Here at Protiviti, we believe in the power of a strong mentor. Someone who can help shape and guide your career, be your advocate and cheerleader for big professional goals, and act as a role model to craft your professional story. That’s why each of our campus hires, including our interns, receives multiple mentors at different levels within the company.
This week, we are celebrating our Executive Advisors and the role they play in our interns’ experience. Next up in our series is Miron!
- Years at Protiviti – “I have been at Protiviti 13+ years.”
- Path to Protiviti – “I graduated from Illinois State University (Go Redbirds!) with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. I worked at Arthur Andersen in Chicago for 17 years before moving to Protiviti. 8 years ago I relocated to Minneapolis with Protiviti. I am also a CPA and CIA.”
- Current Solution and/or Industry focus – “I am currently the Protiviti Market Leader for Minneapolis – I focus on Internal Audit & Financial Advisory.”
- Why is being a mentor important to you? – “I wouldn’t have achieved what I have without many mentors who were very generous with their time (since I needed a lot coaching). With respect to me being a mentor, I always get more out of the mentoring relationship than I give – I love watching people grow, blossom, etc”
- What is one meaningful moment you have had as a mentor or mentee? – “Watching some of the people I hired many years ago get promoted to the Managing Director level at Protiviti.”
- What is one piece of advice you’d give our interns? – “Have fun and experience our culture! Since day-to-day projects vary, focus on the skills you are building and evaluate the cultural fit of the organization (do you feel valued, do you have access to leadership, does the company support your personal goals and the community, etc.) – projects and experiences change over time, but culture is long-term.”