Luisa Eggert

What kind of work do you do?
I am in accounting at Verizon. I work on everything from reconciling receipts to preparing reports for internal and external audits to budget forecasting and cost analyses.

Why did you decide to go to Rutgers School of Business – Camden?
Rutgers is a reputable school in New Jersey with a great business program. The PMAc program will benefit me in the long run and help me be seen as a professional at a higher level and reputation in the field.

What has surprised you the most about going to business school?
It has been a great experience. I’m grateful to have wonderful professors. In particular, Professor Ivo Jansen (Associate Prof. of Accounting) has been great. When he and all the professors teach us, they mentor us too.

Are you applying what you’re learning in class to your work?
What I’m learning is helping me to see the financial and business world at a broader level. For example, I had been working in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry for 20 years, and then I joined the telecomm industry. I’m able to utilize my knowledge and experience from business school in this new industry. When I work with reconciliations – there are 140 that I’m responsible for – I am now able to bring a higher level of knowledge and understanding to the work I’m doing in the tax area.

How are you balancing your work and school responsibilities?
It requires a lot of sacrifice and effort. I have to be disciplined and manage my time by doing my work early in the mornings before my kids get up. I get up at 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and I study two to three hours at night.

How do you stay committed to such a schedule?
It’s not forever. I told my kids to just bear with me. My husband is supportive. We have two girls – ages 17 and 15 – so they’re not little.

What do your teenage daughters think of their mother being in college?
I think I’m setting an example for my girls. Actions speak louder than words. I hope I am an inspiration. Actually, it’s my kids who inspire me the most.

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