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Open Doors: Accounting Major Receives Job Offer After Internship

Bobby Wurster is an accounting major at Lebanon Valley College

Bobby Wurster ’21 came to LVC as a men’s ice hockey recruit and an analytical finance major. Entering his senior year, he’s pivoted to a member of the men’s golf team and an accounting major. 

The one thing that didn’t change? His opportunity to compete as a student-athlete while earning a degree from a highly-regarded academic program.

“The opportunity to play college sports combined with a great degree close to home, made choosing LVC easy,” said Wurster, who hails from Doylestown, Pa. “Balancing my workload between athletics and school was challenging at first, but once I established a routine it became much easier. The best way to minimize stress is to get assignments done as early as possible.”

Wurster spent two seasons as a defenseman for the men’s ice hockey team, gaining the unique experience of playing at the historic Hersheypark Arena. His first season on the men’s golf team was cut short due to COVID-19, but he looks forward to his senior year.

Wurster’s academic switch stemmed from a strong interest in his early accounting classes. 

“After speaking with my professors about the countless opportunities available with an accounting degree, I made the transition to an accounting major,” said Wurster. “With this degree, I can still choose a career in the finance field, but it also opens doors in the accounting and business fields.”

He enjoys learning from faculty who share their professional work experience, making it easier to connect textbook materials with real-life scenarios. He also gained practical experience through an internship with Domani Wealth, a wealth management firm, last year.

Wurster rotated through the firm’s departments of operations, practice management, investment strategy group, and the wealth advisory group. 

“Interacting with and learning from members of each department introduced me to new experiences and allowed me to explore all areas of the firm to enhance my knowledge. The critical-thinking skills I acquired from taking classes at LVC were essential in applying them to work objectives.

“The exposure to the many aspects of a wealth management firm also aided in developing real-life scenarios to relate back to topics that we cover in the classroom,” said Wurster. 

As much as Wurster enjoyed his internship, he is even more excited to start his full-time position with the firm after his graduation in May 2021.