Thursday, October 1, 2009

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeroz Owens

Jeroz Owens grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. In 2007, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 he received a Master's Degree in Accountancy from the University of Georgia. Accountants maintain and prepare financial records and reports for businesses and individuals.

Jeroz works in Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) at Deloitte, one of the largest professional services organizations in the world. ERS consultants help clients manage risk and uncertainty. Jeroz has worked at Deloitte for 14 months and is currently studying for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam.

As you can tell, Jeroz has put in a lot of hard work to get where he is today. He is very dedicated and always sets goals. "Where do I see myself in 5, 10, 20 years?" he asks. Jeroz might go into the real estate business and he might move to Atlanta, but for now he is happy living and working in Chicago where he can closely follow his favorite sports teams, the Bulls and the Cubs.

Jeroz enjoys coming to Cabrini Connections because it gives him time to kick back and relax during a long work week. He and his mentee, Lamont, started meeting this summer and have been a perfect match ever since. They get along well and have great communication. Some of Jeroz's tips for Lamont - and all of our students - are:
  • Broaden your horizons
  • Don't limit yourself in life
  • Ask questions
Thanks, Jeroz! .. and congratulations on being in the spotlight!

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