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Mike Shovel

K&L Gates LLP.

Senior Financial Analyst- Financial Planning and Analysis

Personal Information

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School: University of Pittsburgh

Major: Finance

Years at College Works: 2007

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: K&L Gates LLP.

Title: Senior Financial Analyst- Financial Planning and Analysis

Industry: Legal

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Oversight of multiple domestic and international offices financial performance through coordination with office management. Budgeting and Forecasting Architect of Financial Reporting system

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Establishing myself as a reliable go-to resource that can get things done. Even simple things like following up, which you do plenty of in CWP, are surprisingly uncommon in the workplace.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It is one of the most challenging experiences you will encounter, which results experiences you will reflect on for the rest of your life.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

It is definitely a resume booster showing what you are capable of. On almost all of my entry-level interviews it is what everyone focused on due to the variety and challenging work.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Take a step back and look at the bigger picture. You aren't there to be a painter, so don't be. If you really focus on the business-side of things you will be much more successful.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

If you don't give it everything you have now, you will regret it forever.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Diversify yourself and don't shy away from challenging assignments.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Paintball

Last words of wisdom

Learn from the past to better yourself for your future.