMG’s Fast Forward National Leadership Program, Hollywood – Summer 2015
  • EY Emerging Leaders Program, Philadelphia – Summer 2015
  • BDO’s Pathway to Success Leadership Program, Philadelphia – Summer 2015
  • Awarded the Grant Thornton Making A Difference Award - Spring 2015
  • Awarded the Baker Tilly Achieving Excellence Award –Spring 2015
  • KPMG’s 2014-2015 International Case Competition (KICC) – Fall 2014
  • PwC’s Challenge Tax Case Competition – Fall 2014

Campus Involvement:

  • Accounting Students Association, Vice President
  • Accounting Student Advisory Board
  • Financial Management Association
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • I will also be a Finance TA in the Spring


Dylan Miller - Senior

Major: Accounting and Finance

My name is Dylan and I am a finance and accounting double major in the Honors Program.  On campus, I was a player on the University of Delaware’s Men’s Basketball Team during their NCAA tournament run.  Also, I am a tutor in the Lerner Business College and was the President of my Complex Community Council during my freshman year.  I have been the recipient of several honors including the William Markell Scholarship, the Academic Excellence in Accounting Award (Sophomore & Junior) and the Finance Faculty Student Scholarship.  In addition, I have been recognized as a Dean’s List scholar every semester at UD. During this past summer, I interned at EY in their Philadelphia Office.  Off campus, I have coached several basketball teams including, St. Mark’s High School Varsity Girls, St. Edmond’s Varsity Boys and the West Chester Viper AAU Organization.  I also provide tutor services to high school students in the community.  I am very excited about this opportunity 

Job Experience:

  • EY Financial Services Office-Banking and Capital Markets


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